Its phrase “Built with no limits” could not be more appropriate.
The unveiling of the new Sony PS5 was initially scheduled for a couple of weeks ago towards the end of May. But considering the uproar of #BLM movement, Sony held back and stated ‘It’s no time to celebrate’. What we see today is the PS5 in all its glory, accompanied by accessories that play a role in this new PlayStation experience.
[All images courtesy of Sony]
Take a look at the new PlayStation. The console matches the DualSense’s white-and-black colours, and for the first time in PS history, it stands vertically. This may be a play out of the Xbox Series X book as it’s designed to be placed vertically as well. There are two versions to it: 4K Blu-ray drive and a pure Digital Edition. The Digital Edition is much thinner than the other, thanks to the removal of the disk-reading drive. We’re expecting this to play a role in pricing.
On the top, the unit also appears to have vents for heat dissipation along with USB-A and USB-C ports at the front. In terms of its accessories, Sony also unveiled a DualSense charging station, a new HD camera, a Pulse 3D audio wireless headset, and a media remote. While the DualSense charger will be a part of the original kit as will the DualSense controller itself, the rest of the accessories could very well be a separate purchase altogether.
Underneath the hood, we see an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU, as mentioned by Sony back in March. Sony also stated that it will be using a proprietary SSD solution to boost load times for games. The SSD will provide a generous 825-GB of storage and 5.5-GB/s of performance. We’re expecting the PS5 to rep 8K visual quality too. System memory will be 16-GB.
During its ‘Future of Gaming’ event, Sony simply showed off as many as 25 PS5 games, out of which, a majority are exclusive to the latest Playstation. Their star-studded line up includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Godfall, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Resident Evil 8: Village, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Gran Turismo 7, to name a few. The Sony PlayStation 5 will be in stores by Holiday Season of 2020, making Christmas a lot more fun for gamers across the globe.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.