More than one million people from around the world tuned into Sony’s virtual PlayStation 5 showcase event to learn more details of the highly-anticipated gaming console – specifically its price and release date.
Sony announced the system with a disc drive costs $499 and the digital edition $399, both will be ship on November 12, 2020 in North America with other countries receiving their systems November 19 – pre-orders start September 22.
The event started by giving viewers a first look at the upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales, showing the game’s stunning graphics, detailed sound effects and plays out the story that takes place in Harlem, New York that will be released during the holiday season this year.
Sony also announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, which will include a large number of PlayStation 4 titles, including ‘Days Gone,’ ‘Persona 5″ and ‘The Last of Us Remastered,’ among others, that can be downloaded an played when the PS5 launches.
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Sony announced the system with a disc drive costs $499 and the digital edition $399, both will be ship on November 12, 2020 in North America with other countries receiving their systems November 19 – pre-orders start September 22
Another addition came with Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, which will allow PlayStation 4 gamers to play an open alpha of the game’s multiplayer from September 18 to September 20.
Although more than a million people tuned into to hear about pricing and release dates, the broadcasts main focus was on the new video games set to launch this year and in 2021.
A new game is set to release next year that is based on the world of Harry Potter, called Hogwarts Legacy, where users ‘shape the future of the wizard world.’
Along with brewing potions, taming beasts and mastering spells, you will travel outside the walls of the school to battle furious monsters.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a brand new game set in the same world — the Multiverse – as the well-received ans hugely popular animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (pictured, a still from the trailer)
Sony shared trailers and first looks at a number of games during the event that included new entries in familiar franchises such as Resident Evil Village, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the digitally downloaded Devil May Cry.
The Marvel superhero game is a brand new game set in the same world — the Multiverse – as the well-received and hugely popular animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The world received its first look at the PlayStation 5 on June 11, which Sony said is ‘The Future of Gaming.’
The sleek, white system stands upright and comes with black trimming, but some have said a black model will make its way to market as well.
One model will include a standard a disc drive, while a second option, called ‘PlayStation 5 Digital Edition,’ will lack a disc drive and likely only play games downloaded over the internet but not physical discs bought in stores.
A selection of accessories will also be available for PS5, including a wireless charging station for its DualSense controllers, a media remote control for those who want to use it to stream video, and PlayStation-branded over-the-ear headphones with 3D audio support.
The console will feature an 8-coreAMD Zen 2 CPU, a powerful AMD RNDA 2 graphics processor, 3D audio output, and a speedy solid-state drive that will help games load faster.
A selection of accessories will also be available for PS5, including a wireless charging station for its DualSense controllers
In 2019, leaks suggested it would be ‘officially introduced’ on November 20, 2020 in North America and come with a $499 price tag. Although Sony has not confirmed or denied these details, they could be spot on with what the firm announces at the showcase event
The company also showed off original titles, including Ghostwire Tokyo, a supernatural thriller set in a futuristic version of the Japanese capital; Stray, a game from publisher Annapurna Interactive that follows a cat living in a city of robots; and Returnal, a third-person shooter from Finnish studio Housemarque about an astronaut trapped on an alien planet.
As well as dazzling with a revamped line-up of revived favorites, Sony rolled out a teaser for NBA 2k21 showcasing the full graphic power of the PS5.
Rookie phenom Zion Williamson is seen dribbling on an empty court and dunking, but the detail in the movements is what caught the attention of fans around the world.
The simulation basketball game has an enormous following, particularly in the US, and Greg Thomas, co-founder of developer Visual Concepts, said the game has been ‘built from the ground up to fully utilize the incredible power, speed and technology of PS5’.
PlayStation 5 games announced already
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Demon’s Souls Remake
Goodbye Volcano High
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Gran Turismo 7
Horizon Forbidden West
Jett: The Far Shore
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits
Same as the PS5 launch date
Same as the PS5 launch date
Little Devil Inside
Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil: Village
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2
Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2
Watch Dogs: Legion
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