This week we had a very special milestone indeed – the official PlayStation 5 Reveal (PS5). New consoles are a big deal because they are not announced very often and usually come equipped with the latest or near-latest computer hardware. Another year later and your new PC is typically already faster than the now ‘old’ console.
The reveal of the PS5 was filled with interesting new games coming to the platform with many of them showcasing the ‘new’ Ray Tracing technology that’s now possible.
Here’s a quick list of the games that are in the reveal video below.
PS5 RELEASE GAMES (not all-inclusive)
- Astro’s Playroom
- Demon’s Souls
- Destruction Allstars
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Goodbye Volcano High
- Grand Theft Auto 5 (remaster, will be GTA IV released eventually)
- Grand Turismo 7
- Hitman 3
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Jett: The Far Shore
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
- Little Devil Inside
- NBA 2K21
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
- Project Athia
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (this one should be quite fun for all ages)
- Resident Evil Village
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Solar Ash
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Let’s skip detailing out those games more though, which you can watch below in awe, and get to the specs of the system:
UNDER THE HOOD
CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
GPU: RDNA2 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit at 448GB/s
Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive (for the non-digital version)
Above all else that’s going to benefit the PS5 from previous generations is the inclusion of an SSD storage device. Super fast loading times allow games to include more in transition zones than every before, creating a realistic world that changes on the fly. Of course, more memory and CPU cores, higher clocks all around, as well as a beefier GPU, will only aid in silky smooth and spectacularly vivid gameplay.
What we’re most excited about is not the sheer horsepower that comes to the PS5, but the idea that this console is so far ahead of its predecessor and incorporating the latest hardware AND software technologies, that this helps to lift up the entire industry. This includes lifting up the requirements of games for the PC because PC game developers no longer have to develop for the lowest common denominator (as much anyway).
This also combined by the fact that this console is supposed to be easier than ever to develop games for (that are also cross platform compatible).
All the real talk and gameplay eye candy awaits you for the PlayStation 5 Reveal, so let’s get to it shall we. Enjoy:
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