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Sony reveals the Playstation 5 next generation gaming console and accessories

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After months of speculation Sony has finally revealed its latest gaming console – the PlayStation 5 which has a stunning futuristic design and will be available in two versions.

Sony unveiled the PlayStation 5 during a live event after almost an hour of game announcements that will run on the next level platform.

It is expected to go on sale in late 2020 or early 2021. No word on pricing yet but we’re pretty sure it won’t cheap – probably more than $AU1000.

The console has a distinct black and white design with flared edges that will direct airflow for the unit’s cooling system.

The PlayStation 5 was shown standing upright but it can be placed in its side so users have the choice of displaying it next to their TV or tucking it away in their entertainment unit or equipment rack.

There will be two models of the PlayStation 5 –one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a digital edition. Naturally the digital edition will not have the optical drive and disc slot and will be slightly narrower.

No word on pricing but we imagine the version with the 4K Blu-ray drive will be the more expensive of the two.

There are two USB ports – a USB-A and USB-C – on the top of the console.

There are also a number of accessories revealed alongside the PlayStation 5 including a DualSense charging station that can charge two controllers at once, a HD camera which includes dual 1080p lenses so players can broadcast themselves and their games,  a media remote and a Pulse 3D wireless headset which includes dual noise cancelling microphones.

We’ve already seen the PS5 DualSense controller which was unveiled a couple months ago.

It has new adaptive triggers and a create button to make sharing content from your games even easier.

“With PlayStation 5, we are making a significant leap to deliver a truly new generation of transformative play experiences that will redefine expectations for what games can be,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SIE.

“Worlds will be richer and more beautiful, they’ll captivate your senses in ways you didn’t think possible, and you’ll be able to experience them much more seamlessly, with lightning fast loading.

“Today’s showcase is just a glimpse of what’s to come in the next generation, and we want to thank our community for taking this journey to PS5’s launch with us.”

And the great news is the PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible so it will still be able to play all of the PlayStation 4 games.

Speaking of games, there is a huge line-up of titles that will released with the PlayStation 5 at the end of the year.

These include Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales (Insomniac Games), Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital) and Horizon Forbidden West (Guerilla Games).

Third party titles will include NBA 2K21 (2K Visual Concepts) and, Resident Evil Village (Capcom).

There will also be exclusive titles released just for the PS5 including  Deathloop (Bethesda) and Project Athia (Square Enix, Luminous Productions).

PS5 Games from SIE Worldwide Studios and second-party partners

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio)
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio)
  • Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales (Insomniac Games)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games)
  • Returnal (Housemarque / XDEV)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV)

PS5 Games from third-party publishers and developers

  • Bugsnax (Young Horses)
  • DEATHLOOP (Bethesda)
  • Ghostwire™: Tokyo (Bethesda)
  • Godfall™ (Gearbox Publishing / Counterplay Games) 
  • Goodbye Volcano High (KO-OP)
  • Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar Games)
  • HITMAN 3 (IO Interactive)
  • JETT : The Far Shore® (Superbrothers)
  • Kena: Bridge of the Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Little Devil Inside (Neostream Interactive)
  • NBA 2K21 (2K, Visual Concepts)
  • Oddworld Soulstorm™ (Oddworld Inhabitants™)
  • Pragmata (Capcom)
  • Project Athia* (Square Enix/Luminous Productions)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)
  • Solar Ash (Annapurna Interactive / Heart Machine)
  • Stray (Annapurna / Blue Twelve Studio)
  • Tribes of Midgard (Gearbox Publishing / Norsfell)
  • The Pathless (Annapurna Interactive / Giant Squid)