Playstation 5 🎮

As the PS5 draws closer and closer, Sony continues to unveil the system in bits and pieces. Previously, we knew about its holiday 2020 launch, its impressive 8-core processors, its ray tracing capabilities and its ambitious SSDs. If the system works as advertised, it could drastically reduce load times while displaying more lifelike graphics than ever before.

Now, Sony has revealed the PS5’s controller: the DualSense. This peripheral looks quite different than Sony’s previous DualShock lineup, with a two-tone color pattern, vertical grips and a mysterious “Create” button to replace the “Share” functionality.

Along with the system’s RDNA GPU and ambitious 3D audio, the DualSense could help the PS5 differentiate itself from anything on the market today. To learn more, read on to find out what we know so far about the PS5, including its release date, confirmed specs, expected games and more.

PS5 specs

  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz, RDNA 2 architecture
  • RAM: 16GB GDDR6
  • Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • Optical drive: 4K Blu-ray drive

The PS5 is a little less mysterious than before, thanks to a live stream from Sony On March 18. Mark Cerny, a lead systems architect at Sony, hosted a talk today that walked users through some of the salient points of the PS5’s hardware. The lecture was rather technical in nature — to the chagrin of some fans who were hoping for a more straightforward reveal event — but it did give us some solid information about how the PS5 might perform, and the hardware in place to make that performance possible.

There isnt a lot of information around with rumours expected around 4th June. However, a recently released tech vertical shows the capabilites of the Unreal 5 agent running on a PS5. Looks mint :star_struck:

Based on current released information and tech specs I’m preferring the PS5. Sony need to start releasing some marketing around it though along with some game launches.