The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is an upcoming home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Announced in 2019 as the successor to the PlayStation 4, it is scheduled to launch on November 12, 2020, in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea, and on November 19, 2020, for the rest of the world. The PlayStation 5 features a customized solid-state drive designed for high-speed data streaming to enable significant improvements.
in graphical performance. The hardware also features a custom AMD GPU capable of ray tracing, support for 4K resolution displays, and up to 120 frames per second.
PS5 will be introducing 3D audio effects and backward compatibility with new audio hardware and PlayStation VR games. The first news of the PlayStation 5 came in April 2019. A major game library showcase for the PlayStation 5 had been planned for June 4, 2020, but was postponed until June 11.
The internal storage of the PlayStation 5 is a custom-built 825 GB SSD.SSD was added because it was the number one request from game developers. The console will be including a 4K-compatible Ultra HD Blu-ray optical drive.
The launch unit is a two-tone design matching the design of the DualSense controller, with a black internal block flanked by two white wings along its sides, each lit by blue LEDs. These wings are able to be removed by consumers to access certain internal components such as a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage expansion slot, the power supply, and the Blu-ray disc drive. The unit can operate in a vertical mode, with a stand to support it, or horizontally. In its vertical orientation, two long vents for air intake run along the sides of the front while heat exhaust vents take up much of the back of the console.
In addition to the console reveals several additional accessories were announced, including a charging station for the DualSense, a new HD camera, and a media remote control. The Pulse 3D is a wireless headset made to take advantage of the console’s 3D audio technology.
Now let’s talk about the games. Each PlayStation 5 console will come pre-installed with Astro’s Playroom, a game designed to serve as a demonstration of the new DualSense controller.
Compatibility With Older Versions
Sony has stated that PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with the “overwhelming majority” of PlayStation 4 games, with Jim Ryan stating in September 2020 that “99 percent” of PS4 games will be compatible with the PS5. Many of these PS4 games will run at boosted processing speeds “so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions”.PS5 will not support the backward compatibility of games from earlier generations of PlayStation consoles such as the PS1, PS2, or PS3, as they were more focused on the capabilities of the PS5.
Most existing PlayStation 4 controllers and accessories will continue to work on the PlayStation 5 though may have limited functionality. the PlayStation VR Aim Controller, as well as specialty controllers with official licenses like flight sticks and the racing wheel, will also be compatible with PlayStation 5 games. In short,
PS5 has tried its best to raise the bar as well as to keep its PS4 customers Happy.