It’s the news you have been waiting for! Well, apart from the price. And the release date. PlayStation 5 pre-orders will open tomorrow at selected retailers! Woohoo!
Update: Well, a bunch of places went early. If you’re in the UK, GAME and Smyths have already sold out, but you can head to our UK PS5 pre-orders page, where we’re tracking Amazon and your other options to see when they go live.
PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 16, 2020
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.
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.
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|
The first TV spot for the PlayStation 5 has also arrived with Sony trying 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