Sony finally revealed the PS5. During the June 11 showcase, we learned all about the PS5 game library, but the conference culminated with a surprising revelation about the PS5 system itself. We now know that the system will be a black-and-white box with rounded corners and fins on it. We also know that it will share a color scheme with the same black and white DualSense Controller.
More than that, all the information we know about the PS5 specifications is the same as before. It will still feature a special 825 GB SSD that can load games very quickly, as well as an AMD RDNA 2 10.3 teraflop GPU to produce real, live graphics. Most games will run at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, but the system can theoretically handle resolutions up to 8K and frame rates up to 120 fps.
We haven’t studied the prices or release dates for the PS5, although we have included all the information we know about the two topics later in this guide.
PS5 Event June 11, 2020
Tom’s Guide PS5 live blog summarizes everything that happened on the June 11 PS5 event. We saw more than one hour of gameplay footage from various titles, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Hitman 3, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Horizon II: Forbidden West.
More importantly, we finally got our first view of the PS5 console itself. Check the design section for more information.
PS5 cheat sheet: What you need to know
- What is it: Sony’s newest console, the fifth non-portable PlayStation
- Release date: Vacation 2020
- Price: TBD
- Main features: 4K games at 60 fps, up to 8K resolution, up to 120 frames per second, ray tracing, fast loading SSDs
- Key games: Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon II: Zero West, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
- Specifications: 8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2 CPU, GPU AMD RDNA 2 10.3 teraflop, 16GB GDDR6 memory, custom SSD 825 GB.
By design the PS5 carries the touch of a smooth white cover with a black body with a blast of shades of blue LED lights.
PS5 Has the following specifications:
- CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz, RDNA 2 architecture
- RAM: 16GB GDDR6
- Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- Optical drive: 4K Blu-ray drive
The PS5 comes with the following accessories:
The DualSense feature, along with Tempest 3D AudioTech PS5, will give players a new feeling. When PS4 was launched in 2013, the DualShock 4 wireless controller gathered a lot of positive feedback from gamers and developers to become the best PlayStation controller, and to introduce forward-looking features such as the Share button.
DualSense also adds a built-in microphone array, which will allow players to easily chat with friends without a headset – ideal for starting conversations quickly. But of course, if you plan on chatting for a long time, it’s a good idea to use the headset.
“DualSense marks a radical departure from our previous controller offerings and captures just how strongly we feel about making a generational leap with PS5. The new controller, along with the many innovative features in PS5, will be transformative for games – continuing our mission at PlayStation to push the boundaries of play, now and in the future. To the PlayStation community, I truly want to thank you for sharing this exciting journey with us as we head toward PS5’s launch in Holiday 2020. We look forward to sharing more information about PS5, including the console design, in the coming months.”
– Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment
The availability of new cameras for PS5 shows compatibility with current PSVR hardware, which we expect, and may even play a role in next generation PSVR hardware, which has not been announced. It is unclear whether the new HD camera is a requirement for running current generation PSVR hardware on PS5, or whether the existing PS4 camera will be compatible with PS5 as well.
Even though the camera is presented with the PS5, we are not sure whether it will be bundled with all console models themselves. Audio headsets and remote media are also displayed.
Sony delivered at a glance the new headset, wireless Pulse 3D, is possible to take advantage of the new audio technology built into the highly anticipated console.
It was joined by a redesigned camera and remote media as part of a new family. It is unclear whether the new accessory will be bundled with the console. Strangely, there is no discussion about them, while there is a long shot for the console.
The Media Remote Accessories, though resembling an ordinary remote, also have a built-in microphone for voice commands. There are also four buttons that are not marked on the bottom of the remote, although it is unclear what they are used for.