Sony has told us almost everything it can about its next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 5. We know its line of launch games, including the highly anticipated Spider-Man superhero sequel: Miles Morales. We know the devices have a futuristic vibe, with curved sides that might feel right at home next to a Star Trek spaceship. We also know that the controller has special activation buttons that give us feedback to make the objects we interact with in the game world feel like they are here, in our hands.
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Until now. The company announcedwithout disk drive and $ 499.99 for its version with one. Sony said both consoles would otherwise have the same chips and other hardware inside. The device will launch on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Kore and on November 19 in the rest of the world. Pre-orders .
Sony started its event by discussing high-profile gamesand Final Fantasy 16, both exclusive to PlayStation. Spider-Man will launch with the console in time for the 2020 holiday shopping season, while Sony hasn’t said when Final Fantasy 16 will launch.
The company also showed Resident Evil 8: Village, a new installment of the popular horror franchise, and teased a new sequel to its hit 2018 action-adventure game God of War.
Now, with release date and pricing announced, both Sony’s and Microsoft’s upcoming consoles mark a key moment for the video game industry, moving on to new devices thatto make games much more complex or realistic looking.
Somehow, Sony and Microsoft have comically long made their preparations for their next-gen console duelists without telling us the fundamentals like price and release date. At the start of the year, all we knew was that the devices would be launching by the Christmas shopping season.
The missing information became something of an internal joke every time I spoke to the teams at Sony and Microsoft. I would process the question as often as I could, reminding them that I have to ask – and acknowledging them that of course I would ask.is I also got the question.
The lack of information became a meme within the gaming community, where rumors arose that Microsoft and Sony were playing a game of chicken, seeing who would blink first and announce their price at risk that the ‘other adjusted their price to beat it. For what it’s worth, both companies have repeatedly denied this.
But after a series of leaks about Microsoft’s entry-level Xbox Series S launching alongside its more powerful Xbox Series X, the company said. They will also be available with a $ 25 per month and $ 35 per month payment plan, including access to a bundle of the company’s gaming social network and other subscription services.
To tackle Microsoft more directly, Sony also announced its PlayStation Plus Collection, a library of successful PS4 games like God of War and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The games will be made available to subscribers to its gaming service. PlayStation Plus from $ 9.99 per month.
Microsoftthe service has often been called “the best deal in the gaming industry”, as it offers over 100 games. Now Sony clearly wants to tackle it. Sony has not offered a direct competitor to Microsoft’s $ 14.99 / month Xbox Games Pass Ultimate subscription, which offers access to many of the games in its library on consoles and PCs, as well as the ability to .
What Sony showed
Final Fantasy 16, no launch date announced.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales, coming for the 2020 holidays.
Legacy of Hogwarts, coming in 2021.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, coming for the 2020 holidays.
Resident Evil 8: Village, coming in 2021.
Deathloop, coming in 2021.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Oddworld: Soulstorm, coming for the 2020 holidays.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach, no launch date.
Demon souls, no launch date.
Fortnite, available at launch.
PlayStation Plus collection, coming for the 2020 holidays.
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 two men’s names. Sorry for this mistake.