As far as modern game consoles go, the Sony Playstation series is undoubtedly the most famous, with only Microsoft’s Xbox equivalent being able to stake any kind of claim to this title. On Thursday the 11th of June, Sony had a live conference where they unveiled the new Playstation 5 console for the first time, with a monumental amount of anticipation preceding the announcement.
The iconic home entertainment company revealed an otherworldly looking white and black unit that featured a sweeping, curved exterior, ensuring that the aesthetic quality of the Playstation series remains high. It features an incredibly quick SSD drive, meaning that the console can do away with traditionally long loading times, however, this is just scratching the surface of what it has to offer.
A choice between two consoles
Moving with the times, Sony announced two versions of the Playstation 5 console: the PS5, and the PS5 Digital Edition which does not have a disk drive. Sony says that this is the only difference between the two, with everything else being identical apart from slight variations in design.
Due to the increase in downloadable games on the PS4, it is not surprising that Sony has decided to offer at least one model fully dependent on digital game downloads.
Innovative features from Sony
As you would expect from a console several years in the making, the new Sony PS5 has numerous innovative features that continue the company’s inventive legacy. The DualSense controllers, for example, have new triggers that resist finger pressure at certain times, lending an extra sense of immersion when braking on a racing game, or handling a gun in a first-person shootout.
And then there are the breathtakingly clear graphics that were premiered at the live conference, showing off the clear advances that Sony has made with their visual engines.
New announced PS5 games
There were a few classic game sequels announced alongside the Sony PS5 that resulted in gamers licking their lips:
Gran Turismo 7 (Sony/Polyphony)
Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony/Guerilla Games)
Project Athia (Square Enix/Luminous Productions)
Demon’s Souls (Sony/FromSoftware/Bluepoint)
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony/Insomniac)
Astro’s Playroom (Sony/Japan Studio)
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (Sony/Insomniac)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure (Sony/Sumo)
Kena: Bridge of the Spirits (Ember Lab)
Bugsnax (Young Horses)
Ghostwire: Tokyo (Bethesda)
Godfall (Gearbox Publishing/Counterplay Games)
Goodbye Volcano High (KO-OP)
JETT : The Far Shore (Superbrothers)
Destruction All Stars (Sony/Lucid Games)
Little Devil Inside (Neostream Interactive)
Oddworld Soulstorm (Oddworld Inhabitants)
Solar Ash (Annapurna Interactive/Heart Machine)
Stray (Annapurna/Blue Twelve Studio)
Tribes of Midgard (Gearbox Publishing/Norsfell)
The Pathless (Annapurna Interactive/Giant Squid)