Good news for PS enthusiasts: the wait is almost over, and we’ll be playing with PS5 by next year.
The next-generation PlayStation console, PS5, was confirmed to be released later this year, with a specific date yet to be revealed.
On June 11, during Sony’s The Future of Gaming event, we finally had the chance to take a sneak peek at the design of the next-generation PS console and the games line-up. Spoiler alert: Horizon Forbidden West and a remake of Demon’s Souls are on the list.
Here’s what else we’ve learned about the PS5 from Sony’s conference.
The reveal event revealed a lot about the console’s technical specs, but the conference culminated in a surprise reveal of the PS5 system itself. What did we found out about its design? It’s going to be a black-and-white boxes system with rounded angles and fins on the top. Plus, we’ve also found out that the system will share a color scheme with the black-and-white DualSense Controller which was revealed by Sony earlier this year.
Sony already revealed some great specs of the DualSense Controller, including its haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in mic. But we were also taken by surprise by its space-age black-and-white color scheme. And, as we found out on June 11, the PS5 design will look similar.
Perhaps the most impressive thing revealed about the new console is the eight-core AMD CPU chip: based on AMD’s third-generation Ryzen line, the chip is actually custom made by Sony, starting from their new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture.
As for the graphics, we’ve learned that they will be driven by a custom version of Radeon’s Navi line and the graphics chip will support ray-tracing, which you’ve definitely heard of before as it is gaining momentum in movies and video games. The 3D full audio support specs won’t disappoint us either, so we will be enjoying some hardcore gaming experiences.
Another big detail worth mentioning is the SSD accessories coming to the console as it will help games load faster and we will be able to handle more objects on screen at once than we can right now with the HDD-driven consoles.
If you were thinking about starting to save for the moment when the PS 5 will be revealed, we have some bad news: just like the system’s reveal date, the PS’s price is still shrouded in mystery. So, so far, no one has any idea about how much you should have in your saving account to purchase it after its release.
However, we do know that the PS4 cost $400 when it was released, a price that undercuts its main competitor, Xbox One, by 100$. Now, it’s difficult to know whether or not Sony will succeed to pull the same trick again, but we do know that the company promised us a console that will be “the best possible value proposition”. And, make no mistake, the best value doesn’t mean cheap, the company’s promise rather refers to a good value.