After a lot of chit chat online, Sony has officially pulled back the curtain on its highly-anticipated PS5 DualSense controller.
Keep scrolling for all the details on the hotly-anticipated drop, including the one feature that's really got people talking... and not necessarily for the right reasons.
The Sony PlayStation is one of the most popular game consoles out there...Alongside the Microsoft Xbox, the PlayStation is perhaps one of the most used consoles for gaming in the world.
Sony dates all the way back to 1946.It was founded in the wake of World War II after Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in Tokyo, Japan.
It wasn't until 1958 when the name Sony was incorporated...And the business has grown to be extremely diverse.
The company has expanded into many different industries...
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They own the largest music entertainment business in the world.
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But what Sony is best known for is...The iconic PlayStation.
The PlayStation first launched in 1994...And fast-forward twenty-five-years, the PlayStation has since had 8 different generations including many other pieces of hardware and add-ons.
PlayStation 4 was announced in 2013...And this was also when the PlayStation App was introduced, allowing users to use their smartphones and tablets as a second screen to enhance gameplay.
The technology now used is truly amazing...And Sony is now one of the leading technology companies in the world.
With the PlayStation 4 being a little bit on the rusty side...Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the new generation PlayStation.
And now, the wait is finally over.In April of last year, it was announced by video game designer Mark Cerny that the PlayStation 5 will be coming in 2020.
And even though the release of the actual console isn't due to happen until later in the year...
BREAKING: The official PlayStation 5 website is now live. 👀 https://t.co/NChBc9EXph— PS5 - PlayStation 5 News (@PS5 - PlayStation 5 News)1580833647.0
Sony's Interactive Entertainment have been teasing gamers in the UK and Germany..."We've begun to share some of the incredible features you can expect from PlayStation 5, but we're not quite ready to fully unveil the next generation of PlayStation," reads the company's statement on the website.
Gamers can sign up to receive special information about the new console..."Sign up to be among the first to receive updates as we announce them, including news on the PS5 release date, PS5 price and the upcoming roster of PS5 launch games," the website goes on to say.
The cost of the new console is currently unknown...
Sony's chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki explained why it's still early days to determine the cost of it.
"First, we must absolutely control the labor cost, the personnel cost, it must be controlled," he said, "And the initial ramp up, how much can we prepare initially, we will work on the production and the sales and we will have to prepare the right volume as we launch this."
So it looks like fans have a little longer to wait for those answers..."What is not very clear or visible is because we are competing in the space so it's very difficult to discuss anything about the price at this point of time, and depending upon the price level, we may have to determine the promotion that we are going to deploy and how much costs we are prepared to pay," he went on to say.
But with a huge thanks to the internet...Some fresh new details about the new console have been revealed online.
From what the leak suggested, things sound pretty interesting...Allegedly, the PlayStation 5 will support 8K gaming and work with all old PS4 games when it launches later this year.
But of course, we want concrete confirmation from Sony themselves.And last month, our prayers were answered...
Sony held a live stream conference where they offered fans some more tantalizing details on the drop.Although there's one feature, in particular, that's caught everyone's eye... Keep scrolling to see the full spec.
The gaming giant gave us more details on the PS5 specs.They've been the talk of the town for quite some time, and now we've finally got all the details.
Some of the features include:4K UHD Blu-Ray drive, a custom AMD GPU, and the SSD.
But there's one feature that's really got everyone talking.Although it's been met with mixed reactions.
Sony's upcoming PS5 will be backward-compatible with several PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro games.
According to Cerny, nearly all of the top PS4 titles, which are ranked by playtime, will be playable on PS5 when it launches.
Although, it hasn't been without its challenges.Some game code “just can’t handle" the boosted frequencies of the PlayStation 5, he explained. He also added that boost is “truly massive," so games have to be tested on a “title-by-title basis."
And, of course...Only PS4 and PS4 Pro were confirmed. The company didn't mention backward-compatibility with older generations.
Yep, people aren't happy.
Sounds like @PlayStation 5 isn't going to have disc-based backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3, 2, and 1. Ver… https://t.co/HKTdO9OJj1— Josiah Barker (@Josiah Barker)1584554536.0
But, there has been some good news.Cerny reassured gaming buffs that "testing is going well." So, no need to panic just yet. Keep scrolling to take a look at the full PS5 spec.
Reactions have been strong, to say the least.
@PS5Console Playstation we have done it again!!!— CP30 (@CP30)1584560121.0
Some made this point, however.Seems some are adamant that the PS5 just doesn't cut it compared to Xbox. Well, you can't please everyone, can you?
Now, of course, the long-awaited full PS5 spec:
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