Sony finally revealed one of the most anticipated gaming hardware — PlayStation 5.
Sony tagged its new PlayStation 5 as ‘Future of Gaming,’ and true to its label, the new next-generation video game console indeed looks ultra-futuristic.
The new gaming console will be available in two versions — PlayStation 5 Standard Edition with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition with no optical drive.
PlayStation 5 with futuristic looks
When it comes to its design, as I told the new PlayStation 5 looks futuristic. The console looks sleek and vertical design dominated by curved white edging and a blue glow that surrounds the black core. The PS5 stands vertically with USB-A and USB-C ports at the front and vents along the top curve. The aesthetic design of PS5 matches the DualSense controller design perfectly.
PlayStation 5 Specification
Back in March, Sony revealed full PS5 hardware specifications. The console equipped with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD features a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) along with a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware that promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz (also variable frequency). The PS5 will also support 8K graphics, 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate, and 3D audio.
New PlayStation 5 Accessories
Along with PlayStation 5, Sony also announced a range of accessories — a Charging Station for charging two DualSense controllers simultaneously, a new HD camera, remote control for media, and a 3D wireless headset. The pricing of the accessories remains unknown at this moment.
New Games on PlayStation 5
A ton of new games that are expected to come to the console by 2021 was also showcased. An expanded and enhanced edition of Grand Theft Auto V will be available along with an exclusive PS5 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The list of games follows Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Resident Evil Village, NBA 2K21, Deathloop, Hitman III, and more. Check out the complete list of PS5 games.
Price and availability of PS5
As for now, the price and availability of Sony PlayStation 5 is a mystery. The first PlayStation retailed at 350$, the PS3 at 500$ and the PS4 at 400$. The last version of PlayStation dipped to match the market, but PS5 is going to cost more with all the new changes and accessories.