Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Is It Worth Buying A PS5?

Is It Worth Buying A PS5?

They're no more rumors anymore because now the time is almost there for the launch of the new Sony PlayStation (PS5). According to Sony,, this new game console will be available on the market by the end of 2020. The brand new PS5 will offer some better graphics including a 100% dematerialized, plus it will be available in two editions witch are a standard PS5 and a Digital variant! So you might like to learn more about its release date, even see its price and since we are on the same topic, well I will also tell you more about its new features available for new PlayStation 5. So stay tuned and read the following carefully because I am about to tell you everything you need to know about this brand new video game console. Moreover, this year will also be considered as the war for video game consoles since there will also be Microsoft which should also put its new machine on the market, the Xbox Series X, which will certainly try to shake up the market with a new console generation focused on services, and not only hardware. For its part, Sony will bet on its PS5. So what can you expect from the PS5? Well, let's go and find more about this new toy made for big boys.

What price for the PS5?


The official price of the two editions of the PS5 remains a mystery. According to ex-Microsoft, Mike Ybarra, finding a price for the PS5 is much more complicated than finding a price for the Xbox Series X. A situation made difficult by very high manufacturing costs this year. The PS5 could indeed cost 530USD to manufacture. However, prices seem to have leaked via the Carrefour site. While we can't necessarily take them at face value, they seem to match what we've been expecting for several weeks. The standard PS5 would be priced at 582.99USD for the Classic Edition and 470USD for the Digital Edition variant.

When will the PS5 launch?


The only official release date announced by Sony at this point I found, is "the end of the year 2020" Sony revealed the design of its two consoles during an event broadcast online last June 11.  Another event was apparently taking place by the end of July 2020 to announce other PS5 exclusives and maybe some of the information we are missing on the console as its exact launch date and price. But due to the humanitarian crisis, we are facing, I cannot give you more details at this time. However, according to some rumors, the PS5 could be launch on November 14 in Japan before a worldwide launch a week later on November 20. On some other gaming websites, some think that the date could be October 3 of this year for the start of pre-orders of the PS5. Anyway, this is a story to follow but be aware that we will let you know when we will get this information.

Sony online conference last June 11

What design for the PS5?


It was at the end of the June 11, 2020 conference that Sony finally revealed the design of its new console. The PS5 adopts a futuristic look, very different from the visuals of the developer version which had leaked a few months before. The console will not have a "U-shape" this time, but it will comes in the form of a box arranged vertically or horizontally with rounded shapes and white and black plastic elements. Sony has also opted for parametric design with curvaceous and rounded shapes, far from the minimalism to which the manufacturer and its competitor Microsoft have accustomed us in recent years. The design is not unanimous, but it is praised by an overwhelming majority of players. Sony is however preparing the arrival of a more discreet black model as well as a multitude of special editions in other colors. Renderings designed by fans provide a first look at the black PS5 (see video below). As we can see in real conditions, the PS5 is much larger than other video game consoles, including previous PlayStation. Sony says it has opted for a spacious design to avoid internal components overheating issues. In addition to the official images of the console, we invite you to consult the first photo of the device leaving the factory here. It seems that thanks to removable side panels, the console will be very easy to customize. In any case with this new design, the PS5 cultivates its difference, and that is rather very good news!


The PS5 benefits from a new interface


A new interface will be part of the brand new PS5 game console, but it remains a mystery for now. According to Matt MacLaurin, director in charge of all the development of the interfaces of the Sony consoles,  MacLaurin said that the software design of the PlayStation 5 has nothing to do with the PlayStation 4. “No pixels have been preserved from the old interface “, he explained during an exchange on LinkedIn where he indicated that new concepts have been created for the occasion. A few days after the June 11 conference, only the welcome screen animation, was visible every time the console is powered on. The event was broadcast live on Twitter by The Verge website team. Apparently, the new interface would offer a lot more flexibility for game installations, this also includes allowing you to customize your installation. This should make it possible to install only the part of the game you are actually going to play (such as multiplayer) to save space. It would also be possible to uninstall part of the game after the installation. Finally, it would be possible to instantly join a game in progress, without even launching the game, thanks to the active built-in application. Let us take a concrete example. A friend is in a racing game. By clicking on "join the game", you will be transported in seconds to the middle of the event. The game will only launch the data it needs for that specific part. A major change from the PS4, where it was necessary to previously launch a title that we wanted to play. This app has been confirmed by Mark Cerny, but has yet to be fully disclosed.


The new design of physical game boxes


Sony also took advantage of a short post on the official PlayStation blog to reveal the design of the PS5's physical game boxes. The changes are relatively minor: the gradient blue banner in PS4 games becomes white and the logo black. The mention "OnlyOnPlayStation" disappears. And Sony is now putting its PlayStation Studios logo on its exclusive games.`

The new design of physical game boxes for Sony PS5

How many versions of PS5 will be released?


Sony plans to release two versions of its PS5 game console: The first one is the classic version that comes with a disc player, and the other one without a Blu-Ray player. That version is known as the Digital Edition, this console will be entirely based on a download system. We remember the PSP Go trial that did not convince at the time.  Now, this time the market is more mature than before, and once again Sony is going to give it another try with a fifth gaming console. In addition, the Digital Edition of the PS5 is reminiscent of the Xbox One S All Digital Edition. I mean it looks like the Xbox One S marketed in 2019, excepted without an optical drive. The Microsoft console so much maligned at its release will have finally done emulators at Sony. The lack of an optical drive seems to be the only difference between the two models, both in terms of hardware and design.

The PS5 technical sheet


Mark Cerny, the chief architect of the PlayStation, has already confirmed some very interesting elements of the PS5 datasheet. We learn that the console will be able to deliver graphics in 8K with Ray Tracing and 3D audio. It details several specific points of its technical sheet:

  • AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation SoC (7nm)
  • 2 to 8-core Zen CPU clocked at 3.5 GHz
  • 10.28 TFLOPS AMD RDNA 2 GPU
  • Ray tracing Technology
  • 16 GB of 256-bit GDDR6 RAM
  • Internal storage 825 GB "ultra-fast" SSD with a 12-channel interface (5.5 GB / s Raw from 8 to 9 GB / s compressed)
  • NVMe SSD slot
  • USB disk
  • Revolutionary 3D audio engine
  • A 4K Blu-ray disc player

The result of integrating the 825 GB SSD is, above all, loading times with less than 1 second data-transfer, thanks to this SSD technology. The PS5 will process data 100 times faster than the HDD of the PS4 according to Sony. The PlayStation 5 would for example be able to load 2 GB of data in just 0.27 seconds. Plus, The game Gran Turismo 7 will be one of the games that will benefit the most from this reduced time (as well as other new technologies). An AI will even adapt the music selection of the games in real-time to maximize the immersion. This speed is the guarantee of more detailed graphics. Sony also promises a flow of more than 5 GB / sec. Not only that but in addition to this, Sony could mobilize other rendering technologies similar to Nvidia's DLSS. This is what makes graphics always clear whatever the resolution while mobilizing less the performance of the machine. Speaking of the graphics and speed capabilities, an Unreal Engine 5 demo shows just how detailed scenes can be on the console. I have learned from the Sony website that the dematerialized part of PS5 games is also part as well from the new PlayStation.  Now the good news is it will now rely on Microsoft's infrastructure as well. Finally, a Sony patent suggests that the company could later launch an ultra-powerful “PlayStation Pro” with two GPUs.

What will be the available games for the PS5?


Unsurprisingly, Sony is betting on many exclusive games to make the difference against the Xbox Series X of its rival Microsoft. Here are all the games announced by Sony and which will be released on PS5 as well as those confirmed by the publishers in the list compiled by our colleagues at BGR:

  1. Apex Legends
  2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  3. Battlefield 6
  4. Bugsnax
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  6. Call of Duty: Warzone
  7. Chivalry 2
  8. CHORUS
  9. Control
  10. Cris Tales
  11. Cyberpunk 2077
  12. Deathloop
  13. Destiny 2
  14. Destruction AllStars
  15. Dirt 5
  16. Dustborn
  17. Dying Light 2
  18. FIFA 21
  19. Fortnite
  20. Ghost of Tsushima
  21. GhostWire: Tokyo
  22. Godfall
  23. Gods & Monsters
  24. Goodbye Volcano High
  25. Gothic
  26. Grand Theft Auto V
  27. Hitman III
  28. In The Sound Mind
  29. JETT: The Far Shore
  30. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  31. Little Devil Inside
  32. Lords of the Fallen 2
  33. Madden NFL 21
  34. Marvel’s Avengers
  35. Metal: Hellsinger
  36. MicroMan
  37. NBA 2K21
  38. Observer: System Redux
  39. Oddworld: Soulstorm
  40. Outriders
  41. Paradise Lost
  42. Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  43. Quantum Error
  44. Resident Evil Village
  45. Roots of Pacha
  46. Scarlet Nexus
  47. Starfield
  48. Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One
  49. Solar Ash
  50. STRAY
  51. The Last of Us Part II
  52. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum
  53. The Pathless
  54. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  55. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine
  56. Tribes of Midgard
  57. Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2
  58. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  59. Warframe
  60. Watch Dogs: Legion
  61. WRC 9

Conclusion


So, to answer the question "Will Sony's new PlayStation 5 be worth buying?" Well, I believe beyond any doubt that this game console will probably be one of the best investments to make, even if you are not considered to be a diehard gamer. Plus, the chances are, before the end of this year, I bet that several new games will probably be added to this list, which you just read. It is only a matter of time, and for that, we will keep you informed as soon as possible.

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