What’s the news on the PS5 announcement?

Catch-up on all the latest news from their live event yesterday – games, accessories and the consoles themselves.

12 Jun 2020

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There was some seriously exciting PS5 news yesterday. During their live event they announced, not just what the new PS5 console will look like, but a whole load of incredible PS5 games. For those of you itching to know more, here’s our rundown of the news so far.

 

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.

 

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

The announcement revealed a lot of big titles from some of the greatest game developers out there. Hotly anticipated sequels featured heavily- games like Horizon: Forbidden West; Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart; Spider Man: Miles Morales; Resident Evil: Village; and Gran Turismo 7. Some new titles emerged too, like Ghostwire Tokyo and quirky release, Stray.

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.

 

What hasn’t been announced yet?

There are some details we’re still waiting on- namely the Sony PS5 release date and price.

Although we know the PS5 release date is Winter 2020, we don’t have an exact date yet. And there’s not an exact PS5 price for either of the console types.

Keep your eyes peeled and check back here for more info when we have it!

 

What about a PS5 pre-order?

You can now register your interest for a PlayStation 5 pre-order on the Currys PC World website. This will get you first in line for the new console on the PlayStation 5 release date.

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