Sony has finally unveiled the PlayStation 5 during the company’s Future of Gaming event, along with a slew of titles that will accompany its release in Holiday 2020.
The PS5 sports a curved white shell with a black segment filling the gaps between the console’s air vents. The unit also features two variants: the standard model, and the Digital Edition variant. As the name implies, the console’s Digital Edition does not include a disc drive, which suggests that Sony is leaning towards a future without physical media.
Earlier this month, the company teased the PS5’s DualSense, an all-new controller that features adaptive triggers, an integrated microphone, and Haptic Feedback technology. Unlike its predecessors, the controller has a sleek black-and-white design that aligns with the main console’s look.
As previously explained by Sony in the console’s “Deep Dive” presentation in April, the PS5 will employ fast SSDs, ray-tracing technology, and a built-in 4K Blu-ray player. Sony promises that the console will allow developers to craft games beautifully and carry out realistic lighting, environment, and model renders.
The PS5 also houses an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that yields 10.28 teraflops of processing power, enough to go toe-to-toe with PCs.
Sony has unveiled a plethora of titles that are slated for release on the PS5, including a few revivals and sequel games to boot. Games teased in the event include Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Resident Evil Village, Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Sackboy, Pragmata, Square Enix’s Project Athia, and a remake of Demon’s Souls.
The PS5 is expected to hit shelves in December. What do you think of the PS5? Let us know in the comments!
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