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Playstation 5 – Specifications, Games and News

Everything we know so far about the new Playstation console

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The 5th generation of Consoles is knocking its doors, with the Playstation 5 and its biggest competitor the Xbox Series information was being released, rumors were denied or confirmed…

The purpose of this article is to gather all the information so far regarding the PS5, the new console from the Japanese Sony, from the appearance of the console, announced games, specifications, etc.

Visual

One of the biggest secrets regarding the Playstation 5 was in relation to its look, which was revealed just a short time after its launch. First, only the visual of the console controller was revealed, and later, after many speculations, rumors, and attempts to “guess” the appearance of the ps5, elaborating through the visual of the controller a possible appearance for the console.

An excellent Marketing move, after all, news about the ps5's look was always on the rise and it was a subject that was never forgotten with memes, speculations and so on.

Check out the video revealing the design of the new Playstation:

By far the best of all Playstation controls (1 to 5), not only for its new features that will be discussed below, but also for its appearance, delicate and also modern. The modern design is also present on the base of the console, with a similar appearance to the controls, mixing white and black with a modern shape.

This is going to be the Playstation with the company's fully horizontal design, which helps to cool it down. Supposed images of the console were leaked in a manufacturing line, which showed a large size, which may also be for better air circulation inside it.

Specifications

Console

Both versions of playstation 5. Supported for physical media and only for digital media
Version with support for physical media / Digital version

The Specifications regarding the Console have already been released by Sony since March after a live held to present details about its new generation console. The Japanese promises that it is the fastest console in the world. That's because in addition to having a super-fast SSD, it also has enormous processing capacity.

In addition to its massive graphics processing and speed generated through its SSD and custom AMD processor, Sony promises to have backwards compatibility with PS4 games.

More detailed specifications can be found through the link:

The PS5 will come with 2 models, as seen in the images, one with a reader and support for physical media, and a version only for digital media. The version that supports physical media will have a 4k Blu-ray player.

DualSense (Control)

The Control of the new ps5 deserves to be highlighted, for the innovations that, as usual, the company always presents. From the PS1 to the most recent announced, whenever it announces a new console it presents a new controller with new technologies, and this time Sony has gone further.

MIC

The DualSense will have a microphone attached to facilitate interaction between players.

Share button

The Share Button was substituted fur “Create”, which according to Sony: “new ways players can create epic gameplay content”. However, not much information was released about it, which as soon as they are released will be updated here.

buttons L2 and R2

We worked on a new design for the L2 and R2 Buttons in order to find a more ideal and pleasant design.

haptic feedback

Perhaps the great novelty of DualSense and its main technological advance, Sony wants a greater immersion of players in games. the Haptic Feedback will serve to give new sensations to the players, where depending on the interaction made with the Game, it will be felt in the players' fingers. The company wants DualSense to be like an extension of the player's body, to make them feel inside the game, and have a more vivid experience.

Drums

One of the biggest complaints from players regarding the PS4 controller (DualShock 4) was the battery life. And so that this does not become a problem in the DualSense, Sony promises a more robust battery than the one present in its predecessor. Although there are still no details regarding her announced yet.

Announced Games

Let's get to what matters, the Playstation 5 games, although the backward compatibility with Playstation 4 games was already announced at the console's announcement event, initially with some and more games being added over time. During the broadcast, some games were also announced that will come at the console's launch, the long-awaited Playstation Exclusives.

Exclusive Playstation 5 Games

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

With the Playstation 5 exclusive games, another one was announced for the Spider-Man universe, this time focused on the Miles Morales Story, which will be an updated and remastered expansion of the game for ps4, with additional new content. Its release is for the end of 2020.

Gran Turismo 7

With amazing ultra realistic graphics, another game from the Gran Turismo Franchise was also announced, as exclusive to the new Playstation. Although announced, there is no information about when it will be released… But with everything that was presented during the trailer, possibly even next year we will be able to enjoy yet another ultra-realistic racing simulation game.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Traditional platform game, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the 12th game in the franchise, and a sequel to Ratchet & Clank released in 2016. Developers said that the surprising speed of the new console will provide something that was not possible on its predecessor the ps4 , which will allow you to create more realistic and faster worlds, virtually instantly without loading screens. However, Ratchet & Clank also does not yet have a set release date.

Sackboy A Big Adventure

Another platform game from the LittleBigPlanet franchise. With the novelty of being 3D, when its predecessors were 2.5D, the game will allow cooperation of up to 4 people. SackBoy, also remains without a release date.

Demon's Souls

Another exclusive announced for the Playstation 5 is a complete and more than deserved remake of the game released in 2009, remade from start to finish. There is also no date for its release, but it is probably one of the most anticipated by fans of this incredible RPG.

Project Athia

Project Athia is a Square Enix game produced especially for the Playstation 5. In the trailer you can see the protagonist in a fantastic world facing creatures, and also using magic. There is not much information about the game or its release date.

Horizon Forbidden West

The trailer shows the return of Aloy in the continuation of Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4). "Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy's story as she moves west to America's distant future to face a majestic but dangerous frontier where she will face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious new threats.” - Video Description.

Astro's Playroom

(The new Playstation mascot?) Astro's Playroom will come installed for free on PS5. And it will be a fun way to explore the potential of the console, where the player will explore 4 worlds, each of them being based on elements of the Playstation 5, including DualSense.

Destruction AllStars

Porradaria and destruction, is what awaits in Destruction AllStars, a fighting game between cars in an arena. Set in a futuristic scenario, where the objective of the game (including described in synopsis) is to destroy as many Cars as possible.

returnal

Ready to go to space? Returnal will be a Sci-Fi exclusive for Playstation 5, with FPS elements, which will follow an astronaut on a hostile planet trying to survive. But each time she dies she is reborn... which could be a clue as to what to expect from the Game's story. Also no release date yet.

Not Exclusive.

Some non-exclusive games for the console have also been announced, as said will also feature backward compatibility for the ps4, but also some well-known franchises have announced that they will also be present on the ps5, such as GTA, Resident Evil… for Play 5 are:

  • The Pathless (Annapurna Interactive/Giant Squid) – trailer
  • Stray (Annapurna/Blue Twelve Studio) – trailer
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom) – trailer
  • pragmatist (Capcom) – trailer
  • NBA 2K21 (2K, Visual Concepts) – trailer
  • Kena: Bridge of the Spirits (Ember Lab) – trailer
  • HITMAN 3 (IO Interactive) - trailer
  • Goodbye Volcano High (KO-OP) – trailer
  • Ghostwire™: Tokyo (Bethesda) – trailer
  • bugsnax (Young Horses) – trailer
  • DEATHLOOP (Bethesda) – trailer
  • Godfall™ (Gearbox Publishing/Counterplay Games) – trailer
  • Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar Games) – trailer
  • JETT: The Far Shore® (Superbrothers) – trailer
  • Little Devil Inside (Neostream Interactive) – trailer
  • Oddworld Soulstorm™ (Oddworld Inhabitants™) – trailer
  • Solar Ash (Annapurna Interactive/Heart Machine) – trailer
  • Tribes of Midgard (Gearbox Publishing/Norsfell) – trailer

Playstation 5 Commercial Trailer in Brazil

Recently, the TV commercial for the console in Portuguese was released by PlayStation. Check it out below:

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Student of Information Systems, a lover of games, anime and technology in general. In addition to being a writer for News Geek, I also write for other sites, which belong to Grupo SED.

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