Sony Playstation 5 Console Revealed
Sony revealed their next generation games console on 11th June 2020 at their Future of Gaming live event. This was an eagerly awaited event for Sony fans, especially after Microsoft revealed the rival Xbox Series X console at the end of 2019 at the Game Awards event. We’d previously been shown the controller design, but this event finally displayed the console and accessories which will be available on its release.
All the images below were taken from the Sony Playstation 5 reveal video. Let’s go ahead and take a look.
Playstation 5 and Playstation 5 Digital Edition
First up is the reveal of the console design. The obvious difference is the bulky looking disk drive which protrudes from the side of the standard console. We’re still in the camp of preferring physical games, though there is no denying the Digital Edition is the much more sleek, aesthetically appealing choice of the two consoles. The console features a white exterior and a black inner section. Sony has not announced any additional colours of variations at this point, but we’d expect different version designs to be released in due course.
Although the reveal video only showed the PS5 console in an upright position, other images have been released by Sony showing the console lying horizontally. Good news if you prefer to keep you console under the television cabinet or are lacking in space.
DualSense Wireless Controller
The DualSense Wireless Controller for the Playstation 5 was revealed back in April 2020 on the Playstation blog. The team explained that they were aiming to improve upon the PS4 DualShock controller. The main aspect that was spoken about was the inclusion of ‘haptic feedback’, which is a more advanced rumble feature of the controller, which the developers hope will increase immersion whilst playing games.
The designers haven’t tried anything radicall different here with the design or shape, and the colour scheme matches that of the console – the white main part of the shell, and black inner section with the joysticks and shoulder buttons. The touchpad area in the centre of the contoller looks like it takes up a larger space than the previous DualShock 4 controller. All in, this looks like a good improvement on the previous version.
DualSense Charging Station
The next revealed accessory was the DualSense Charging Station, which is shown to charge two controllers at a time. This looks similar to the PS4 style chargers available, and we’d imagine that standard charger with a USB cable will be possible too.
The HD Camera features dual lenses at the left and right sides of the unit. We’re waiting to find out the exact specs of the camera at this time, and if they will be utilised in the PS VR capabilities.
The media remote will be a handy accessory for gamers who also like to use their games console for watching movies on DVD or streaming on Netflix etc. Again, the sleek design and white exterior fits right in with the look of the console.
Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
This one is definitely our favourite looking accessory. The Pulse 3D Wirerless Headset has a great design, and looks really lightweight and should hopefully enhance the gaming experience thanks to the new 3D audio system.
Playstation 5 Full Lineup
So that’s what’s been revealed for the Playstation 5 so far, unfortunately the exact release date and price has not yet been announced. Going from the release dates of previous consoles, it’s likely that November will be the month to look forward to (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One all released in November at their respective release years).
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