Sony presents PS5: console design and first games

After the conference was postponed due to the anti-racist protests that the US is experiencing in recent days, yesterday Sony presented what will finally be the PS5. We already have the first games and we have even been able to see the design of both the console and the controllers and their peripherals.

A presentation that lasted longer than many of us expected –about an hour and a quarter-, and where there was time to present a wide variety of new games, long-awaited continuations of known sagas, new IPs and a good handful of indie-style titles .

PlayStation 5 makes the leap to white: this is the final design of Sony's new next-gen console

After several months receiving leaks that have turned out to be false, we have finally been able to see the design of the new PS5. You may like it more or less, but what there is no doubt is that it has caught us all on the wrong foot. You did it, Sony.

The design of the console abandons the corporate black of the previous PS2, PS3 and PS4 to embrace a white finish with certainly futuristic airs, curved lines and a central black core accompanied by blue backlights that define the margins of the machine.

Another highlight has been the presentation in a vertical arrangement of the console, although to this day it is still unknown if it can be "reclined" horizontally. Something that for many could mean the renovation of the living room furniture due to a simple lack of space; that or take the console to another room where it can be accommodated more easily or attract less attention ... what a remedy. UPDATED: It seems that finally Sony has just confirmed that the console can also be placed horizontally, as you can see in the image below.

In addition to that, two models of the console have been presented: one with a disc reader and another "Digital Edition" version without a slot to introduce physical games. A clear wink that points to the future all-digital where the physical support has less and less weight, and more if we take into account that most games nowadays usually require the download of patches and additional content from the first day of their release on the market.

Along with the new machine - which already has its first memes, comparing it with a router or with the very tower of the eye of Sauron - we have also been able to see a little more of the new Dual Sense controls, as well as other accessories such as a charging station for the controls, Pulse 3D wireless headset, HD webcam and a remote control oriented to the reproduction of multimedia content.

The games: quantity and quality in equal parts

The bulk of the presentation of PS5 has been oriented to show some of the first games of the console. The conference got off to a strong start with the announcement of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the continuation of one of the great PlayStation exclusives of recent years. A title that will be available on departure - or almost, since there is still no exact launch date - from Christmas this year.

We have also been able to see trailers, cinematics and gameplay of other highly anticipated games such as Resident Evil 8: Village, Horizon Forbidden West (sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn), Gran Turismo 7, a new Ratchet & Clank for PS5 and the remake of Demon’s Souls. In addition to the new NBA 2K21 with hyper-realistic graphics that will undoubtedly have caused cold sweats to more than one.

From the hand of Square Enix we have been able to see the first images of Project Athia, a new exclusive that will be released on PS5 on dates yet to be determined (although it appears that the game is still in a very early phase of development). Returnal is a third person shooter that mixes horror and space science fiction, and Kena: Bridge of Spirits is an open world game powerfully reminiscent of Nintendo's Zelda: Breath of The Wild.

A striking detail is that at no point in the presentation has mention been made of the much commented and expected backward compatibility with PS4. Everything points to the fact that certain titles of the console can be played with improved characteristics, although this is a factor that will obviously be completely ruled out for those who bet on the digital version without a physical PS5 reader.

In short, a presentation with a lot of content and many games, which has not left anyone indifferent and which will undoubtedly give a lot to talk about in the coming months until the official launch of the console at Christmas of this 2020, which, we remember, is not yet known. has announced what the price will be or its official departure date.

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