The the grand reveal came at the end of Sony’s PlayStation Future Of Gaming Event, with CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan describing it as “the most striking design console yet”.
In the pre-recorded event, the Japanese tech company revealed two versions of the console, a standard PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition, which appears not to have a disc drive.
Sony also showed fans the PS5’s new haptic controller, HD camera, pulse 3D wireless headset, media remote and dual charging station.
“While there’s still a lot of unanswered questions about the PS5, namely price and release date, I think Sony did exactly what they needed to with this reveal event,” commented Laura Kate Dale, a freelance games critic.
“It showed off an hour of games, mixing sequels to popular titles, and new franchises from its biggest first-party studios, for a solid hour.
“People on Twitter are very split on whether they like or hate the look of the box, but overall Sony spent an hour getting people excited.”
However not everyone, is totally sold on the ‘striking design’. witter was quick to react to the new console, with many users quick to point out – and mock – the PS5, saying it bares a striking resemblance to that of a wifi router:
More than two dozen new games were shown off in total.
Standout titles included Grand Turismo 7, Resident Evil 8, Horizon: Forbidden West and the gorgeous looking Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Miles Morales has been a breakout Marvel character since his first appearance back in 2011, and was the main protagonist in the incredible Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse.
This sequels looks to pick off where the last game left off. with Miles finding himself with powers similar to Peter Parker.
Check out the trailer below.
As mentioned, Jim Ryan previously said that “we’re going to launch [the PS5] this year and we’ll be global”.
I can’t wait to get my hand on one of these.