The PS5 games reveal event went off with a bang last night. After being delayed by a week due to the Black Lives Matter protests the flagship event did not disappoint. Described as the future gaming and it certainly showed us that.
Overall, it was probably more of a fan-pleasing event compared to the similar Xbox one earlier in the year. The main stand out moments were the Spiderman Reveal which looks to be the flagship game. Also the real surprise of being able to see the PS5 in all its glory.
Spider-Man to Release this Year
First up we saw rockstar and GTA V take to the stage. The idea being that Rockstar wants users to transition to the next-generation console. Described as ‘expanded and enhanced’ the game will come to the PS5 in 2021.
The first big announcement came in the shape of Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It looked really impressive in the short viewing we got of it. This game is expected to come out in 2021.
Ratchet and Clank as well as Grand Turismo 7
Ratchet and Clank game, Rift Apart, was the next big announcement out of the event. We were able to see some gameplay in this instance. It has a nice looking dimension-hopping concept which should impress.
Grand Turismo 7 was also announced which was not necessarily a surprise. Again the racing game looked amazing and a great way to show off the PS5’s software. Other games announced in this section were Stray and a third-person shooter Returnal. Little Big Planet also demonstrated that it would be taking us into 3D in its next instalment
A Demonstration of PS5 Hardware
The event then treated us to a display for what the PS5’s software could do. Adaptive triggers, ray-tracing, built-in microphone, 3D audio, a motion sensor all were shown off. As was the audio jack that comes with the console.
Sony then continued to rattle through titles that will be released in the back end of 2020 and into 2021. Horizon Forbidden West was a particular highlight in all of this as was the announcement of GhostWire: Tokyo which looks very promising.
First Look at the PS5
Sony surprised us at the end of the event by giving us a sneak peek at what the PS5 will look like. Unusual is probably the word we would use to describe it but judge for yourselves below.
✔️ DualSense Controller
✔️ PlayStation 5 Console (And Digital Edition)
✔️ Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
✔️ Media Remote
✔️ DualSense Charging Station
✔️ HD Camera#PlayStation5 #PS5 pic.twitter.com/r3OUNQPRYs
— PS5 News – PlayStation 5 (@PS5Console) June 11, 2020
Overall it was an exciting night. Although no mention of a price or release date for the console will disappoint some. Much is still to come from the PS5 but what we know now is exciting.
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