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The PlayStation 5 is revealed and there are two versions of it

By Kenneth Ang - on 13 Jun 2020, 10:29am

The PlayStation 5 looks like a white inverted Oreo

Note: This article was first published on 12 June 2020.

Screenshot: HardwareZone

Ladies and gentlemen, it has been a long time coming, but today's the day we finally lay eyes on Sony's PlayStation 5 console. At first glance, it looks a lot like some alien dropship or a giant inverted Oreo, but at least the designers managed to nail the futuristic, next-gen vibe down right. We're really digging it!

First and foremost, there are actually two variants of the console revealed to us: the first is the regular PlayStation 5 model and the second is called the Digital Edition, pictured on the left and the right respectively above. Given that the main physical difference between the two is the latter's slimmer frame and lack of a disc drive, we can assume that it will only accommodate digital copies of games and media.

In terms of the actual hardware, the reveal stream did mention a few of the console's features, as well as those of the new DualSense controllers. Here's a quick look:

 

Console
 

  • Ultra High-speed SSO
  • Ray-tracing
  • 4k Ultra HD Blu-Ray

Screenshot: HardwareZone

 

Controller
 

  • Haptic Feedback
  • Adaptive Triggers
  • USB Port
  • Motion Sensor
  • Built-in microphone, headset jack, and integrated Speaker
  • 3D Audio

Of course, Sony also made sure to share some of the external add-ons for the PS5, such as dedicated charging docks for the DualSense controllers, HD cameras, a wireless headset called the Pulse 3D and even a specialised media remote. The full suite of equipment is displayed below for reference, but there's a more pressing matter at hand.

Screenshot: HardwareZone

After all, hardware is one thing, but a next-gen gaming console reveal would be far from complete without a few next-gen games to accompany it, wouldn't you say? And we locked down a few for you below:

Resident Evil 8 has been revealed for PlayStation 5, and it looks wild
An 'expanded and enhanced' version of GTA V is coming to the PlayStation 5
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to the PlayStation 5 this year
Horizon Forbidden West has been announced for PlayStation 5
Hitman 3 will end legendary assassin Agent 47's game trilogy in 2021
A next-gen remake of Demon's Souls is headed to the PlayStation 5
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has just been announced, coming to PlayStation 5
Check out PlayStation 5's footages of Bethesda's Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop


(This article is still in development, as we update the list of games showcased at the PlayStation 5 event)