It’s here guys, the next big thing in gaming, THE PLAYSTATION 5! It’s sleek, futuristic, and sterile white. And it has a slew of impressive games set to debut on it! Let’s get into everything we can expect from the PS5:
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan that took place on Thursday June 11th as a first look at games that’ll be made for the console. It was to be held entirely online and lasted about an hour.
“Today’s the day that we’ve been looking forward to for years where we get to show you just some of the games that demonstrate our belief that PlayStation 5 marks the biggest generational transition our industry has yet seen,” Ryan said as the video stream began.
Many of the games Sony showed were build by its game studios, including Insomniac Games, which made Spider-Man.
Here’s all the games Sony’s announced so far:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Resident Evil 8: Village – Official Reveal Trailer
Hitman 3 World Premiere
Horizon Zero Dawn 2: Forbidden West – Reveal Trailer
Deathloop – Gameplay Trailer
Gran Turismo 7 Announcement and Gameplay Trailer
Godfall: Playstation 5 (PS5) Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Per The Verge:
The games were shown alongside the new look for the device, which is tall and thin, is colored white on its front and back, with blue light and black accent colors on its sides. The company didn’t reveal a price for the PS5, but did say they were be a discless “all digital” version.
The PS5 stands vertically, like the Xbox Series X is primarily designed to be placed, and will include two versions: one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a pure Digital Edition. The PS5 variant without the optical drive looks substantially thinner than the regular model, thanks to the removal of the drive.
Sony has also created a number of accessories for the PS5, including a DualSense charging station, a new HD camera, a Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a media remote. Sony has not yet announced pricing for any of its accessories, or whether they will all launch alongside the new PS5 consoles. Sony, like Microsoft, has been slowly providing more information about its next-gen PS5 in recent months. The console will arrive in the holiday season and is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. Sony announced the PS5 specs in March, and the custom AMD chips will provide 10.28 teraflops of power using variable frequencies on both the CPU and GPU.
Sony is also using a proprietary SSD solution to boost load times for games. The SSD will provide 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of performance. Sony is requiring that all games be installed to the internal SSD to make use of the read speeds. Epic Games recently provided a stunning Unreal 5 tech demonstrationrunning on the PS5, showing off the loading of cinematic 8K assets and dynamic lighting effects. The PS5 will also support 8K graphics, 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate, and 3D audio.
The PS5 will also support an “overwhelming majority” of the more than 4,000 PlayStation 4 titles that exist today. “We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions,” Sony said in March. And Ubisoft has already said that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is headed to the PlayStation 5 this holiday season.