Everything You Need to Know About PS5

Want to know about Sony’s most powerful upcoming gaming console? Follow this article to the end. The all-new gaming console, PlayStation 5 (PS5) is the successor of the PlayStation 4. PS5 will have a vast gaming library of its own. To know more about the PS5 gaming console, read on.

Release Date

The expected release date of PS5 is November 20 everywhere, whereas it will get released a bit earlier in Japan on November 14. These are only assumptions for the release dates however the official PS5 release date is yet to be announced by Sony. The players will be provided with an option to pre-order the system and games even before it launches out.

There will be a limited number of PS5 consoles available for pre-ordering. Pre-orders might open from September 9. You will have to sign up to get on to the pre-order list.

Price

The all-new PS5 is expected to release with a price tag of $499, but there are some insiders who are saying that the digital version which is without an optical drive may get released with a price tag of $399 and the one with the PS5 Blu-ray version would release with a price tag of $499. This price tag puts the PS5 in line with its competitor, the Xbox Series X by Microsoft.

Features

Along with the online and local gaming, the PS5 will have an HDR TV, an online store from where you will be able to download games, a 4K TV gaming, a Blu-ray movie player, PlayStation VR games and headsets, a power-saving option, access to streaming applications like Hulu and Netflix, and the new wireless DualSense controller that features haptic feedback. Microsoft and Sony are also collaborating in order to create a cloud streaming platform specifically for online gaming.

Specs and Hardware

PS5 will be the first video game console that will have an internal solid-state drive (SSD) just like the one which comes with high-end gaming PCs.

Having an internal SSD will not only provide 8K graphics with a refresh rate of 120Hz refresh rate but will probably eliminate load times for all kinds of games. The PS5 will come with a GPU with 10.28 teraflops, which can easily provide a significant boost in the performance. The PS5 will come with a 3rd generation eight-core Ryzen CPU. It will come with a custom graphics card that will be based on the Radeon RX 5000 series of AMD. This graphics card will support ray tracing to obtain a more realistic 3D rendering.

Backward Compatibility

PS5 will be easily able to play the games of PS5, and these games will provide better performance on the all-new PS5. Both the digital and physical titles will work on both PS4 and PS5. You will have access to all the purchases you made for PS4, on your PS5, till you are using the same PlayStation Network account on both PS5 and PS4.

Sony has already planned to release titles like The Last of Us Part II, for both PS5 and PS4 and the players will easily be able to transfer the saved data between the PS4 and PS5 versions of any of the games.

Final Verdict

In the blog, we have tried to discuss the details regarding the upcoming PS5 which might release in the mid of November. However, the company has still not announced its official release, but we are pretty sure that it will get released during the listed time or so. Along with all the latest features as listed above, it will come with backward compatibility where you will easily be able to play the games of PS4 as well.

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