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PS5 details, updates and features for Sony?s PlayStation 5

by Ankit Semwal - Jun 08,2020 274 Views
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The PS5 (or PlayStation 5) is the next addition in Series of Sony's PlayStation, with a release date planned for Holiday 2020. Market Analyst predicts that PS5 will prices ranges from $450 to $500

Sony’s announced a new gaming console in the series of PlayStation for Video game lovers by the end of the year. Called the PlayStation 5, or just PS5 for short,  we all have so much expectation from this next console. The PlayStation4 has been a massive success for Sony ever since it launched in 2013. With over 106 million units as of January 2020, the PlayStation 4 will be remembered as one of the most popular video game consoles of all time – and rightly so. The PlayStation 2 is the only home gaming console to expect those numbers, selling more than 150 million units in its lifetime.

playstation5 comparision with playstation4

PS5 has upgraded CPU in the form of the AMD Zen 2, which touts eight cores clocked at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory with a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power.

In terms of features, we know the next-gen console will sport an 825GB SSD, and it will support off-the-shelf NVMe SSD expandability, a built-in 4K Blu-ray player and will be backward compatible with a huge swathe of the PS4's game catalog. It might even have Alexa-like virtual assistant to tell you how long it will take to beat levels. So far, the PS5 is really set the hype. Finger crossed.

Top 5 Expected Features for Playstation 5

 

1.Backward Compatibility

backward compatibility playstation 5

 

The new  Playstation 5 will be backward-compatible with Sony's PlayS4 games, PlayStation's chief architect Mark Cerny has announced during the PS5's hardware launching, that "almost all" of the top 100 PS4 games can be played in PlayStation5.All those top 100 games are ranked by their playtime.

 

2.Next-Generation VR

latest Vr 2 by sony playstation

 

Sony’s PlayStation VR has been a no-doubt sell-out, and for good reason. Most definitely. Comments from Mark Cerny could indicate an even bigger VR push from Sony with the PlayStation5. VR technology is set to be difficult designed into the build of the GPU. But it is not clear there would be a PlayStation VR2 headset launched to go with the PS5, though.

Given PSVR is not as powerful on the resolution as other headsets such as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive it could be a powerful and impressive next-generation headset with the new console.

 

3.Full Native 4K

Screen resolution for Playstation 5 4k video

 

We can expect The PS5 will support 8K video, but it'll have full 4K support. The PlayStation 5 will be equipped with eight Ryzen Zen 2 cores with a variable frequency of up to 3.5 GHz and it has custom RDNA 2 GPU capable of 10.28 teraflops clocked at 2.23GHz. It will also come with 825GB Samsung's 6th gen V-NAND NVMe SSD storage. The promise from this trio of hardware is faster loading, large bandwidth capabilities, and outstanding graphics in games.  Also recently PS4 released unreal 5 Demo with the name  “Lumen in the Land of Nanite.” “Nanite” is the latest technology by Unreal Engine 5 uses to render polygonal objects. To explain it in an easy way, complex polygons are made up of millions of tiny triangles, and Nanite can render these polygons with extraordinary speed and accuracy. Another highlighting feature of Unreal 5 “Lumen,” Unreal Engine 5’s lighting technology. This dynamic lighting engine is exactly eye-catching:  developers can place light sources anywhere in a level, and have the environment react realistically, without any slowdown.

 

4.More Storage

playstation 5 storage feature SSD

 

The SSD is PS5's main power. The PS5 can be expected to enable loading five gigabytes of data in a single second. In theory, that’s almost 10 times faster than the PlayStaation4. To be cost-effective, It’ll also have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD that as Sony has promised, it will offer super-fast loading times in gameplay It’ll also equipped with pre-announced 4K Blu-ray drive and will still support discs( to install games), but those games will still require installation to the internal SSD. PlayStation chief architect Mark Cerny tells us about powerful SSD goals for PlayStation5 at the announcement. Where it took a PS4 around 20 seconds to load a 1 GB of data, the goal with the PS5’s SSD was to enable loading five gigabytes of data in a single second. Also, a report showed that  Spider-Man loading levels load .one second in Playstation5 while in PS4 its loading time was about 8 seconds
 

5.The Controller

Controller for dualsense playstation

 

we get the sneak peek of Sony's new DualSense PlaySation5 controller, the gamepad(controller) we'll be using with the brand new PlayStation 5 when the next-gen console lands in last quarter of 2020 and we've summed up all the information about this new controller you need to know.

The PlayStion5 controller DualSense has a new innovative look that looks drastically different from the company's previous gamepad designs, instead sporting, a dual color scheme and a boomerang-like shape also giving it an amazing and handy look.

But regardless of whether you love it or hate it, the DualSense controller has some impressive features such as Adaptive triggers with haptic feedback, rechargeable battery via USB-C, a built-in microphone, and a new 'Create' button that replaces the PS4 Share button and light bar placement as well.