Check the specifications, key games and more of the PS5.
The PS5 design and accessories were revealed at the Digital Event called “The Future of Gaming” held on June 11th by Sony. Likewise, the company showed which games are compatible with the new-gen of PlayStation 5 such as Gran Turismo 7, Godfall and more. Check the article this is the new playstation 5 for further information about the hardware, the new-gen versions of consoles and more.
In the followed article we are going to disclose the PlayStation 5 specifications.
- Optical Drive: 4K Blu-ray drive
- Ram: 16GV GDDR6
- Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- Expandable storage NVMe SSD slot
- CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz, RDNA 2 architecture
- 3D audio
The PlayStation is built on custom AMD CPUs and GPUs. The GPU will use ray tracing and primitive shaders, that will have an impact on the power consumption and heat management. Not similar to the PS4 version which has the power consumption varies a lot more from game to game, the PS5 will prevent overheating by standardising its power consumption for each game.
Likewise,the GPU of the PS5 has a eight-core Zen 2-architecture CPU running up to 3.5GHz, and RDNA 2 2.23GHz GPU with 36 CUs and 16GB GDDR6. About the 3D Audio uses Head Related Transfer Function or HRTF which enable to map out an individual’s hearing based on sound’s frequency, volume and direction. Plus, it has a dynamic AI audio which responds to the demands of the user to check the emotional state of the player and adjust the music.
The SSDs are key to PlayStation 5. Not only the SSDs (Solid State Drives) are important for its storage but to use it as virtual memory. The SDD of PS5 has a load rate of 5.5GB/second which is 10 times faster than the PS4 .This results in seamless gameplay from texture loading to exploration and it has a maximum storage of 825GB.
The console has NVMe slots that give you the option to add more storage and it has external USB drives. This NVMe needs to meet certain speed requirements and Sony will make a list of compatible Solid State Drive (SSD) with the PS5. Also, this will retain a 4K Blu-ray drive for Discs games and for playing movies. Therefore, it is highly possible to expect compatible PS4 games on PS5.
PS5 Key Features
- 4K games at 60 fps, up to 8K resolution, up to 120 fps, ray tracing, fast-loading SSD
- PS5 PSVR headset will have two front and one rear camera, with an additional camera on a Move-style controller that will be operated by wireless.
- PS5 home screen is more dynamic that will display the missions that are available or let players choose their activity in real time.
- The Tempest Engine is used to create a more realistic audio along with HRTF. Both will make the sound to listen differently.
Which are the Key games?
PlayStation has announced nine games along with the new PS5 console at the digital event on 11th June. Below, we will present a brief summary of the key games which are: Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon II: Zero West, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. In case, you missed the streaming and you can watch the full showcase here.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales from Insomniac Games and Marvel:
The Spider-Man: Miles Morales games is an expansion of the original game through an all-new story. In this new story, the players are going to experience the rise of Miles Morales while he is mastering his new powers to become his own Spider-Man. The experience is being enhanced by PS5 with the new hardware console and the ultra-fast SDD. The SDD will enable players to near instantaneously fast-travel across Marvel;s NYC or feel tensions of punches,web shots and more. This is a standalone game confirmed by Insomniac’s James Stevenson.
Horizon Forbidden West from Guerrilla:
Aloy’s story continues, as the protagonist, returns in this open world action RPG known as Horizon: Forbidden West, which is built on the excellent combat and exploration of the original game. Aloy’s will face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious threats. The game is going to be exclusively for PS5.
Gran Turismo 7 from Polyphony Digital
At GT7 you will see race cars-from different eras- and production cars, riding on both road courses and race tracks. Like the unveiled Mazda RX-Vision and Gulf-liveried Porsche 917 cars. Other cars shown are Lamborghini Diablo, Porsche Carrera GT and Subaru WRX STI JGTC. The GT7 game, promess to have a more realistic driving experience thanks to haptic feedback. Also, with the 3D audio of PS5, players can sense the position of other cars and drivers that surround them. In addition, the lighting effects look very realistic, especially the interior of the cars which are very detailed.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart from Insomniac Games:
The game is developed by Insomniac Games, Rift Aparts sees the Ratchet & Clank on the run from a robotic army. It is an intergalactic adventure experience game designed around the high speed of SSD for PS5. Gamers will travel through different environments that Rifts, Ratchet and Clank enters- from a jungle area and emerging from cyberpunk city. The Creative Director of Insomniac says that “ “We’re doing things we’ve never been able to do before, like use dimensional rifts to be able to leap from planet to planet nearly instantly or put ray trace reflections on Clank,” he states.
Other games are:
Demon’s Souls from Japan Studio and Bluepoint Games, Sackboy A Big Adventure from Sumo Digital, Returnal from Housemarque, Destruction All Stars from Lucid Games, Astro’s Playroom from Japan Studios.
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