Literally, everyone has heard about the new PlayStation version: PS5 or the “next-generation console” according to Sony. If there is still someone in the world that hasn’t, they probably need some social life rejuvenation.
PS5 is probably the best console game to play when you and your gang pull up. I mean, there are loads of other games but Sony’s PlayStation has always been at the top of the list–for most people at least.
No offense to Xbox lovers.
The PS5 release date was 12th November 2020, but they only released it in major regions like North America, Japan, Australia, and others. They released PS5 in other parts of the world on 19th November 2020.
Before it was even released, a lot of gamers couldn’t wait to play with this “treasure”, like someone once said.
If you are a PlayStation lover in the US and you have questions like: “Where can I get a PS5 in the USA?” or “What is the price of PS5 in the USA?”, hang on and you’ll get all the answers you need.
The PS5 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a custom AMD Radeon Navi GPU that allows ray-tracing at the hardware level.
Ray tracing is an exceptional graphics rendering technique that produces extremely realistic visuals.
Some big movie production companies in Hollywood use this technique, so that should tell you it is HUGE!
The best part of this on PS5 is that it’ll give us a realistic feel while playing and the performance will be even better.
3. Supports Hard Disks
The PS5 does not only support digital games. It can also support hard disks.
This is good news for gamers that love going physical and purchasing hard disk games from stores or collecting from friends. That whole traditional game-play vibe can still be felt while using the PS5.
Imagine going modern and traditional at the same time. Sounds like a win-win to me!
4. Ultra Fast SSD
An SSD (Solid State Drive), according to Wikipedia, is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies to store data persistently, using flash memory. Sony says the one for the PS5 uses their new PCle 4.0 connection.
They’re like the opposite of traditional hard drives with moving parts.
All this tech talk simply means that the PS5 games load faster than before and save people from wasting so much time waiting for the actual thing to load. That can be so annoying!
Mark Cerny, the lead system architect for the PS5, even used the recent version of Marvel’s Spider-Man game on PS5 to show how loading time was reduced by 14.2 seconds.
Okay, we already know how exciting it feels to watch something in 3D. Now imagine that kind of experience with audio. It’s just mind-blowing!
3D Audio sound means you’ll be able to hear it from every angle and it’ll work with all stereo headphones, soundbars, TV speakers and entertainment systems.
The audio technology for the PS5 is called the “Tempest 3D Audio Engine” and Sony it created it themselves.
Just like Mark Cerny said: “It will be dramatically different.”
6. Backwards Compatibility With PS4 Games
You don’t have to worry about losing your favorite games from the last version because Sony has made it possible that with PS5, you’ll be able to play PS4 games on its console.
This is a very useful feature because, while gamers love exploring new games, many people will still prefer to play some games they’ve been accustomed to now and then.
So if you’re a pro that kills it every time on GTA or Star Wars, you don’t have to worry about losing your title anytime soon.
7. Built-In 4K Blu Ray Player
A Blu-ray player in the PS5 disc drive means that you’ll be able to watch Blu-ray discs on this console. I mean, what else could we actually want.
It is also rumored that PS5 gamers will be able to watch the movie “Wonder Woman 1984” when it is released in 2021. If that turns out to be true, then Sony definitely exceeded all our expectations in this version of PlayStation.
All these features are just the tip of the iceberg! When you get one for yourself, you’ll see that nothing here was being exaggerated.
I hope you found answers to your PS5-related questions and always remember, just like PlayStation will say, Play Has No Limits!