The official PlayStation 5 reveal has happened and you may be wondering, What does PS5 look like? PS5 games, accessories and the final design have finally been announced.
Originally planned for June 4, the PlayStation 5 “Future of Gaming” event was canceled amid the events in the United States.
The event was then rescheduled for June 11 and the show was nothing short of breathtaking.
Rather than the usual live event presented by Sony execs, the event was more of a demo reel showcasing upcoming games and then the reveal of the machine.
Sony executive Jim Ryan presented the video with contributions from games industry legends such as Kazunori Yamauchi, Shinki Mikami and Lorne Lanning.
Amid many videos and trailers for upcoming games, the PS5 was finally revealed at the end of the event.
Opening the show, however, was a very unexpected trailer for GTA V and GTA Online.
It seems that both of these games will be available “expanded and enhanced” for PlayStation 5 with GTA Online coming free for PS5 owners in 2021.
PS4 GTA Online owners will also get a free $1 million in-game each month until the new version releases next year.
Another surprise was a teaser trailer for a sequel to 2018’s smash hit game Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Titled “Spider-Man: Miles Morales“, the game shows a new Spider-Man as young Miles seems to have progressed into the hero.
This is indeed something fans of the game, myself included, were hoping for.
While there were no real details, the trailer showed that the gameplay appears to be more of the same and will be a launch title for PS5.
The biggest surprise, however, and perhaps the most anticipated title was the amazing looking sequel to Horizon: Zero Dawn.
“Horizon: Forbidden West” looks absolutely stunning and seems to show just what the PS5 will be capable of.
The visual detail of the game is like nothing ever seen before on a gaming console with extremely high fidelity, framerates and gameplay capabilities.
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Some other nice surprises included Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal and Resident Evil 8.
Ratchet and Clank are back in an adventure spanning multiple dimensions.
The game’s engine looks extremely impressive with stunningly high visuals, physics and fast-paced action.
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The high-quality imagery of this game is more akin to a Pixar movie rather than a video game.
Returnal is a new I.P that promises some epic science fiction action.
Looking more like a graphics demo, the game takes place on a hostile alien planet as the game’s female hero tries to keep her sanity after being stranded.
Huge monsters, creepy wildlife and an open-world planet make for some intense third-person action.
Towards the end of the show, we were treated with an intense trailer for Resident Evil 8: Village.
Although it appears that Resident Evil legend Chris Redfield is back, this is a Resi game that is very different than what we are used to.
Appearing to be more of a psychological horror akin to Outlast and Silent Hill, the game looks set in a creepy remote location.
Resident Evil 8: Village – Click to enlarge…
Given the remote location of the game though means that the developers get to control the action to present a more intense experience.
Other notable mentions include racing legend Gran Turismo 7, intriguing dystopian Sci-Fi game Stray and Sackboy: a Big Adventure.
The games mentioned are by no means the full list of games as there are many more to be seen.
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Watch the full video here: Official PlayStation 5 Reveal Video
Finally, at the end of the show, the PlayStation 5 was revealed and it is way better looking than anyone expected.
Sleek curves, blue L.E.D light strips and a shiny exterior make this a rather attractive machine indeed.
It appears that the same design aesthetics have been applied to the PS5 as with the DualSense controller which was revealed last month.
READ MORE – New DualSense PS5 Controller Revealed
Two white exterior sharp sheets house a shiny black, rounded-at-the-top interior casing that contains the usual components such as USB slots with ventilation running all the way up the front of the machine.
The sandwiched housing runs towards a tapered end which meets electric blue L.E.D lighting at the front and top of the machine.
DualSense has a similarly sleek design with the same color coordination however as of yet no other colors for the machine have been confirmed.
It has been confirmed though that the machine will come in two versions.
One version will contain a 4K UHD Blu-Ray player while the other is dubbed as a “digital version“.
The Blu-Ray version is noticeably bigger as it houses the disc player at the bottom right of the casing.
The digital version looks a lot sleeker since it has no need for a bulge at the bottom and is therefore completely symmetrical and better looking.
An official wireless headset, remote control and HD camera will also be available.
The “Pulse 3D” wireless headset has presumably been made to take advantage of Sony’s much talked about Tempest 3D audio engine that will reportedly revolutionize 3D audio in games.
The inclusion of a camera means that there will probably be some games that utilize motion sensing similar to the games we have now.
Disappointingly though, there still hasn’t been an official release date or any pricing confirmation, something that gamers are eagerly awaiting.
For now, we will just have to speculate and start saving.
The PlayStation 5 release date is expected to be November while pricing will probably be somewhere between $400 and $600.
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