Microsoft had a head-start with the reveal of the Xbox Series X, highlighting the features of the console several months before the looks of the device were revealed. Sony preferred to take a different approach, sharing some details but keeping most aspects a secret.
Fans from all over the world are now exited as the anticipated device has been showcased at the Future of Gaming event that took place recently. The PS5 comes with a futuristic design, blending white sides, a black center, and blue LEDs in interesting looks that make it seem out of this world.
Two models at launch
While the visual design of the new console led to passionate reactions for fans, Sony made a big splash by announcing a second PlayStation 5 model that will also be available, as the two devices will be launched simultaneously.
The second PS5 model, called PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, seems to target gamers who prefer to own a digital library, as it does not come with a disc-tray, which means that it owners will have to purchase digital copies of their games, which cannot be sold or transferred to other PS5 owners.
The full specification sheet of the console has been shared, and it is quite impressive. An AMD Zen-2 custom CPU with eight cores clocked at 3.5 GHz and custom RDNA 2 Navi GPU with 10.28 TFLOPS clocked at 2.23 GHz along with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a fast-paced 825GB SSD.
Sony’s approach of custom components created by major companies is a great boon for developers, as many continue to remember the dreadful porting and development issues associated with the PS3 custom CPU. The custom SSD has been praised by many third-party entities, including several high-profile developers.
Despite the formal announcement, the price and release date remains a secret for now, but more details could surface in the future.