Sony unveils the PlayStation 5 and the first games of this next-generation console

Scheduled for the end of the year, the console will be available in two versions, with or without a disk drive. Several video games have been revealed.

It is at the end of a video presentation of more than an hour, broadcast Thursday evening on the Internet, that Sony revealed the design of its future game console, the PlayStation 5. No more black that characterized the PlayStation 2, 3 and 4. The Japanese manufacturer is now opting for a white console with a futuristic design, which will be available in two versions. The PlayStation 5 will be sold with or without a disc drive. This latest model, named PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, should logically be sold at a lower price. But opting for this version means that you will have to download all of your games via the PlayStation Store. This therefore leads to the impossibility of reselling them, or of acquiring second-hand games.

Sony has once again confirmed that, but without giving a precise date. The sale price remains unknown.

The first games revealed

This machine will have the heavy task of succeeding the PlayStation 4, undisputed heavyweight of this generation of console with nearly 110 million units sold since the end of 2013, which should be released simultaneously. The latter has so far highlighted services such as Game Pass, a subscription service allowing you to play hundreds of video games, including all the novelties from Microsoft studios, from their first day on the market. The console will also be compatible with Xcloud, which will allow you to play video games away from home through streaming.

Sony has remained silent on the services associated with its PlayStation 5. Its communication has so far focused on the technical capabilities of the console. which will drastically reduce the installation and loading times of video games. The controller will offer realistic vibrations thanks to haptic feedback technology. The R2 and L2 triggers, either the buttons located on the edge of the joystick and generally used to shoot in an action game, or to accelerate and brake in a car game, will have a resistance which will be adjustable according to the action on the screen.

The conference this Thursday was also the opportunity to discover the future games of the PlayStation 5. We will remember Horizon: Forbidden West, Following Horizon: New Dawn, one of the great exclusives of the PlayStation 4. Resident Evil Village, while the game Demon’s Souls, released in 2009 for PlayStation 3,. The now classic GTA V, which has sold 120 million copies since its release in 2013 on PlayStation 3, will also be adapted for PlayStation 5 with enriched content.

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