The design of the new PlayStation 5 (PS5) was just reveled during The Future of Gaming event. We now know what to expect when it launches.
If you missed the event, you can watch the video below:
Earlier this year, the DualSense PS5 Controller was revealed by Sony. It comes with features like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in mic. What made it stand out though was its space-age look that is so different from previous designs. And as we expected, the console itself shares the same design language.
The Future of Gaming is an event for Sony to give us first look at the games that will be available for the PS5. Of course, there were rumors that the PS5 will be revealed on the event, but it still was a pleasant surprise. We’ll list the games featured on the event on another article. For now, let’s talk about the PS5.
There are not only one, but two variants of the console; a Standard Edition with a 4K Blu-Ray disc drive, and a slimmer, disc-free Digital Edition. The Digital Edition means that Sony is catering to players who only makes use of digital downloads and streaming services rather than buying a physical game or movie. This will also help with people on social distancing because of the current health issue the world is facing. The only challenge is swapping games with friends or trading in your old games.
PlayStation 5 Specifications
Both variants use USB-C charging for their new controllers. They can also make use of an HD camera accessory, as well as a new PS5 wireless headset and media remote. PSVR hardware will be compatible on the next-gen console, with rumors of PSVR 2. The PS5 will also be backwards compatible with almost all PS4 games, earlier generations are still to be confirmed.
Although no specific date yet, Sony confirms that the console will be available in time for Holiday 2020. So, it will likely be released somewhere on the Ber months (September – December). November is historically when we’ve seen PlayStation consoles launch. It will also be in time for Christmas. No official price announced for the PS5 as of the moment, but I would guess that it will be around USD 499.