Sony Reveals Two Versions Of The PlayStation 5 And Tons Of Games

What a showing Sony had with the PlayStation 5 yesterday!

Sony’s live stream started with an hour of PS5 game trailers and announcements, which showed us such titles as Resident Evil 8: Village, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Rachet & Clank: Rift Apart and Horizon: Forbidden West. (See a full list of the PS5 Games revealed Below) The hour-long game announcements
ended with what we all have been wondering about, the PlayStation 5 hardware design.

The Reveal

It comes to no surprise that the console itself matches the controllers sleek design and black and white color scheme. Back on April 7th , Sony announced the PS5’s DualSense controller that had added features such a create button to share gameplay content and a  redesigned lightbar that lays on either side of the touch pad.

The PS5 stood tall as it took center stage, revealing two versions of the console: one with a more traditional console vibe with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a thinner, discless Digital Edition (both of which look like the offspring of Glad0s from Portal).

The PS5 has a stand that allows for the orientation of your preference, vertical or horizontal. Which is also one of the cosmetic notable differences between the two editions, the Digital Edition having what looks like a slightly altered stand variation from its counterpart. From what we can see from the system
standing vertically, the top of the PS5 unit has vents outlined with the iconic PlayStation blue color, for  heat dispersion and the front has what appears to be a USB-A and USB-C ports.

Along with the reveal of PS5 console, Sony also showcased a number of accessories that range from a DualSense charging station, a new HD camera, a Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a media remote. No pricing has been announced yet for either the accessories or the console itself. And it remains a mystery
as to what exactly the PS5 will be packaged with at launch.

As for the specs…

What’s inside the sleek design is nothing short of next-gen status. The PlayStation 5 is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. A proprietary SSD solution will boost load times and to ensure the use of the read speeds, Sony is requiring that all games be installed to the
internal SSD.

Of the more than 4,000 PlayStation 4 titles, Sony is saying that the PS5 will support an “overwhelming majority” of them. The PS5’s boosted frequency should allow these current-gen games to benefit from “higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions,” Sony said in March. So when can you get your hands on it?

As for a release date, all Sony is saying is that the PlayStation 5 will be available this holiday season.

Games Revealed

Below is the full list of games from Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal. For an in-depth look at the top ten titles from the reveal, and their trailers, visit this article.

Astro’s Playroom
Demon’s Souls
Destruction All-Stars
Ghostwire: Tokyo
Goodbye Volcano High
Gran Turismo 7
Grand Theft Auto 5 enhanced
Hitman 3
Horizon: Forbidden West
Jett: The Far Shore
Kena: Bridge of the Spirits
Little Devil Inside
NBA 2K21
Oddworld: Soulstorm
Project Athia
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil 8: Village
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Solar Ash
Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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