Sony released their brand new next-generation console five months ago called the PlayStation 5 (PS5). The PS5 hardware was revealed and announced during PlayStation's live stream event, "The Future of Gaming Show," on June 11, 2020. They revealed new games, hardware, and the DuelSense controller, which brought many fans excitement. The release date was November 12, 2020.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was the first game I wanted to play once I got my hands on the console; I enjoyed the Insomniac Marvel’s Spider-Man game, which was released in 2018 for the PS4. A couple of months later, I finally obtained both the PS5 and the game. After going over its features, the PS5 has proved to be a unique and great console.
Inside the box, you first see the two manuals, the power cable and the controller. At the bottom of the box, you will see the hardware itself. The PS5 hardware proves to be both powerful and well-designed, offering a compelling next-generation gaming experience. The console is indeed grave and massive, with a 104mm wide, 360mm high and 260mm profound, proving to be more extensive than the PS4. The box also includes a stand for the PS5, which is necessary because the plates misshape indicates that the hardware cannot sit flat on its side correctly without it. The stand has a pair of hooks that loosely clutch the back of the PS5 and a rotating base.
Overall, the PS5 hardware is indeed unique. It has so many features that Sony added, including different hardware called PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. With the Digital Edition hardware, you are only authorized to purchase games on the system, so there is no Blu-ray disc available since they removed that feature for this type of development.
The gaming experience is stunning because of its high-quality graphics, although the system will operate best if you own a 4k TV. What is impressive about the PS5, compared to the PS4, is how swiftly the games load. It took less than a minute to load, and the console is silent. After playing Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it showed transcendent examples of presenting new technology in the PS5. However, with the DuelSense controller, the rumble feels less intentional.
Sony has also confirmed that you will can play PS4 games on the PS5, meaning the PS5 is backward compatible with the PS4. You may download games that you have previously purchased through the PlayStation Store digitally and any disc games as well. Sony has been working on including more features onto the PS5, with the ability to continue playing your favorite PS4 games on the PS5 console, with backward compatibility support, for a while. For this transfer to function, you must first make sure that you update your PS4 to the latest software and sign in to the account you plan to use. Next, you must connect your PS4 console to the same network as your PS5 console. Once your two consoles have been connected, you will then follow the instructions on the PS5. Your PS4 data will be transferred to the PS5, so you won’t lose all your progress you made. Another fact about both consoles is that you can cross-play with each other, even if you do not own a PS5, making it more fun to play with your friends and family.
The DuelSense controller provides a better grip, making your hand feel more comfortable when playing any game. The successor to the DualShock 4 has a fresh look. The redesigned shape makes it easier on the hand while you play, making it fundamentally a better controller. There is incredible attention to detail from the side panels on the back of the handles. The texture is shown to be tiny indistinguishable versions of the PlayStation’s face buttons. The joystick change for the PS5 controller is much better for players, as they feel firmer on your fingers; even if you sweat, your fingers will not slip from the joystick. The adaptive triggers are harder to press, but it varies on some specific games, such as COD: Cold War. The touchpad feature is more smooth and faster than the PS4, and as it is being used, the controller seems to vibrate as well, indicating that it is more of a mixture of the touchpad combined with the hectic response.
The PS5 is a great console to start the new generation with as more PlayStation features are added, and we have more games to look forward to in the future. Overall, after playing a couple of games, the system is more fun and enjoyable, especially with its unique designs on both the hardware and the controller. It is a great console to play video games on.
The PS5 is currently not in stock because of glitches people have experienced during the holidays, but they will be back in stock sometime this year. If you have any spare cash in the bank, treat yourself to a PS5.