Playstation 5 Is Coming

After what felt like an eternity since the Playstation 5 was revealed in mid-June, Sony revealed the details that everyone has been waiting for during a presentation on Sept. 16. Both versions of the PS5 will be available on November 12th. The prices are below:

The only difference between the two versions you see above is pretty apparent. One has a disk drive and the other doesn’t. Unlike the new-gen Xboxs, both versions of the PS5 are identical when it comes to what’s under the hood.

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (~2.5x that of PS4 Pro)
  • RAM: 16GB GDDR6 (2x that of PS4 Pro)
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s (~2.5x that of Ps4 Pro)
  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD (1TB HDD on PS4 Pro)
  • Visual capability: Native 4k up to 120fps. Capable of up to 8k

Now since this presentation that Sony held was about an hour long, they also showed off some games! See the most notables below:

  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
    Holiday 2020
    This game looks absolutely stunning. Piggy-backing off of the success of it’s predecessor, expect this to be just as ground-breaking in the superhero video game genre.

  • Final Fantasy 16
    Release TBD
    I haven’t played any of the FF games, it was just before my time. However, I am well aware of the cult following this series has and the hype that surrounds each release.

  • Demon’s Souls
    November 12, 2020 (at launch)
    This a remake of a game with the same title released in 2009. It looks stunning and really smooth in 4k. The original game was the one that started the ‘Souls’ series and set the floor for the beloved Dark Souls franchise.

  • Hogwarts Legacy
    Usually, Harry Potter games tend to be a little gimmicky that just try to cash in on the name. However, Hogwarts Legacy seems to be a departure from that concept and actually looks pretty interesting and is set almost 150 years before the events of Harry Potter.

  • Resident Evil: Village
    Get ready to be spooked. After the recent success of Resident Evil: Biohazard, this game takes a similar approach but turns the spooky factor to 11.

  • God of War: Ragnarok
    Although the teaser trailer was short and hardly revealed anything, I got shivers just from hearing Kratos’s voice. God of War was easily my favorite title on PS4 and I’m stoked for what’s in store for 2021.

Some honorable mentions:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War November 13
    There was some campaign gameplay shown and as always, it was filled with action.
  • Death Loop2021
    An interesting concept that is becoming more sought after every time they show more gameplay.
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special EditionNovember 12 (at launch)
    It’s DMC5 but enhanced for PS5.

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