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PS5 Revealed: What We Know So Far

PS5 shown with and without the disc drive (Source: Sony)

It’s here guys! The Playstation 5 (PS5) was revealed on Thursday in a reveal event Livestream.  IGN reports 26 games were shown including Horizon 2 (Horizon Forbidden West), Spiderman Miles Morales, Resident Evil 8: Village, NBA 2K21, and much more. But that wasn’t all that was shown in the live-streamed event, Sony also showcased the console for the PS5.

Though memes have spread all over on how the look of the PS5 is reminiscent of a router as famously shown here!

The PS5 console is of a sleek white and black design which comes with a matching controller (you can put the console horizontal or vertical). There will be two versions of the PS5, a disc-less version, and one that accepts disc at ultra HD Blu-ray. Forbes estimates the price will range from $450 to $500.

PS5 console and controller shown horizontally (Source: Sony)

Back in April, the PS5 Dualsense controller was revealed by Sony. The controller features adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, a new button that is meant to share gameplay content, and a redesigned light bar that is shown on each side of the center touchpad.

PS5 DualSense controller (Source: Sony)

The Verge also reported the PS5 specs as follows:

  • (Announced back in March) Eight-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU
  • Custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU (10.28 teraflops of power)
  • SSD of 825 GB and 5.5 GB/s of performance
  • 8k graphics
  • 4k graphics at 120 Hz refresh rate
  • 3D audio

Sony announced back in March that the new PS5 will be supporting 4’000 PS4 titles with backwards compatibility.

PS5 console and accesories (Source: Sony)

Sony is still planning on releasing the PS5 during the holiday season 2020.

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