Sony unveils the PlayStation 5 along with PlayStation 5 digital edition
At its “future of gaming” event, Sony gave us a first look at the PS5 console alongside an impressive lineup of games coming to the console
The Japanese tech giant showed two models of the PlayStation 5: a regular one with a 4K Blu-Ray drive, and a “Digital Edition” that does not include the disk drive. The PlayStation 5 can be placed vertically or horizontally.
The PS5 will come with the next-generation, DualSense controller. the PS5 will be a number of accessories, including a camera, headphones, and a remote control. Sony has not yet announced the price or firm release date of the PS5. Pricing of the accessories remains unknown at this moment.
The new console would have an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s 7nm process and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. In terms of RAM, the PS5 will sport 16GB of GDDR6 RAM. Unlike the PS4 which had the traditional hard drive, the PS5 comes with a solid-state drive (SSD). The PS5 will also support 8K graphics, 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate, and 3D audio. And yes, the PS5 will be backwards compatible with PS4 games.
Sony also showcased a ton of new games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Resident Evil Village, NBA 2K21, Deathloop, Hitman III, and more.
There’s also an update for GTA V, which will get additional content, technical improvements, visual upgrades, and performance enhancements when it releases on the PS5 in the second half of 2021.