Sony Interactive Entertainment finally unveiled the PlayStation 5. Its next-gen console will come with tons of new games.
The new console was the star of a live broadcast event and had a simultaneous two-color design. This console will arrive in a standard model with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a digital model without a disc drive.
PlayStation 5 Official Design
The broadcast gave us a preview of some of the upcoming titles, many of them are exclusive to PS5.
“With the PlayStation 5, we are taking a significant leap to provide a truly new generation of innovative gaming experiences. It will redefine the expectations users have for games, ” said Jim Ryan, President, and CEO of SIE.
“The games will have more functions and will be more attractive to the eye. They will captivate your senses in ways that you did not think possible. Plus, you can have those experiences more smoothly thanks to the impressively fast loading. In today’s exhibit, we only show a preview of what’s to come in the next generation, and we want to thank our community for living this journey to the launch of the PS5 with us .”
PlayStation 5 Confirmed Specs
The console itself has under the hood an AMD Zen 2 processor with eight 3.5GHZ cores, 16GB of DDR6 RAM, and a custom RDNA 2 AMD board with 10.28 Tflops of power. Besides, it will have a new custom SSD disk to reduce loading times.
The PlayStation 5 will have several other standout features including:
- PULSE 3D Wireless Headphones, featuring 3D audio compatibility and dual noise-canceling microphones.
- HD camera, with dual 1080p quality lenses for gamers to stream their games along with epic moments on them.
- Multimedia control with integrated microphone.
- DualSense charging station, to charge two DualSense wireless controls.
- The console does not yet have a price or a confirmed release date.
Playstation 5 Would Launch In Limited Quantities
The PlayStation 5 will launch in late 2020. However, it seems that it will not be as easy to get as the PS4 was at the time of its launch.
According to Bloomberg, PS5 will have fewer units in circulation than PS4 at the time of its launch. Therefore, the transition to the next-gen will be slower than usual.
The reason for this is not the COVID-19 pandemic, as some rumors claimed, but rather that the console’s technical specifications lead to a high price that requires Sony to adjust production to those expectations.
The source said that the new coronavirus would not affect the plans or the PlayStation 5 or its rival, the Xbox X Series. It is only an external factor that does not seem to have much impact on the production line, at least for now.
What did affect is ” Sony’s promotion plans for the new device, ” which maintains its release date for the end of 2020. Bloomberg indicates that there will be 5 or 6 million PlayStation 5 units on the market by the end of the fiscal year in March 2021.