After much waiting, speculation, and hype, Sony finally announced the design of the Sony PlayStation 5, its next-gen gaming console. The announcement came in the form of an hour-long online event watched by millions across the globe. The event also saw Sony reveal some of the games that would be coming to the new Sony PS5.
There will be two variants of the Sony PlayStation 5. The first is the regular variant, which also has a 4K Blue-Ray drive. Then there is a ‘Digital Edition’ that doesn’t feature the disk drive. Unlike some gaming consoles, the Sony PS5 can be placed both vertically and horizontally. Further, the Sony PlayStation 5 will come with the next-gen DualSense controllers that we’ve been seeing in leaks.
The Sony PlayStation 5 also features a brand new futuristic design that definitely helps it look way different than other gaming consoles. The unit features a black body encased in a white outer shell, being both minimal and radical at the same time. A small black PlayStation logo on the left is the only element in an otherwise seamless design.
Sony PlayStation 5 Games
The new games that were announced with the console include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The new Spider-Man game will focus on Miles Morales, the next-gen iteration of the popular Marvel superhero we saw in ‘Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse’. The game is expected to release later this year. There is also Gran Turismo 7 by Polyphony Digital, a popular racing game title.
Also coming to PS5 is Resident Evil 8: Village, the next sequel in the popular Zombie-killing, survival horror franchise. The game is set to launch in 2021. Another sequel comes in the form of Horizon Forbidden West, a sequel to the popular Horizon Zero Dawn. Developed by Guerilla Games, the new open-world action game set in a post-apocalyptic world will feature Aloy, a young girl exploring new frontiers of America. The title has no release date yet.
Unfortunately, Sony has not reve3aled the price and the exact launch date of the PlayStation 5 yet. However, we expect the console to launch in the Holiday Season this year. Sony too is slowly building hype with game-specific events and teasers, moving to an eventual grand launch. The new console will reportedly come with a bunch of accessories too. These include a camera, headphones, and even a remote control.
(This story originally appeared in BGR)