10 July 2020
After a long wait amidst various teasers and rumors, Sony has finally taken wraps off the PlayStation 5. The next-generation gaming console was showcased at the PlayStation event that was originally planned for last week. It kicked off with the revelation of PlayStation 5 games followed by the console itself and its accessories.
Sony has unveiled two PlayStation 5 models where one is the traditional upgrade over PlayStation 4. The second one is a disc-less version named PlayStation 5 Digitial Edition. Just like the Xbox One S All-Digitial Edition, it does not offer a 4K disc player and supports only digital downloading of games. This variant should be more affordable than the standard version but we do not have information about the pricing of any of them.
In terms of design, Sony has opted for a drastically different approach as compared to the predecessor. It has described the design as bold and futuristic which is honestly an apt way of describing it. The all-new PlayStation 5 not only looks way different from previous generations but also from its contemporary competition Xbox Series X. It has a dual-tone, Black and White, color finish similar to what we saw with the new DualSense controller unveiled earlier this year.
Both console models look exactly similar except that the Digital Edition appears to be a lot slimmer. This is because of the removal of the physical disc drive. There is also a vertical stand for the console that would help gamers save valuable space. However, it is unknown whether it will be bundled with the console or sold separately.
Sony further showcased a bunch of PlayStation 5 accessories. These include DualSense Charging Station which is capable of wirelessly charging two controllers at the same time. HD Camera is a webcam that would be helpful for motion tracking, PULSE 3D wireless headset, and a media remote. The pricing for all these accessories is currently unknown.
If we talk about the PlayStation 5 games, there are just too many upcoming titles. These include first-party games, third-party games, and even Indie games. While you can visit the official PlayStation blog to check out every single one of them, we have shared trailers for some of the good ones.
Horizon Forbidden West:
Resident Evil Village:
Gran Turismo 7:
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
GTA V and GTA Online