Sony has officially announced its event for the highly awaited Next-Gen PS5 on September 12th 2020. The announcement was made from the PlayStation’s official twitter handle. PlayStation 5 will be showcased live on a digital broadcast this Wednesday 1pm P.T. on YouTube or Twitch. There are speculations that there will be a teardown of the hardware and software details of the console and Controller from PS5. There are chances that it might not happen as the 40 minutes broadcast is not enough for teardown of the devices to give an inside information as to what processors, GPU, and storage options have been given.
Most likely the event will announce its affiliation with upcoming latest games and titles. Dead by Daylight will finally come to PlayStation. The exclusive games that will be released by PS5 will be Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, Destruction All Stars, Returnal, Spider-man: Miles Morales and many more will come with PS5. It is rumored that Sony announced its release date for PS5, after Microsoft announced Xbox Series X and Series S. The PS5 was supposed to be released around Holiday Season as it was confirmed by Sony before, but would have been announced late if its biggest rival Microsoft didn’t announce Xbox Series X and Series S. PS5 will have tough competition with Xbox this year. This is going to bring a lot of heat in the gaming world. PS5 has had so much done on the consoles this year. There’s a new design. Exquisite and different color schemes. Just like Xbox PS5 is also releasing two different devices in this generation of PS5. The consoles were however revealed in June 11th , 2020.
There was an immense speculations about PS5 prices after its reveal in June. The leaks suggested that the price tags were close to $750 for Disc Version and $650 for Non-Disc Version. However When Microsoft announced that Xbox is releasing this winter in November 2020. Sony might have jumped in, and side-track Xbox. As there was no sign of PS5 to release anytime soon, moreover PS5 is releasing 11 million console, cutting it down from 15 million consoles, which gives away the idea of Sony jumping in. The competition is pretty fierce between Xbox and PS5. That is because now the rumor has it that PS5 consoles are price tagged around $499 but certain analyst predict that the console will be priced around $599 for Disc version. The Digital Version will be $100 to $50 cheaper than the Disc Version.
There is a lot to un-pack on what might be the possible announcements that Sony makes. Sony has pushed its limits, and has left no stone un-turned in making PS5 one of the best consoles in the world that is because the hardware and software features of PS5 that we are about to tell you are Mind Blowing and exciting which might make PS5 fanatics crazy. This is because not only the console is one of the best hardware but controller is smart too. The games that are releasing with PS5 are also exceptional. One of the accessories that might be announced in the event are Pulse 3D Wireless Headset with 3D audio for immersive gameplay.
PS5 standard version comes in an asymmetric space-alien tower shaped console with white outer finish that covers the black portion of the console which essentially contains the hardware. The standard version comes with a 4k Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive. There’s a blue light which illuminates between the black hardware portion and the white covering which gives it a futuristic look. Whereas the digital-only version has a same shape except it has no optical drive slot, which makes it slimmer than the standard version.
PS5 has a new dual sense controller. It has greater adaptability to the gameplay like haptic feedback for sensory feeling as per the gaming situation making the gaming experience far more exciting and help immerse in realistic gaming experience. The controller might come with the built-in microphone. This will help users to engage with their friends or other players without the headset. The controller buttons order is pretty much the same. The shape however has been refined from the other generations of PlayStation.
Now, the console’s CPU is run by a custom processing chip by AMD. The processing Unit is 7nm 8x Zen 2 cores at 3.5 GHz (processing speed which is variable) with SMT. The GPU is Custom RDNA 2 by AMD it has 36 Compute units at 2.23 GHz (The frequency is variable here too) and capable of 10.28 Teraflops per second. The working of processors is monitored by AMD’s SmartShift technology, a boosting system that adjusts the processors working and graphics etc. based on the gameplay and the game specifications. The console will come with Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6. The memory featured on the console is 16 GB GDDR6/256-bit RAM, and memory bandwidth of 448 GB/s. The console will support 4K gaming at 120 Hz refresh rate for smooth gaming experience at 120 frames per second. The PS5 console will support 8K output also at 120 Hz at 120 frames per second. The hardware also supports ray tracing for realistic gameplay for user. It supports HDR Display for vivid and vibrant colors giving lifelike colors for gaming better gaming experience. For storage options Sony moved from HDD to SSD for far better and smooth gaming. It features a Custom 825 GB Solid State Drive. The I/O throughput is 5.5 GB/s Raw and 8-9 GB/s compressed. There is an expandable NVMe SSD Slot. External Storage is supported through USB but it only supports HDD. It has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Drive. It might be priced in between $499 and $599
The only thing that is different on both the device are its hardware components. Digital only version lacks 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Drive. Other than that it is just as same as the standard version. If you want to keep your PS4 than you should buy PS5 Digital only version, or else your CD Games will be useless on Digital version. The Digital version will priced at $399 or a $100 less than the standard version of PlayStation 5.
The PS5 gaming experience will be futuristic as the specs are beyond the boundaries of gaming as of now. The event might feature pre-order dates, release date, and price tags for the consoles. The price of the console will be worth the gaming experience that PS5 is offering. 8K gaming is going to be just amazing. Tune in to YouTube or Twitch to catch the livestream for PS5 here.