Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, is the largest video game console in modern gaming history. Its visually distinct look makes it stand out from its competitors, and also, stand out on any TV shelf. Sony’s messaging about the PlayStation 5 has been about a leap to a new generation — about offering games that look and feel better on this new hardware, or in some cases, games that will only be available on this hardware.
We know from Sony’s specs that the PlayStation 5 is over 5.5 times as powerful as the launch-model PlayStation 4 and almost 2.5 times more powerful than the PlayStation 4 Pro. Sony also says its hardware will allow it to render video games at frame rates up to 120 frames per second, and at resolutions up to 8K (not at the same time, though).
The PlayStation 5 will be the only place gamers can check out the long-awaited remake of Demon’s Souls, originally on the PS3, as well as timed exclusives like Deathloop and Bugsnax. The console’s delightful pack-in game, Astro’s Playroom, is a showcase of the PS5 controller’s haptic feedback options. But not every game will be PS5-only. Some highly anticipated PS5 games, like Spider-Man Miles Morales (Nov. 12) and Horizon Forbidden West (2021), will also be on PS4.
Is Sony’s next generation worth the upgrade? We’ve been investigating that question with hands-on tests and coverage of all the PlayStation 5’s games and features, with so much more to come.