Today, Sony finally revealed new details about the upcoming PlayStation 5 during a livestream event, including a flashy new design, games, hardware and what to expect from the lineup when it launches later this year. Although the unveiling provided the most details Sony’s announced about the PS5 so far, there’s still no official price or release date just yet.
During the stream, which debuted on both Twitch and YouTube, Sony showed off a slew of upcoming games for the new console, calling it a glimpse at “the future of gaming.” Perhaps the most noteworthy announcement of the event was that viewers finally got the chance to see what exactly the new PS5’s design would look like. Sporting a flashy white and black body with two fins reaching upwards, the console previewed both a disc and discless option, which is good news for those who want to keep a physical library going in the next generation of consoles.
In addition to the console itself, Sony revealed a lineup of new hardware that will launch with the PS5, including a headset, remote, charging dock for the DualSense controller and camera. Little details were provided on what exactly all of this hardware will do, and if it will come bundled with the console or be purchased separately when it does finally launch.
Aside from hardware, several new games were previewed during the event, including Horizon 2: Forbidden West, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Resident Evil 8: Village, Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Demon’s Souls Remake, Deathloop, NBA 2K21, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Hitman 3, GhostWire: Tokyo, Godfall, Pragmata, Astro’s Playroom, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Returnal, Destruction Allstars, Project Athia, Stray, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Goodbye Volcano High, Jett: The Far Shore, Solar Ash, Little Devil Inside and BugSnax.
Although some enjoyed the PS5’s new design, many online appeared to mock the console through memes, particularly noting its similarities to WIFI routers.
damn say what u will but the ps5 real slick in person doe pic.twitter.com/YrygzmclPu
— alex @ RAT RANCH (@glacear_) June 11, 2020
You can watch the full livestream of the event to see a full breakdown of what to expect, but a price and release date are slated to be announced later on, despite Sony’s plan for a release sometime around the Holiday season later this year.