One of the very few good things that happened in the cursed year of 2020 was the release of Sony’s Playstation 5 aka PS5 which Sony has heavily marketed as the “next generation” and the “future of gaming” and things seem to be as precise and accurate as they have marketed as the top names in gaming say that PS5 is indeed the future.
Key features of PS5
- The loading time of the PS5 seems to be the major selling point as it has been said to load even the heaviest AAA title games in less than a second. It can load Marvel’s Spiderman in just 0.8 seconds which is amazingly fast considering the game’s heavy detailing and graphics
- Sony has launched a new technology that may just revolutionize the audio experience while gaming. The new 3D audio tech has promised to deliver a richer and much more immersive audio experience absorbing you in each moment.
- One of the best things about PS5 is that unlike the previous playstation consoles, PS5 will support over a hundred PS4 games and deliver the same story with better graphics, fluidity and mechanics
Technology and Specs
- The CPU is powered by a 3.5 GHz Zen 2 octa core chipset, capable of handling heavy tech like the 3D audio.
- The GPU is a variable frequency 10.29 TFLOPs monster running at 2.23 GHz.
- The amount of memory transferred per second is a whopping 448 Gb/s thanks to the custom 825 gb next gen SSDs, thought the size can be variable
These specs completely overwhelm the specs with which the PS4 launched as PS4 could barely load Marvel’s Spiderman under ten seconds. PS5’s massive improvement has tempted gamers around the world to quickly abandon their PS4s and go next gen.
Games in PS5
When you have a console so promising then you should definitely expect some very big game titles to be launched here and most of them will smooth up with 30 fps or more. One of the earliest and major titles announced in PS5 was Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales, which is a direct sequel to Marvel’s Spiderman which featured Peter Parker. The game looks absolutely beautiful with 4k resolution and most gamers have reported zero to only a few glitches and lags in the game and in the console experience itself. The other line ups for this year are; Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Immortal Fenyx Rising, Days Gone and Ghost of Tsushima Remastered.
Price and Is it Worth it?
The base version of the PS5 for this year; PS5 Digital Edition starts from $399 and the Blu-ray Disc Version costs $100 more. The prices seem pretty fair considering what the console can do and the only question that remains now is whether or not you should buy it? It depends on your interest and investment on gaming but if you are a gamer from the heart this console is a dream come true and is worth every single penny you spend on it.