PS5 What We Know Before the Reveal


Boidurjya Ganguly


Jun, 11.2020

The PS5 event is coming tomorrow and like everyone else we are really excited. Sony has already
revealed a few details about the coming generation of its console family. We know about the technical
specs as well as the DualSense controllers and we have all seen the incredible Unreal 5 tech demo
which although was not a real game probably means we will be getting photorealistic games in the
next generation. Rumors of a new Call of Duty game have also surfaced which definitely means we
will be getting a new COD in the next console generation. Sony had previously slated the event for
June 4 th but due to the Black Lives Matter protest which erupted due to the police brutality done to
George Floyd they postponed the date to make more important voices heard. The new date is
officially July 11 th and it couldn’t come any sooner.
The new console will be officially called the PlayStation 5 and that comes as no surprise nor does the
logo do anything new. The logo will also be on the new DualSense controller which in contrast to the
DualShock 4 has a lot of more expanded capabilities including more haptic feedback, variable trigger
resistance and a new two-tone black and white look. The release date may not be revealed in the event
as holiday 2020 has been all the company has stated in regards to the release date which is the same as
Microsoft but since November has historically been the date for most releases, we can speculate that it
may be the date.
PS4 games will have backward compatibility support on the PS5 and it is unclear exactly what games
will receive this support but the PS4’s 100 most played games will be available to play on the PS5 at
launch and will also run much faster on the PS5 because the PS5 will contain a solid state drive, as
opposed to hard drives that current consoles ship with. The company has confirmed the PlayStation 5
will contain an AMD chip that has a CPU based on the third-generation Ryzen. It'll have eight cores
of the seven-nanometer Zen 2 microchip. The console will also support 8K gameplay, but this will of
course be dependent upon the TVs as well. Graphics will be driven by a custom version of Radeon's
Navi line. The console will also have full virtual reality support and capabilities. So far we have no
confirmation on the price but we will know soon enough.