Sony presents PS5 and confirms two versions, one digital and the other with optical drive

Sony presents PS5 and confirms two versions,

 one digital and the other with an optical drive


Sony presents PS5 and confirms two versions

Today was the big day, Sony was risking a lot of things in this event dedicated to PS5, an event that, frankly, has had a rather mediocre development and that has been saved "in extremis" thanks, above all, to the final cherry that we The Japanese company has left, and that is that we have finally been able to know the final design of the PS5.

Sony has presented PS5, and as we can see in the images, the design is quite careful and has, as we expected, a line with small nuances that remind us of PS4. Sony has not had to opt for a compact PC type chassis as Microsoft did with the Xbox Series X, it has managed to solve the problems posed by the development kit and has successfully combined the blue, white and black colors that we saw when it introduced the DualSense.

PS5 has a pending account with games

The surprise was capital when Sony confirmed that it will launch two versions of PS5, one with an optical drive (Blu-ray 4K) and the other fully digital, a movement that, as many of our readers will remember, was carried out at the time by Microsoft with the Xbox One All Digital. It can be expected that the sale price of the version without optical drive is, at least between 50 and 100 euros cheaper than that of the version with an optical drive, but there is still nothing definitive.
Both consoles will have a common specification base, consisting of:
  • Zen 2 processor 8 cores and 16 threads at 3.5 GHz (maximum).
  • Radeon RDNA 2 GPU with 2,304 shaders at a maximum of 2.23 GHz.
  • Hardware-accelerated ray tracing.
  • 16 GB of unified GDDR6 memory
  • 825 GB SSD with a speed of up to 5.5 GB / s (uncompressed data).
  • 3D Tempest sound chip.
  • DualSense controller with a haptic response.

PS5 has a pending account with games

And quite large, since we have seen a fairly decaffeinated event loaded with indie games and titles that not only haven't finished showing the real potential of the console but were also limited, mostly, to CGI sequences and scenes from game preset, with all that this entails.

Among the most interesting we have Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, a game that has demonstrated the potential that the new generation will offer thanks to the SSD and the almost total suppression of load times. Look at the trailer, the changes between dimensions are instantaneous, and leave us with totally new scenarios without interruptions. Without a doubt what I liked the most, and frankly the only thing that really surprised me.

The presentation of Resident Evil 8 Village was also a pleasant surprise. At a graphic level, the game looks great and shows a considerable leap in front of Resident Evil 7. Horizon II Forbidden West and the remake of Demon's Souls have been two other important titles that, like the previous ones, Sony decided to reserve for the end.

Overall the conclusion is clear, too much CGI and canned game scenes, and nothing truly surprising beyond Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart's dimensional changes. At the end of the day, I think it is understandable since PS5 uses technology that, with the exception of the SSD, was available on PC for quite some time.

To finish we leave you a compilation with the most important videos of the event dedicated to PS5 that Sony has uploaded to its YouTube channel.


GTA V improved on PS5


Spiderman 2 Miles Morales


Gran Turismo 7


Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart


Project Athia


Stray


Dual Sense with haptic response


Returnal


Sackboy A Big Adventure


Destruction All Stars


Kena Bridge of Spirits


Goodbye Volcano High


OddWorld Soulstorm


GhostWire Tokyo


Jett The Far Shore


GodFall


Solar Ash


Hitman iii


Astro Playroom


Little Devil Inside


NBA 2K21


Bugsnax


Demon´s Souls


Death Loop


Resident Evil 8 Village


Horizon II Forbidden West



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