Sony has now confirmed the release date and pricing for the new PS5. Plus, we know all there is to know about the consoles themselves – oh, and the incredible PS5 games you’ll be able to dive into! For those of you itching to know more, here’s our rundown of all the news so far.
When is the PS5 coming and how much will it cost?
Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will be available in the UK on 19th November 2020. It’ll be priced at £449, and there will also be a digital-only edition (with no disc drive) available for £359.
Two sleek new PS5 console types
True to form, the Sony PS5 is a very stylish console. A new white and black design (with matching controller of course) set to make any gamer’s spine tingle.
And there are two versions of the PlayStation 5: one has a 4K Blue-ray drive and the other’s a Digital Edition. What does that mean? The first has a disc drive for you to play physical movie and game disks. The second will need you to download games onto the console to play them- and is thinner and (hopefully) cheaper.
Both can be stood upright or horizontally. A nice touch that’ll make it easy to fit in with your gaming set up - and is thinner and cheaper.
Better, faster, stronger
As expected, the new PS5 will be super fast and super powerful. Load times will be lightning-fast thanks to its proprietary SSD solution. So, no more waiting around to play, even on the biggest games.
You’ll also be able to play games in 8K graphics. Incredible landscapes, bloody battles, beautiful story arc set pieces- all of it rendered in the most mind-bending detail.
But the PS5 is a treat for the ears as well as the eyes. 3D audio technology will make sound feel like its all around you. This should be the most immersive PlayStation console experience yet.
Gaming accessories galore
Perhaps the biggest and best to mention here – the new PS5 controller. Enhanced haptic feedback means that you can actually feel what’s going on in your game. So, for example, Sony have said if you were playing a driving game, you’d feel the "slow grittiness of driving a car through mud".
Adding to that ‘as-if-you’re-there’ feeling are the in-built mic and new adaptive triggers. Game developers can adjust the resistance of the triggers on your controller. So, if you’re pushing something heavy in-game, it could actually feel that way to you in real life.
And of course, there are the usual accessories too. A pulse 3D wireless headset to block out the outside world. An HD camera to record your streams (oh and did we mention the create button on the controller that lets you share game content almost instantly?). And a media remote and charging dock for your controllers.
Games, games and more games
Sony has revealed a lot of big titles from some of the greatest game developers out there.
Final Fantasy XVI will be a PS5 exclusive from Square-Enix. Hogwarts Legacy, a Harry Potter game from Warner Bros is coming in 2021, and a new God of War is also on its way.
You’ll be able to play games like Horizon: Forbidden West; Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart; Spider Man: Miles Morales; Resident Evil: Village; and Gran Turismo 7.
And there’s wonderful news for people still running through the PS4 back catalogue too. The PS5 is backwards compatible. So, you’ll be able to play all your favourite PS4 games on there too.
Pre-order your PS5 now
Excited? We can’t blame you. To make sure you get this amazing next-gen console as soon as possible, you can pre-order the PS5 from Currys right now!
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