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Sony Unveil The New PlayStation 5

Sony have unveiled the PlayStation 5 ahead of its release this winter. Image Source/ Bang Showbiz The tech giants have been teasing the new games console for over a year, and during an hour-long ‘Future of Gaming’ event hosted on Thursday (11.06.20), the company finally revealed what the console will look like when it hits […]

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Sony have unveiled the PlayStation 5 ahead of its release this winter.

Image Source/ Bang Showbiz

The tech giants have been teasing the new games console for over a year, and during an hour-long ‘Future of Gaming’ event hosted on Thursday (11.06.20), the company finally revealed what the console will look like when it hits shelves toward the end of this year.

Speaking at the event, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said:

“It’s now just over a year since we started sharing technical details about the PlayStation 5.

“But today’s the day we’ve been waiting for for years – when we get to show you some of the games that demonstrate our belief that PlayStation 5 marks the biggest generational transition our industry has yet seen.”

The console features a black and white design, with a black middle section and white panels on either side, as well as subtle blue backlights.

Alongside the traditional PlayStation, Sony are also releasing the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which does not feature a disc drive.

The Digital Edition of the console will only allow for games to be bought online and downloaded to the console’s hard drive.

Sony did not detail how the two models will differ in price, but both consoles look very similar, other than a small curve in the disc version to accommodate the drive.

The debut of the two console versions appeared alongside other hardware, including an HD camera, headset, and media remote, but the main focus of the tech event was the games set to be coming to the brand new console.

Sony announced the debuts of ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’, ‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’, and ‘Horizon 2: Forbidden West’ during the event, as well as ‘Hitman III’ and ‘Gran Turismo 7’.

As of the time of writing, there is no exact release date for the PlayStation 5, but it is due to be released at the end of this year, around the same time as gaming rivals Microsoft will release the Xbox Series X.