On the occasion of the presentation of its first next-gen games, Sony also unveiled the final design of its next console, the PlayStation 5.
Expected at the end of the year, the PlayStation 5 will be available in two versions with on one side a classic model and a 100% digital model, which will be called the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. This second model will not have an optical drive and will therefore only be able to launch games downloaded through the PlayStation Store. A first for Sony.
The new Sony console has a pretty impressive technical data sheet with its 8-core AMD processor, its RDNA 2 graphics card and its 16 GB of RAM. The main tenure put forward by Sony is its SSD, which should give it surprising speed.
In terms of games, Sony has presented a wide range of exclusives, including new episodes of its most popular franchises. Gran Turismo, Spiderman, Ratchet & Clank, Horizon and Sackboy will all be on the program. Several multi-media titles were also announced, including the much-anticipated Resident Evil 8, Hitman 3, Oddworld Soulstorm or NBA 2K21.
The new console controller incorporates haptic feedback that Sony announces much finer and immersive than the previous system, as well as adaptive triggers.
For the moment, no final price or precise release date yet. The launch of the PS5 is however expected around November or December 2020.