PlayStation 5 Consoles Revealed

Sony have finally shown us what the PlayStation 5 looks like as well dropping the surprise of a Digital Edition that will be available at launch. We may have expected a disk drive and even the two-tone colour scheme but I don’t think anyone was expecting PlayStation to be as bold as they were with the design of the consoles.

They have clearly designed it to stand out, especially when positioned next to the PS4 and PS4 Pro in order to make it immediately obvious this is a new console and a new generation for PlayStation. They have also taken a much more artistic approach when compared to Xbox and the Series X. While both consoles offer a clean and modern look, they achieve this in different ways. The PS5 embraces curves and rounded edges while the Series X is crisp and uniform in its structure.

PlayStation have absolutely embraced a ‘futuristic’ aesthetic with their PS5 line up of consoles and to be honest, I’m not overly surprised by it. On initial impressions, yes the design was striking because it is very different from the current consoles on the market but it does follow a similar design of Sony’s last platform release, PlayStation VR.

Looking back, the PSVR never really fitted in with the PlayStation family of consoles from a design perspective and instead we can now see that this was setting up their visual philosophy going forward.

It is likely a style we will see continue throughout this generation too as alongside the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, they unveiled several accessories that will likely be available this holiday with the launch of the PS5.

This of course was final announcement of a fantastic digital event that showcased many games that are coming to the PlayStation 5. We got our first look at titles such as Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Gran Turismo 7 as well as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales which is launching holiday 2020.

No details were given on the PlayStation 5’s release date or price yet but they still have plenty of time to reveal those to us. Until then you can see more of what Sony showed during their digital showcase here and of course be sure to check back for more details as we get them.

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