We all got to look at the new Play Station 5 (or PS5) and to say the least; it was stunning. Sony has gone beyond its safe zone, and it has paid off, as we see the design has become an internet sensation.
The exact release date remains to be known, but it has been confirmed for late 2021. We got a lot to know about Sony’s next-gen console from its The Future of Gaming event on June 11. The striking design, the next lineup of games, and what the PS5 is capable of, all were revealed in fact.
The reveal of the Digital version was a surprise. The Digital Edition will not have a Blu-ray drive, which will make it cheaper than the original console. Price is also important here, as we are going towards the new-gen, companies have been struggling to keep their consoles down. The Digital Edition also shows how console manufacturers are moving away from physical media and looking to go Digital into the future. Although we still have to know the release date or the PS5 price, we do have a clear idea of what we will be getting with the Play Station 5 later this year.
The Dual Sense PS5 controller, which was revealed earlier this year, packs many features worthy of being noted. We get adaptive feedback, built-in microphone, and adaptive triggers. The design is what truly stands out, as the Dual Sense controller has deviated a lot from its previous designs and has taken a new, more beautiful look at the black and white color scheme. The PS5 follows the same color scheme, both very different from their predecessors.
More important than the design, we have the PS5 specs, which were also revealed in quite a detail at the March reveal event. We got a more in-depth look into the inner workings of the PS5 and its system architecture.
We will discuss it further below, but for now, the overview of the specs is:
- AMD Zen 2-based CPU with eight cores at 3.5GHz
- 16GB of GDDR6 memory
- Custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU packing a 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power
Other impressive PS5 features include Ray-tracing, an ultra-fast SSD, backward compatibility with a lot of titles from the PS4 library, and a built-in 4K Blu-ray player (that has been excluded in the Digital Edition). So far, PS5 is hitting all the right points, but what matters now are the games.
Key Facts About PS5
Replacing the PS Slim and PS4 Pro, Sony PS5 has become the next generation Play Station console.
People have a dozen questions related to its release and its additional functions. Let’s fill you in with some basic facts related to the PS5.
When’s the Release
Although, it was announced in early 2021, and the first look has also been revealed.
However, according to Sony, the official release of the PS5 console will be in the holiday season of 2021. It could be anywhere between October and December in the US.
What are the best games to play on PS5?
There is a wide variety of games that are designed primarily to assist the release of PS5. Some of these fantastic games include Resident Evil 8, Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel, Demon’s Souls Remake, Spider-Man Entry, and many other thrilling games.
Will it be too pricey?
Well, every great thing has its worth. At the launch, the previous consoles by Sony, the PS4 and PS4 Pro were $399.
However, PS5 is predicted to be more pricey. According to some rumors, it’ll be around $499.
Will COVID-19 delay the launch?
It was cleared up by Sony that the COVID-19 won’t affect the launch event.
Sony announced that the date which was already decided hasn’t been under delaying circumstances. It was emphasized by Sony quite often that the release will be held on holidays.