Like everything, with evolving technological advancements, gaming too has taken a few turns and has become an ultimate sensation. Sony unleashed its newest member of the PlayStation family very recently and shook the gaming world with what it could do. This is the biggest and baddest console with a serious increase in raw power as well as one which is designed strategically to deliver a revolutionary gaming experience thanks to unprecedented data transfer speeds. Let’s play!
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Games are the main selling point for a console right? The main reason anyone would want to buy a PS5 in the first place, are those games. Considering that the PS4 had many more exclusives than the XBox One, it is more than fair to expect a lot out of the PS5. Sony being aware of this provides nine exclusives which include Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, Destruction AllStars, Grand Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel’s Spider-Man – Miles Morales, Rachet & Clank, Returnal, and Sackboy. All these taking advantages of the tech inside this bad boy gives a truly remarkable gaming experience.
Or the Solid State Drive on the PS5 is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in a console. It is able to load worlds and sequences in a matter of milliseconds when we have a history of staring into the loading screen and feels like forever. The PS5 is equipped with a 825GB SSD that may look odd. But Sony knows what’s best, which is why it’s capable of doing 5.5/9GB per second speeds when the XBox Series X’s SSD is capable of only 2.4/6 GB per second.
The new Dualsense controller is another perk of the PS5. This supports Haptic Feedback which adds a variety of powerful sensations that makes us feel it as we play. Sony emphasized how they’ll make it possible to let the gamer live in the moment, better than they ever did. By added Adaptive Triggers, they make you feel the tension of your actions quite remarkably. The Share button has been replaced with the Create button that is used to stream, take pictures, and record video clips. The controller also includes a built-in microphone and integrated speaker that can be used to communicate with teammates. It comes with slots for a 3.5mm jack and a USB Type C.
Capable of 4K/120fps gameplay as well as support for life-like 8K/60fps quality. One of the exciting new features is Ray Tracing, which significantly improves lighting and the way it bounces off of objects.
We may call it a feature that has been under the radar. Sony decided to build their own 3D audio engine named Tempest 3D AudioTech to focus and enhance the sound quality of any setup that the gamers may use. This includes TV Speakers, Headphones, Sound Bars, Surround Sound systems, and more. 3D audio provides five different tuning options thus letting you pick the best one to suit your judgment in tracking where the sound is exactly coming from. The sound is going to be so extremely realistic which you may think is coming from the real world and not the game so yes, it can be really trippy yet awesome to immerse yourself in this next-gen gaming experience.
Along with the inbuilt 825GB SSD, you get to plug in an external storage unit into the console. This is an option as you may not want to redownload all the PS4 games onto your PS5s SSD. The console also comes with a built-in expansion bay for an additional SSD that is compatible with the console. This was one area where the XBox Series beat Sony with 1TB but this expandable bay makes it a much smaller deal.
IMPROVED CPU AND GPU
This made the PS5 more similar to a gaming PC than the PS4 ever was. The PS5 features a custom Eight-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.5GHz, and a custom GPU based on an RDNA 2-based graphics engine with ray tracing acceleration, capable of producing 10.28 teraflops. The system memory is 16GB of GDDR Ram with 448GB/s bandwidth.
Even though it is only limited to thousands of PS4 game titles momentarily, there are rumors that Sony is yet to produce Backwards Compatibility options for PS1, PS2, and PS3 as well, so Sony could end up one-upping Microsoft anyway. Only time will tell.
Sony surprised everyone when they released not one but two PS5 consoles. The standard PS5 being an Ultra HD Blu-Ray disk drive, and the PS5 Digital Edition. This was to give a chance for all the gamers who buy their games digitally. This may be a likely choice for gamers on a budget as the digital edition costs a little less than the standard set. It won’t be much, but unlike with Xbox consoles who currently sticks to Disk Drives only, here you get to choose between two.