Sony officially announced the PlayStation 5 - specifications and features of new items
How it all began
The first rumors of an upcoming novelty passed through the IT community for a long time. Back in April 2019, PS5 chief system architect Mark Czerny announced that the development of the new console has been ongoing for more than 4 years.
Since SONY did not plan to take part in the annual E3 exhibition in 2019, the hypotheses regarding the release date of the PlayStation 5 only gained momentum. In addition, the gaming community could not ignore the fact that back on February 13, 2018, the technology of backward compatibility of games was patented, which, according to some reports, was specially developed for the new PS5.
Bluepont studio helped with the development of the novelty, which at one time also exerted strength in the updated Shadow of the Colossus. According to official data, the console contains such interesting functions as ray tracing, a new controller with USB Type-C, and a completely updated interface.
It is worth noting another innovation - an improved fragmentary system for installing games, which allows you to install only those components that seemed to the user the most necessary or interesting, for example, only multiplayer or story campaign. The new controller in the announced prefix does not yet have its name, but in terms of characteristics and properties it is most like the already known DualShock 4.
The console gamepad also did not remain unchanged: it will receive adaptive triggers that are designed to enhance the feeling of immersion in the game, due to situational requirements for the strength of pressing the L2 \ R2 keys. The same applies to the vibration mode: its strength and pattern will be felt differently, depending on the circumstances of the game and other related parameters. For example, the movement of a game character in different textures (ice, sand, etc.) will have a difference in the feelings from the remote control.
Many will certainly be pleased with the fact that the memory capacity (each individual disk) of the console will be much larger, the PlayStation 5 holds up to 100 GB of data. In addition, the developers decided to improve the work of the console with SSD: now the games will start instantly - in 1-2 seconds maximum.
Specifications and Features
If we briefly analyze all the updated and implemented parameters in the new console from the Japanese manufacturer, then it is easy to conclude that it certainly will not leave anyone indifferent. Especially its functionality will seem attractive to those gamers who know a lot about high-quality graphics.
Key features of the PlayStation 5:
Also, the game’s backward compatibility feature mentioned above will allow players who purchase Ps5 to launch games for the PS4 or PS4 Pro. In addition, owners of both the 4th and 5th versions of the console will be able to play together using the same server.
Another feature of the new generation gaming console will be a virtual reality helmet with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 r and a frequency of 120 Hz. A sensor will be built into it to detect eye movement and tilt the head.
Price and affordable games
As for the cost of the PlayStation 5, there is currently no official data on this issue. Some sources suggest that the price at the start of sales will not be lower than $ 400. Of course, the price in different countries - considering markups and other economic factors - can vary quite a lot. However, it is possible that in the first months after the release of new items, only residents of Japan will be able to buy the PlayStation 5. This practice has already taken place with the PS3.
According to preliminary data, games for the new consoles will support 4K resolution and VR mode. In addition to the already beloved by many gamers around the world, Assasin`s Creed, GTA, Battlefield and other hits, Sony representatives announced several exclusives. More about them will be known closer to the release of the PS5.
When to expect
The Japanese corporation Sony confirmed at a private event held in October 2019 that the new PS5 should be expected by 2020. Most likely, the prefix will go on sale during the Christmas season at the end of the year. This information was shared by the source Wired.