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The PlayStation 5 look is finally here. Sony revealed the hardware design of the PS5 to enthusiast gamers in a live stream, including the launch titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West.
The front panel has several ports, including a USB-Type C. There are vents at the top, along the edges for optimal airflow and to prevent thermal problems. Sony complements the design with a glowing blue light that brings some aesthetics to your working space.
Like Xbox Series X, PS5 is primarily designed to stand vertically. You can still choose to place it horizontally on your TV stand. The console comes with a stand that lets you mount it in whichever position you seem fit.
The PS5 will come with two versions, one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a pure Digital Edition. The Digital Edition looks symmetrical and slim, thanks to the missing disk drive.
We expect the Digital Edition to cost less than the standard PS5, but Sony didn’t mention the pricing during the live stream.
PlayStation 5 Specs
Sony didn’t reveal all the specs and features, but here is what we know so far:
The new PS5 comes powerful hardware featuring an eight-core AMD Zen 2 processor with 3.5GHz clock speeds. Sony pairs it with a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture. The GPU offers 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units, each clocked at 2.23GHz
Epic Games teased the performance of the hardware via its Unreal Engine 5 demo running live on the PlayStation 5.
Onboard there is 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and an ultra-fast 825GB SSD that will offer fast loading times and speeds. Sony recommends gamers installing games on the internal SSD to leverage the fast speeds and say goodbye to the loading screens.
PS5’s solid-state drive technology was at the center of Epic Games UE5 reveal, saying it will redefine how developers approach game design. It will allow for a more immersive gaming experience, with developers being able to create more massive game worlds in detail. This would otherwise lead to slow loading times when using regular hard drives.
The standard edition features a 4K Blu-ray drive, but it will still support disks. PS5 is backward compatible with the last generation PlayStation consoles, so you will be able to play your current favorite games. But you will have to install the games on the internal SSD for the best performance.
Like the Xbox Series X, PS5 opens new dawn of console gaming with support for 8K resolution and 4K at 120Hz refresh rate. That is fast and detailed gameplay. You will be able to experience what the game developer intended.
PlayStation 5 Accessories
The live stream showcased multiple accessories that will launch with the next-generation console.
Sony provided more details on its redesigned PS5’s DualSense controller that sports the same white-and-black theme. The controller features haptic feedback, dynamic adaptive triggers, 3D audio, and a create button specific for sharing gameplay content.
A new charging docking station will allow you to charge two DualSense controllers at once. The stand not only saves desk space but also adds beautiful aesthetics to your setup.
Other PS5 accessories include a PULSE 3D wireless headset, HD camera, and a media remote. All the accessories have the same color as the console, so you’re in for the best setup ever.
PlayStation 5 Games
The PS5 reveal live stream started with a dozen games, including a new Spider-Man game that features a new character, Miles Morales, who replaces Peter Packer.
Here are some of the top titles coming with the PS5:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Horizon Forbidden West
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Gran Turismo 7
Grand Theft Auto V
PlayStation Release Date and Price
PlayStation 5 will arrive in the holiday season, but Sony is yet to announce the launch date. There is no data about pricing either. We expect another PlayStation 5 event soon for Sony to provide the much-needed details.