What We Know About the PlayStation 5 So Far

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Heads up, game nerds it is almost here, the new PlayStation 5 (PS5), and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. The sleek modern design will be available this holiday 2020 season. So, most likely, we could see it anywhere between October and December. Since it cannot be pre-ordered, the price is not known.

There will be two console options players can choose from, the main difference being the PS5 Digital Edition will not include the 4K Blu-ray drive. They did give the gaming system a new black-and-white design that can still be set upright or placed flat to be stored. The blue LED lights will be around the sides. There is also some good news for PlayStation fans. The PS4 games will be compatible. Which is good news for those who remember when the PS4 came out, and not all games would work.

Included with the announcement of the new console was also some accessories. There will be an HD camera, wireless headset, media remote, and charging station. Even the controllers have gotten an upgrade. They feature adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, touchpad, and the light bar will be on the sides of the touchpad. The “Share” button is now the “Create” button, which will let players share and create content to who they are playing. Not to mention that the DualSense controller will have a built-in microphone where you can speak to other players.

The games that have been revealed having incredible graphics also include several exclusive PS5 games. They are:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Returnal
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure
  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Bugsnax
  • DEATHLOOP
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Destruction AllStars
  • GhostWire: Tokyo
  • Godfall
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
  • HITMAN 3
  • JETT: The Far Shore
  • Kena: Bridge of the Spirits
  • Little Devil Inside
  • NBA 2K21
  • Oddworld Soulstorm
  • Pragmata
  • Project Athia
  • Resident Evil 8
  • Solar Ash
  • Stray
  • The Pathless
  • Tribes of Midgard

For those who want to know the specific components and specs of the gaming system:

CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
GPU Architecture: Custom RDNA 2
Memory/Interface: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth: 448GB/s
Internal Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
IO Throughput: 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot
External Storage: USB HDD Support
Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

Watch the release trailer for the new PlayStation 5 and some of the upcoming video games below.

Sarah

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