It’s been a long time coming for Sony, with many wondering as to the reasoning behind their seemingly slow schedule for the PlayStation 5. I mean, Microsoft got out there and showed off what the Xbox Series X will look all the way back in December of 2019 and even though Sony got out and confirmed the PS5 will indeed be launching this year, we’ve gone months now without even knowing what it looks like. Knowing the design of the controller, The DualSense, is neat, but what about the box. Well after last night’s PS5 showcase, we don’t have to wonder any longer. Instead, we’ll only have to dream.
It was a big night for Sony as not only did they officially draw the curtain back on the actual design of the console itself but it also highlighted some of the games releasing for the platform. Big titles and smaller indie games were shown off in a particularly strong event that not only highlighted the potential power of the PS5 but indicated that Sony is still committed to ensuring their first-party line up is as strong as ever. Beyond that sleek and curvy design that some may say looks like an expensive wifi router (they would be wrong, of course) Sony announced a bunch more peripherals for the console including a DualSense charging station, and HD camera, a separate media remote and, coolest of all, a Pulse 3D wireless headset.
It was also confirmed that there’ll be two versions of the console available at launch. The “standard” PS5 will have a 4K Blu-ray drive, as can usually be expected for a modern initial release, but there’ll also be a Digital Edition that won’t be a able to spin up a hardcopy of a game. One can only hope that means the Digital Edition will be cheaper due to the removal of certain hardware but prices for either version have yet to be confirmed.
In terms of raw specifications, we already knew the PS5 will feature an SSD that will provide roughly 825GB of storage and a whopping 5.5GB/s in terms of performance. The console is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and an AMD RDNA 2-based GPU, a custom designed graphics card that’s capable of generating 10.28 teraflops of raw power. So not only does it look great, but it’s also a chunky beast in terms of processing speed and power and honestly, we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
(Source: The Verge)