Sony has finally officially introduced its latest gaming console, Playstation 5.
While the company only spoke about the technical characteristics of the new presentation, we finally saw the appearance of the console. The new Playstation 5 is made in black and white, in addition to the new-generation controller, which was introduced a little earlier.
PS5 is now in vertical formats, like the X Box Series, and will include two versions: one with a Blu-ray 4K drive and a purely digital version. The modification of the PS5 without an optical drive looks much thinner than the classic model.
Refusing a CD drive should mean that the Digital Edition of the PS5 will be cheaper, but Sony has not mentioned pricing yet. During the live broadcast, the company presented the design of the set-top box but did not provide information on the release date or prices for any of the PS5 modifications.
Like the Xbox Series X, the PS5 can be placed vertically or horizontally, underneath a TV or monitor. Sony has further developed stands that are suitable for any orientation. The PS5 has vent holes at the top of the case for heat dissipation, with USB-A and USB-C ports at the front.
Sony also introduced a range 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 prices for any of its accessories, or if they will all be released with the new PS5 consoles.
Sony has been gradually providing more and more information about the next generation of PS5s in recent months. The console will come out closer to the New Year holidays and will be equipped with an 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor and a special graphics processor based on AMD RDNA 2. AMD’s own chips will provide 10.28 Teraflops of power using variable frequencies on both the processor and the GPU.
Sony also uses a patented SSD solution to increase game loading times. The SSD will provide 825GB of memory and 5.5GB / s performance. Sony requires all games to be installed on an internal SSD for maximum read speeds. Epic Games recently unveiled a stunning Unreal 5 technology demo on the PS5 that demonstrates 8K movie downloads and dynamic lighting effects. The PS5 will also support 8K graphics, 4K graphics with a 120 Hz refresh rate, and 3D sound.
Sony also announced the DualSense controller for the PS5. The controller features adaptive triggers, tactile feedback, and a new button for sharing game content. Like the company’s DualShock controllers, the D-panel and buttons will remain on the top half of the controller, while the two analog joysticks will remain on the bottom half of the controller. DualSense will also have a centrally mounted touch panel and an upgraded light panel on each side of the touch panel.
The PS5 will also support the “vast majority” of the more than 4000 PlayStation 4 games that exist today. “We expect backward compatible games to run faster on the PS5 so that users can see games at higher frame rates and higher resolutions,” said Sony earlier this year in a press release announcing the new console. Ubisoft has previously stated that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will also be released on PlayStation 5 by the end of this year.