Sony has told us almost everything about its next generation video game console, the PlayStation 5. We know the lineup of launch games, including the highly anticipated superhero sequel Spider-Man: Miles Morales. We know the devices have a futuristic feel to them, with curved sides that could look like home next to a Star Trek spaceship. We even know that the controller has special trigger buttons that give us feedback so that the objects we interact with in the game world feel like they are in our hands.
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Until now. The company announcedwithout a CD drive and $ 500 (£ 450) for the version with one. According to Sony, both consoles otherwise have the same chips and different hardware. The device launches on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia (although no price is given), New Zealand and South Korea, and the rest of the world on November 19. Pre-orders .
Sony started its event on high profile gamesand Final Fantasy XVI, both of which are exclusive to the PlayStation. Spider-Man will launch on the console in time for the 2020 Christmas shopping season, while Sony didn’t say when Final Fantasy XVI will be released.
The company also showed off Resident Evil Village, the eighth installment of the popular horror franchise, and teased a new sequel to its hit 2018 action adventure game, God of War.
Now that the release date and price have been announced, the upcoming Sony and Microsoft consoles mark a defining moment for the video game industry, moving to new devices thatto make games even more complex or realistic.
Somehow, Sony and Microsoft have made it weirdly long in their preparations for the duel with next-generation consoles without telling us basics like price and release date. At the beginning of the year, we only knew that the devices would be on the market for Christmas.
The missing information turned into an inside joke when speaking to the Sony and Microsoft teams. I would edit the question as often as possible, reminding them that I had to ask it – and they would acknowledge that I would ask it, of course.and also have the question.
The lack of information became a meme within the gaming community where rumors surfaced that Microsoft and Sony were playing a chicken game to see who blinked first and announced their price, with the risk of the other adjusting their price, to surpass him. For what it’s worth, both companies have repeatedly denied it.
After a series of leaks regarding Microsoft’s entry-level Xbox Series S, which will be launched alongside the more powerful Xbox Series X, the company said. They’re also available for a $ 25 per month and $ 35 per month payment plan, including access to a bundle of the company’s social gaming network and other subscription services.
To take over Microsoft more directly, Sony also announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, a library of hit PS4 games like God of War and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The games will be made available to PlayStation Plus game service subscribers for $ 9.99 per month.
MicrosoftService has often been called “the best deal on gaming” as it has more than 100 games. Now Sony wants to take that clearly. Sony didn’t offer a direct competitor to Microsoft’s $ 14.99 per month Xbox Games Pass Ultimate subscription, which gives console and PC access and the ability to access many of the games in its library .
What Sony showed
Final Fantasy 16, no start date announced.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales, upcoming vacation 2020.
Hogwarts Legacycomes in 2021.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, upcoming vacation 2020.
Resident Evil 8: Villagecomes in 2021.
Death loopcomes in 2021.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Oddworld: Storm of Souls, upcoming vacation 2020.
Five nights at Freddy’s: security breach, no start date.
Demon souls, no start date.
Fourteen days, available at startup.
PlayStation Plus collection, upcoming vacation 2020.
Correction: Jim Ryan is the head of Sony’s PlayStation division. Jack Ryan is a fictional spy for the CIA. An earlier version of this story mixed the names of the two men. We regret this mistake.