PS5 News today: DualSense battery size LEAKS, release date, PS5 specs, PS5 pre-order, controller and more PS5 news
Everything you need to know about Sony’s upcoming console – price, release date and more
We could be due for some big PS5 news, with Sony officially launching the PS5 product page on Amazon UK! Rumours are rife that a PS5 price reveal could drop by the end of the month.
Not to mention we just got our first look at what the PS5 game cases will look like with Spider-Man: Miles Morales. To compliment this, a fan has made a jaw-dropping augmented reality video showing just how significant the PS5 size is.
The PS5 release date is coming around quick – and fans can’t wait to get their hands on the new console and to lay down that pre-order.
Regardless, here’s everything you need to know about the PS5 – from the latest news to release date and price, PS5 specs, controller, and more…
PS5 news today
The latest studio to make such an announcement is Ember Lab for their upcoming Kena: Bridge of Spirits.
Replying to a tweet asking about an upgrade, Ember Lab’s Twitter account said “Yes! We don’t have the time limit details yet, but the upgrade is slated to be free!”
PS5 release date
The exact date hasn’t been revealed, but there may be some clues if we look back over the history of the console launches.
The PS4 launched on November 15, 2013, while the PS4 Pro launched on November 10, 2016.
Taking that in mind, we could be looking at a mid-November release date.
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The PS5 price has yet to be revealed, but Sony Entertainment’s CEO, Jim Ryan, has said that the PS5 won’t be cheap.
Speaking to Games Industry, Sony Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said: “I think the best way that we can address [the conditions of the console’s production] is by providing the best possible value proposition that we can.”
“I don’t necessarily mean lowest price,“ he added.
“Value is a combination of many things. In our area it means games, it means a number of games, depth of games, breadth of games, quality of games, price of games… all of these things and how they avail themselves of the feature set of the platform.”
PS5 Price UK
The original PlayStation and PS2 hit the shelves at £299, with the PS3 at £425 and PS4 at £350.
PS5 Price US
The first two PlayStations were around $299, with the PS3 at $499 and the PS4 at $399.
Again, we’d be looking at roughly $499 for the PS5 price in the US. Pretty hefty, but likely well worth it.
Will PS4 games work on PS5?
In short, yes.
The long answer comes from a Sony blog post, which put it like this: “A quick update on backward compatibility – With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalogue, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favourites on PS5.
“We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5.”
Sony also announced that PS4 controllers will only work on the PS5 when playing PS4 games, while a DualSense will be able to do both. Considering the new features of the DualSense, it makes sense for the previous version to be slowly phased out like this.
PS5 Console Design and Features
While many speculated the PS5 reveal would focus solely on its games, we were treated to a full console reveal that showed off TWO PS5 consoles: the Standard and Digital Editions.
We have since learned more about the PS5 console design. After internet detectives worked out that the PS5 is pretty huge, fans have wondered why Sony didn’t opt for a sleeker design like the PS4 pro.
PlayStation’s VP of UX Design, Matt MacLaurin confirmed on his LinkedIn of all places that the PS5’s size is to ensure it keeps cool while playing next-gen titles.
When questioned about the size of the PlayStation 5 he simply replied “Thermals.”
This will be a relief to owners of the original PS4 who have to withstand the jet-engine level noise that the console’s fans make in an attempt to cool the system down.
We also found out through the 4K Version of the PS5 Hardware Reveal Trailer that the PS5’s white shell is also lined with the PlayStation symbols on the inside.
These symbols also were found to appear on the DualSense controller in the official images of the console and controller released by Sony.
What is the DualSense?
The DualSense PS5 controller is dubbed as the future of gaming – and it certainly brings with it a load of changes.
The controller departs from the traditional PlayStation controller slightly, opting for a more ergonomic design. We also know that the DualSense controller will feature Haptic Feedback, Adaptive Triggers, and a built-in mic.
One recent piece of significant news is this: it sounds like PS5 controller wireless charging could be an option!
According to a Sony patent, the company has been working on ideas for a wire-free charger pad – wouldn’t that be great for the DualSense?
Will my PS4 controller work with PS5?
Yes, but only for PS4 games.
You can also check out what has changed about the PS5 controller right here.
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PS5’s new features
We know that both the Xbox Series X and PS5 are boasting incredible specs, but what about actual features?
We may have a new insight into the potential capabilities of the PS5 after a new patent revealed Sony’s intention of including a picture-in-picture, or multitasking mode.
However, the existence of this patent does not confirm the feature will come to the PlayStation 5, as plenty of Sony patents have not yet come to fruition in the next-gen consoles.
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