Is there an official PS5 design? The upcoming PS5 is the hottest topic among the gaming community. Everyone is eagerly waiting for the release of PS5 and speculating about its design and features. Sony has just answered the above question and added fuel to the excitement by revealing the physical features of the next-generation game console in The Future of Gaming, the much-awaited PS5 games reveal event. There was no mention of price and release date but PS5 design reveal was enough to galvanize the audience.
In this article, we will also through some light on the following topics.
- How will PS5 look like?
- Accessories for PS5?
- PS5 DualSense controller
- PS5 games announcement and reveals?
The Design of PS5
Sony officially released black and white DualSense controllers for PS5 back on 7 April. The console itself also has a black and white design that perfectly complements controllers’ colors. The PS5’s color scheme is a big departure from an all-black scheme which has become a hallmark of all PlayStation consoles since PS3.
Initially, fans were not sure whether or not they can place the console horizontally because of its “weavier” body. It is worth mentioning that PS5 will primarily stand vertically Just like Xbox Series X. However, you can also place it horizontally underneath a monitor or TV depending on available space and your taste. PS5 also comes with a lot of accessories (more on them later) including a stand that is compatible with both orientations. You will also find USB-A and USB-C ports and heat vents at the top.
PS5 game console is rather tall and thin which is a far cry from Microsoft Xbox X Series which looks more like a PC. PlayStation 5 remains steady thanks to a circular base at the bottom.
PS5 will also be available in two varieties, one with an optical disc drive and a disc-less Digital Edition. Both the variants are almost identical. However, the Digital Edition lacks the bulk that houses the disc drive on the bottom right, and therefore, it is slightly slimmer. Similarly, it will also be cheaper than the disc version.
PS5 will also considerably boost the game load times using patented SSD drives. The SSD will offer 5.5GB/s and 825GB of performance and storage respectively. Similarly, the users must install all the games to the built-in hard drive to maximize the benefits of the speed features. Not to mention, PS5 will also support 3D audio, 4K graphics at 120Hz refresh rate, and of course, 8K graphics. Epic Games demonstrated the working of PS5 dynamic lighting effects and cinematic 8K showing by a stunning trailer of Unreal 5 on PS5.
PS5 will feature a custom AMD RDNA 20-based GPU and an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU. The custom AMD chips will use different frequencies both on GPU and CPU to provide power equivalent to 10.28 of teraflops.
Accessories for PS5
Moving forward, Sony is also going to provide several accessories for PS5. Some of these accessories include a media remote, a new HD camera, and a DualSense charging station. Furthermore, you would also be able to buy a Pulse 3D wireless headset for PS5. However, there is no confirmation of the price or release date of any of these accessories. Sony may release them with PS5 game console or bring them out separately on different occasions.
PS5 DualSense Controllers
No article about PS5 design reveal is complete without mentioning the DualSense controllers for PS5. Released on 7th April 2020, the controllers feature haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers. They also allow you to share gameplay content through a “create button.” The two analog sticks will be on the bottom of the controllers whereas buttons and the D-pad will be on top just like the PS4 DualShock controllers. However, each side of the DualSense will have a redesigned light bar. Similarly, it will have a touchpad mounted on the center as well.
PS5 Games Announcement and Reveals?
The Future of Gaming event was held to announce all the games that are coming to PS5. The total number of games announced during the event was 26. However, we are going to discuss only the most important of these titles.
Grant Theft Auto 5
The first game revealed was Grand Theft Auto 5, a hugely successful game by Rockstar. It will be a new, expanded, and enhanced version of the epic Saga. The game will come out in 2001 and all the PS5 owners will have free access to its online version.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Another highly anticipated game shown during the event was Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The game seems to be inclining towards a science-fiction scenario. Similarly, you can pick Mile Morals as a playable character. It is also more of an expanded and enhanced version of 2018 game instead of a full-fledged sequel.
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo is a massively popular game and its 7th version is already in development, this time for PS5. Gran Turismo 7 will also have a campaign mode in addition to featuring incredibly realistic environments and vehicles.
A new Hitman game is also coming to PS5, featuring a very elusive Agent 47. The developers showed several situations during the presentation such as a dark forest and a huge mansion. Hitman 3 will conclude the trilogy and will be released in January 2021.
Horizon: Forbidden West
Shown during the show, Forbidden West is the sequel to beloved Horizon Zero Dawn. The game once again features Aloy as a protagonist navigating the impressive faunas, environments, and water bodies. The main premise includes a plague that is quickly killing local wildlife. It is now up to Aloy to protect them by discovering the plague’s root cause before it is too late.
Resident Evil: Village
Another notable game released during the show was Resident Evil: Village. The game takes you to a forest where all the action takes place. Just like Resident Evil 7, the Village is also a first-person game that will emphasize horror and atmosphere rather than action. The best part is you will have to deal with werewolves as well.
Some other games shown during the presentation include Pragmata, NBA2K21, Demon’s Souls, Godfall, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Destruction Allstars, and Returnal, etc.
Support for PS4 Games
Apart from the PS5 design reveal, there is also very good news for gamers, especially PS4 users. PS5 will also have backward compatibility, providing support to more than 4000 PS4 games already in existence. Therefore, you will be able to play PS4 titles on potentially higher resolutions, more stable frame rates, and boosted frequencies offered by PS5. Many popular PS4 games such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are already heading to PS5.
I know you are pretty excited for PS5. We would like to know what the PS5’s features are which make it better than PS4 or Xbox X Series. Similarly, which of the games revealed during PS5 design reveal you can’t wait to play.