PS5: Price, Release Date and new game demos

After a lot of rumors and speculation, we finally know when the PlayStation 5 will hit stores. Sony’s new generation console will launch on November 12th in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea for $399 the all-digital version (without disc drive) and for $499 the “traditional” version, with disk drive. Elsewhere in the world, the video game arrives on November 19th.

Sony revealed the information at an event held on Wednesday (16). Among the games presented, the big surprise was God of War 2 scheduled for release in 2021. Final Fantasy XVI , the new RPG from the acclaimed series, was also announced as an exclusive PS5.

It was also announced that PS5 games will be more expensive. They will cost $ 70.

The PS5 with disk drive price is the same as the Xbox Series X, its main competitor. The PS5 diskless version is $100 more expensive than the Xbox Series S, the least powerful and cheapest console from Microsoft. However, the PS5 Digital has the same specifications as the PS5 with disk drive.

Know the PS5

The PlayStation 5 is the next generation console from Sony.

The reveal image showed the console in an upright position, which should help with internal cooling. It has a blue LED light at the top, maintaining the visual style we saw on PS4. Obviously, you can place the PlayStation 5 in a horizontal position.

The market and the fans expect the PS5 is going to cost around US$ 599, although nothing has been confirmed by Sony yet. There’s also the possibility of its release being postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic of the novel coronavirus.

Among its accessories, sold separately, there is a new PlayStation Camera and a headset with 3D audio, one of the highlights of the new technology of the PS5.

Specs

The PlayStation 5 will have graphics that support Ray Tracing technology, in which rays of light are simulated in real time in PS5 games. This already exists in some PC games in computers that have specific NVIDIA RTX video cards. Lighting and reflections are much more realistic with this tech, and it can help reduce game development time, since devs no longer need to create their own lighting system to emulate this effect. More cartoon looking games can make use of Ray Tracing as well. 

In addition to this technology, the PS5’s internal drive will be a very high-speed SSD. This will, once and for all, end the loading screen time in games, something that has been with us since the first PlayStation. A few months ago, in a demo, the Spider-Man game took less than 1 second to load. On PS4, that time was 15 seconds. The SSD drive also promises that games will have even more elements on the screen at the same time, as they can be loaded almost instantly.

The PS5 processor will have a unit focused on 3D audio, something unprecedented in video games. With it, the focus is that, with a suitable sound system or with the special PS5 headset, you will be able to know exactly where the enemies are coming from. The console will also support PlayStation VR virtual reality glasses.

Speaking of PS4 games, many will have compatibility with the PS5. This means that you will be able to play your games from the old console on the new one, without any problems. It is expected that, just like on Xbox One X, you will have some advantages when playing PS4 titles on PS5 such as better frame rate and lighting, for example.

Check Out The PS5 Specifications:

  • CPU: AMD 8x Zen 2 processor at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 teraflops (TFLOPs), 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory / Interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB / s
  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO Throughput: 5.5GB / s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB / s (Compressed)
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • External storage: Support for HDD with USB
  • Optical Drive: 4K Blu-ray UHD Drive
  • Ray-Tracing support

Games

The event that revealed the price and release date of the PS5 also showed some games that will be released for the console.

The first and the most surprising was Final Fantasy XVI . It will be exclusive to PS5, but will also have a PC version.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales had another intersting gameplay video:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War had a gameplay demo that revealed ray tracing tech and a thrilling chase.

We saw another Resident Evil Village trailer.

And we can expect the God of War sequel for 2021.

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