Sony PlayS­ta­tion 5 event gives first look at games, specs, price

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SONY has given a sneak peek at some of the games that will be suck­ing us in when the next gen­er­a­tion PlayS­ta­tion 5 con­sole goes on sale, which is due to be later this year.

The pre­re­corded stream went live at 6am on Fri­day, af­ter an event orig­i­nally sched­uled for Thurs­day last week was post­poned to give space to the Black­LivesMat­ter protests.

The event be­gan with a mon­tage of past games to show the his­tory of the plat­form.

Par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion was paid to re­flect­ing on Grand Theft Auto 5, which some have es­ti­mated is the most fi­nan­cially suc­cess­ful piece of me­dia of all time, that sold over 120 mil­lion copies since launch­ing in 2013.

Sony also showed what the con­sole is go­ing to look like.

“It was great to kick to­day off with a look back at just some of the sem­i­nal mo­ments of the last 25 years, and what bet­ter way to bridge our past and our fu­ture than with a game that’s graced ev­ery PlayS­ta­tion con­sole: Grand Theft Auto. It’s been a priv­i­lege part­ner­ing with Rock­star games for many years now, and we’re thrilled to open to­day with the news that part­ner­ship will con­tinue with PlayS­ta­tion 5,” Sony

In­ter­ac­tive En­ter­tain­ment pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive Jim Ryan said.

“It’s now just over a year since we be­gan shar­ing tech­ni­cal de­tails of PlayS­ta­tion 5, but to­day’s the day we’ve been look­ing for­ward to for years, where we get to show you just some of the games that demon­strate our be­lief that PlayS­ta­tion 5 marks the big­gest gen­er­a­tional tran­si­tion our in­dus­try has yet seen,” he added.

“Enough from me, we’re go­ing to have our games do the talk­ing.”

The game footage shown off was all cap­tured from a PlayS­ta­tion 5, Sony claimed, not ren­dered to wow crowds as has been the case in some pre­vi­ous gam­ing un­veils.

Grand Theft Auto will not be the only iconic fran­chise to re­turn on PlayS­ta­tion 5.

A long awaited new game in the Ratchet & Clank fran­chise, as well as a new Gran Turismo game, were also an­nounced dur­ing the event.

Marvel’s Spi­der-Man: Miles Mo­rales led the game show­case, show­ing off an up­com­ing game fea­tur­ing the reimagined Spi­der-Man from 2018’s Into the Spi­der-Verse movie.

While 4K, 60 frames per sec­ond (fps) gam­ing is the tar­get for next-gen con­soles, the stream was pre­sented at 1080p, 30fps to make it eas­ier to pro­duce dur­ing work-from-home changes stem­ming from the COVID-19 pan­demic.

Ear­lier this week, a leaked Ama­zon UK list­ing sug­gested a price of $1090 in Aus­tralia for the con­sole, but it could be slightly cheaper as UK shop­pers tend to pay more for elec­tron­ics, if that price is even ac­cu­rate.

Sony has promised re­lease later this year but no firm date is cur­rently set for launch.

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