The Future of Gaming, Sony’s big PlayStation 5 games reveal event finally materialised! There were lots of games that were demonstrated during the reveal event. How about counting the PS5 game shown? With a release date confirmed for late 2020, the newly announced PS5 does look pretty futuristic, with a towering white and black profile and matching accessories, such as the earlier announced DualSense 5 controllers, also in the same style. The DualSense 5 featured haptic feedback, built-in mic, adaptive triggers and is rechargeable via USB-C connectors.
The hardware innards of these new beast of a console include an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory and a custom developed RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out a staggering 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power – amazing performance for the new console! Oh, did we say it will also ditch the hard drive, and come with solid state drive (SSD)? If you had taken 8 seconds to load Spider-Man in PS4, you would have needed less than a second on the PS5!
As for the price, there had been speculations and some informed guesses between US$399 to about US$599, the latter being a leak on Amazon, which remains to be confirmed by Sony.
The list of exciting games that were announced included:
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Project Athia
- Destruction AllStars
- NBA 2K21
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Resident Evil 8: Village
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
- Little Devil Inside
- Kena: Bridge of the Spirits
- JETT: The Far Shore
- Horizon: Forbidden West
- Solar Ash
- Hitman III
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Gran Turismo 7
- Goodbye Volcano High
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Demon’s Souls
- Astro’s Playroom
So while we anticipate the pricing to be announced, let’s take a look at the games we would like to play on this new console in time to come!
For Xbox fans, the Xbox Series X was announced during E3 2019 as “Project Scarlett” and is also scheduled for release in late 2020. These news consoles share a lot in common, but major features like PS Now, Xbox Game Pass, exclusive games for each platform, features of their controllers and super zippy SSDs will ways to differentiate themselves from the competition.
|Hardware||PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X|
|Processor||8 x AMD Zen 2 CPU cores clocked up to 3.5 GHz (variable frequency, SMT)||8 x AMD Zen 2 CPU cores clocked at 3.8 GHz|
|Graphics||10.28 teraflops, 36 CUs clocked up to 2.23 GHz (variable frequency) with AMD’s SmartShift technology||12.16 teraflops, 52 CUs clocked at 1.825 GHz with AMD’s SmartShift technology|
|RAM||16GB GDDR6 SDRAM||16GB GDDR6 SDRAM|
|Storage||Custom 825GB SSD||1TB SSD|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD slot||1TB Microsoft expansion card slot|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray drive |
(PS5 Digital Edition will ship with the same hardware specs as the main model, without the 4K UHD Blu-ray drive)
|4K UHD Blu-ray drive|
|I/O Throughput||5.5GB a second raw, 8-9GB a second compressed||2.4GB a second raw, 4.8GB a second compressed|
|Max Refresh Rate||120Hz||120Hz|
|Cloud Gaming||PlayStation Now||Microsoft Project xCloud|
|Backwards Compatibility||Yes, to PS4||Yes to Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One|
|Dimensions||15″ high, 3.5″ wide (Estimated)||11.85″ high, 5.94″ wide, 5.94″ deep,|
|Color||Futurist Black and White||Black|
|Release Date||Coming Holiday 2020||Coming Holiday 2020|
Wow, 2 new consoles to watch out for in the later part of this year. It would be a glorious Christmas (and gift) time for console gamers!