Sony have officially confirmed the PlayStation 5 will launch on November 19th in the UK and will cost £449.99 for the version with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive and £359.99 for the digital edition. Pre-orders will go live as soon as tomorrow!
We’re getting the console slightly later than some other territories. The US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea can get their hands on the console on November 12th. In other territories the console will cost $499.99 / €499.99 / ¥ 49,980 for the disc version and $399.99 / €399.99 / ¥ 39,980.
More PlayStation 5 News:
- PlayStation 5 pre-orders open TOMORROW! – Head here for our UK PS5 pre-orders page, where we’re tracking a bunch of retailers.
- Prices for PS5 launch games revealed, and you may want to rethink buying the digital only console
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to PS4 as well as PS5 – Ultimate Edition bundles in a Spider-Man remaster on PS5
- Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy A Big Adventure are also coming to PS4 with free upgrades to PS5
- PlayStation Plus Collection announced for PlayStation 5, a free library of PS4 games for PS Plus subscribers on next-gen
Here are the hardware specifications for the new console!
|CPU||8 Zen 2 Cores @ 3.5Ghz w/ SMT (variable)|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPS – 36 CUs @ 2.26Ghz (variable)|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6 (448GB/s)|
|Internal Storage||825 GB Custom NVME SSD|
|I/O Throughput||5.5 GB/s (Raw), 8-9 GB/s (Compressed)|
|Expandable Storage||Approved M.2 third party SSDs in dedicated expansion bay|
|External Storage||USB External HDD Support for PS4 games|
|Optical Dirve||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc|
|Video Output||HDMI 2.1 – Up to 4K at 120Hz, 8K, VRR|
|Audio||Tempest Engine 3D audio|
Sony have confirmed that the “overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles” will play on the PlayStation 5, although some of them may need to be patched by the creators. Here’s more from Sony:
With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites on PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.
We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions.
“Whether it’s backwards compatibility or the possibility of cross-generational play, we’ll be able to transition that community to next-gen,” SIE president Jim Ryan told CNET. “It won’t be a binary choice about whether you have to be either on PlayStation 4 or next-gen to continue your friendship.”
Sony have also mandated that all PS4 games published after 13th July must run on PlayStation 5. It’s unlikely PlayStation 1,2 or 3 games will run natively on the console, since Sony has the PlayStation Now streaming service for those.
The first TV spot for the PlayStation 5 has also arrived with Sony tring to describe to people what it will feel like to play games on their next-gen console, wrapping together things like 3D audio, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
It’s quite a high concept video, showing a woman adventuring in a weird and mysterious world. The opening line says, “Welcome to a world where you can feel more,” and this is a key part of Sony’s pitch for the next generation. The DualSense controller features adaptive triggers to relay different pressures to your fingers, while more advanced haptic feedback is to be incorporated to add more nuance compared to the rumble motors found in the DualShock 4. 3D audio with advanced HRTF processing to simulate different ear shapes will also aim to make audio more immersive and spatial, regardless of whether you’re hearing sound from a TV, set of headphones or an existing surround sound set up.
Here are some of the games confirmed for PlayStation 5:
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Borderlands 3
- Chivalry 2
- Chorus: Rise As One
- Dead By Daylight
- Destiny 2
- Dirt 5
- Doom Eternal
- Dying Light 2
- Flea Madness
- Gods and Monsters
- Gothic Remake
- Guilty Gear Strive
- Hood: Outlaws & Legends
- Keena: Bridge of Spirits
- Hitman 3
- Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Metal Hellsinger
- Monstrum II
- Nour: Play With Your Food
- Observer: System Redux
- Overcooked: All You Can Eat
- Paradise Lost
- PES 2022
- Project Oxygen
- Quantum Error
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Roots of Pacha
- Scarlett Nexus
- Sherlock Holmes: Chapter 1
- Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Witcher 3
- Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2
- Unnamed Bluepoint Game
- Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2
- Warhammer: Chaosbane
- Watch Dogs Legion
- White Shadows
- WRC 9 (and 10 and 11)
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon