Everything you need to know about the new PS5

Get the latest release news and specs for Sony’s newest console.

12 Dec 2019

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Excited about the PlayStation 5? Then you’ve come to the right place! Officially announced by PlayStation, the wait for the PS5 is almost over. We’ve got all the latest PS5 news and updates. Find out all there is to know about the new PS5 console including specs and the latest release date.

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What is the release date for the PS5?

We’ve been eagerly waiting to hear when the PS5 will come out. According to Sony’s PlayStation Blog we can expect the new PS5 console to be released at the end of 2020. So, next year’s Christmas will be gaming heaven! Excited yet?

 

Will there be PS5 backwards compatibility?

There was a time when buying a new console meant you had to ditch your old games – especially when there was a change of format. Well, the good news is that you’ll still be able to play your old PS4 faves on the shiny new PS5 console!

So, whether it’s God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man or Bloodborne, the PS5 be able to play PS4 games. Woohoo! That means you can still buy PS4 games safe in the knowledge that they’ll be good to go on your new machine.

 

Will the PS5 have a new controller?

Yes! Sony have confirmed that we can expect a brand-new controller with the PS5 – which boasts adaptive triggers – which will respond differently depending on how much you squeeze the L2 or R2 buttons.

The other big news is that rumble in the controllers will be replaced by haptic feedback – which is common in phones. According to Sony’s Jim Ryan:

“With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field.”

With these exciting new features, we guess they won’t be abandoning the iconic △, O, X, and ▢ buttons any time soon. Watch this space!

 

Is VR coming to PS5?

Good news for you VR fans, Sony have confirmed that PlayStation VR will be compatible with the next-gen console. With a powerful new machine, this opens up exciting new possibilities for PS5’s VR capabilities!

 

Does this PS5 news get you inspired to game? Check out our line-up of the best new games for PlayStation.

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