‘Built with no limits’ is the only ethos behind the Sony PS5 as it breaks cover today.
After nearly an hour of visual brilliance, Sony finally gave us our closest look yet at the machine behind the magic. The unveiling 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.
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.
All images: Courtesy Sony & Marvel