This is the PlayStation 5 - Full Details of Sony's New Console

June 12, 2020
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The PlayStation 5 will have two versions at launch — a traditional console with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray drive and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which drops the disc drive entirely. Not since the launch of the PlayStation 3 in 2006 have we seen two separate PlayStation SKUs available immediately. 

The reasons for this, be they cost or simply to anchor people to PlayStation’s digital ecosystem, are all pure speculation for the moment. After all, pricing and a release date were the only things absent from the one hour and ten minute presentation. In a press release following the event, Sony said “SIE will announce pricing and additional details for PlayStation 5 at a later date.”

The live event boasted reveals for new games in PlayStation exclusive franchises such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Added to that were a host of exciting indie games like Bugsnax and JETT : The Far Shore, a bevvy of third-party titles like Resident Evil VIII, Hitman III, Deathloop and Stray, a remake of cult classic Demon’s Souls and a brand new PlayStation Studios title Returnal from developer Housemarque.

Alongside the reveal of the console, Sony also showcased a handful of new peripherals including a new HD camera, media remote, a DualSense controller charging station and wireless headset — all of which matched the PlayStation 5’s white and black colour scheme.

In his closing statement for the event SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan said that PlayStation had “tonnes more to share”, so we can expect a lot of what was shown during the event to be followed up at a later date. 

But what do you think of the look of the PlayStation 5? Let us know in the comments!

If you missed it, you can watch the full PlayStation 5 reveal below.

So this is what the PlayStation 5 looks like. During a live streaming event on Thursday, Sony finally revealed the futuristic design of their latest console. Saving the reveal for the very end of a showcase packed with new titles, it was more than just aesthetics that had fans talking.

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Ant Barlow

Started with the PlayStation, now I'm here... with a PlayStation. Once skipped school to play the Metal Gear Solid demo repeatedly. I love stories big and small. Trophy hunter. Recent VR convert. Probably a hipster.