24 C
Delhi

Sony PlayStation 5 coming in Q4 2020: What to expect

Reviews

Review: “Desire” by Bob Moses is danced, airy and melancholic

In August, Canadian electronic-duo Bob Moses, formed by Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance, released their new album "Desire” and boy it’s a...

Why the Vivo X50 is the best camera phone south of ₹40,000

When I tested the Vivo X50 Pro I was in for a shocking surprise. Its camera blew away every phone I had...

Experimental act Hautewulf unveils debut EP “Addicted”

Delhi-based electronic music artist Mohan Kumar who goes by the moniker Hautewulf released his debut EP Addicted. The 3...

Review: Take note, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is big, powerful & Samsung’s best phone to date

Samsung makes tons of phones every year and largely for the last decade has remained the premier manufacturer of smartphones across the...
Sahil Mohan Guptahttp://warpcore.live%20
Sahil Gupta is the founder and editor of warpcore. He has spent his entire career in mainstream media including stints at Gadgets 360, BGR India, India Today and more recently the Times of India Group where he led international franchise publications like Gizmodo India, PCMag India, TechRadar India and TechSpot India. Apart from having deep insight into consumer electronics trends and tech, he's also a music aficionado and pioneered the concept of thematic indie music events in New Delhi, India's capital. warpcore is a culmination of his career which has been spent on the intersection of technology and music.

Sony today announced that it is launching the PlayStation 5 in the holiday season of 2020, which points towards November 2020, just like the PlayStation 4 came out in November 2012, 7 years ago. Apart from this Sony’s executives including its legendary system architect Mark Cerny revealed there will be tons of new features and upgrades over the current generation of consoles which should mean that it can hold its own the next-generation Xbox, PC games and the inbound generation of cloud-based gaming services like Google’s Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud.

  • 8k gaming will be supported, even though this will not be probably leveraged by game developers for years till 8k TVs become pervasive. 4K is just starting to hit prime time, but this could be something Sony could’ve done this thinking that it might be the last ever hardware-based PlayStation it is making which is why it is arming it with as much headroom as possible. But the bigger deal is that it will have 4K support at 120Hz which is very necessary.
  • What makes this is so powerful is the fact that Sony is using AMD’s Ryzen architecture for the CPU and the announced but unreleased Navi line of GPUs for graphics which will even support hardware-based Raytracing techniques providing next-generation lighting models providing more realism in visuals.
  • The PlayStation 5 will be fully backwards compatible with the PlayStation 4 which will give it a huge library of games from the get-go. It also means like new games like Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding will be supported by the PlayStation 5 at launch using techniques like upscaling.
  • There will also be a new type of haptic feedback on the DualShock 5 controller which replace the rumble based feedback. Sony claims that it will provide more realism for the games — for example, it will provide different types of levels of feedback between different weapons like a shotgun, sniper or a pistol. It will also provide different type of responsiveness based on the type of surface.
  • This console will not have a traditional hard disk, but rather, it will have an SSD. And this on the face of it sounds like a logical and obvious upgrade, its advances are not as obvious. Speed and reliability aside, Sony is able to provide more memory to users because of the way the console reads games reducing load times and by modularising bits of games — for example, if you want to just play the single-player story mode it will just install that, not install the multiplayer mode.
  • Other things to note is that this console will still come with an optical drive which means game installs will still be a thing apart from having cool new additions like 3D audio, a low power mode and a completely revamped user interface. The good news here is for markets like India where Internet speeds haven’t reached levels to consistently handle huge downloads, this will come in handy.

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Latest article

Wonder Woman 1984 to hit HBO Max and theatres this December

Warner Bros. has announced that its long-awaited superhero sequel, Wonder Woman 1984 starring Gal Gadot, directed by Patty Jenkins, will debut on...

Apple announces the winners of its second Apple Music Awards

Last year, Apple Music Awards which recognized the best artists and songs of the year. Today, the tech giant has announced the...

Apple’s Shazam has 200 million monthly active users, releases top 100 searched songs

Shazam which was acquired by Apple in 2018 has exceeded 200 million global monthly active users. Of course, Shazam is best known...

Ahsoka Tano – Jedi, Resistance Leader, Legend

The Mandalorian show has been making some really interesting headway that is starting to tie it in with the animated shows. We...

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Barack Obama on Next Episode of ‘The Oprah Conversation’

The 44th President of the United States will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on a new episode of The Oprah Conversation. Barack...