During a livestream, Sony has officially unveiled the PS5 hardware along with games coming to the console.
The box itself is quite a departure from past PlayStation consoles, which had a more boxy/squarish design. The PS5’s design is much more rounded and uses the same black/white/blue colour scheme found on the new DualSense controller.
From the video that Sony showed off, we can see that the PS5 will have a USB-C and USB-A port on the front of the console and can be placed in a vertical orientation with a stand.
The PlayStation 5 uses custom CPU based on AMD’s Ryzen line and a GPU using their Navi lineup.
The upcoming console will feature a next-gen solid-state drive (SSD), can read 100GB Blu-ray discs and the console can be used as a 4K Blu-ray player. There will also be support for ray-tracing and 8K video output.
Sony won’t be just launching one PS5 console, they’ll also be a PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (similar to Microsoft’s Xbox One S All-Digital Edition) that is slightly slimmer but with a disc-tray.
What would any console launch be without accessories and Sony has got you covered there with the DualSense Charging Station, HD Camera, Pulse 3D Wireless Headset and Media Remote.
Sony hasn’t announced a release date or price yet for the PS5 other than “Holiday 2020”. But we’ll find out those details in the months leading up to launch.
In addition to showing off the PS5 console, Sony also announced what games are coming to PS5.
Here’s a list of some of the games coming to PS5 at launch and beyond.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Holiday 2020
Grand Theft Auto V – Second Half of 2021
Hitman 3 – January 2021 (Also coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC)
Horizon: Forbidden West
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Stray – 2021
Sackboy A Big Adventure
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Goodbye Volcano High – 2021 (Also coming to PS4)
Ghostwire: Tokyo – 2021
JETT: The Far Shore – Holiday 2020
Gran Turismo 7
Solar Ash – 2021
Resident Evil 8 – 2021
Deathloop – Holiday 2020 (Also coming to PC)
Little Devil Inside
Pragmata – 2022
Bugsnax – Holiday 2020
Godfall – Holiday 2020
NBA 2K21 – Fall 2020