PlayStation 5 details to be revealed tonight, how to watch the live stream and everything you need to know

PlayStation 5 details to be revealed tonight, how to watch the live stream and everything you need to know

Sameer Mitha   Mar 18, 2020

PlayStation fans rejoice. Sony has officially confirmed that we will get new information about the upcoming PlayStation 5. The PlayStation official Twitter account reads, “Tomorrow at 9 am Pacific Time, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games.” For those that aren't aware, Mark Cerny was the lead system architect on the PlayStation 4 and before the reveal of the PS4, he gave a deep dive into the workings of the console. 

Those interested can tune in at 9:30 PM India time, March 18, i.e., tonight here.  

Sony has been tight-lipped about the features and specifications of the PS5. The last official piece of information that we got about the console was the official logo back at CES 2020. Before that, we got some information about the console via Wired exclusive articles. So before tonight's deep dive, let's quickly recap everything we know about the PlayStation 5

The PS5 Controller will have haptic feedback

Sony has officially confirmed that the PS5 controller will have haptic feedback. This is in line with HD rumble found on the Nintendo Switch controller. It will give the user more realistic feedback of what is happening on screen. So, if your character on screen is pulling a bow, then the tension on the triggers will be different when compared to accelerating in a racing game. This dynamic is something that is different than what we’ve seen on controllers so far. The controller will have the same design as the PS4 controller but will lose out on the light bar and will have slightly chunkier grips for better ergonomics. 

Known specifications of the console

Sony has confirmed that the console will support 4K and 8K gaming along with a frame rate of up to 120 fps. It is also known that the console will run on the AMD third-generation Ryzen chip but details of the GPU are still sketchy. The console will also have hardware-accelerated ray tracing, just like what we saw on the Xbox Series X. The console will also support 3D audio, bringing a new dimension of audio to gaming. The console will also support a UHD Blu ray drive with support for Blu Rays with a capacity of 100GB. The console will also house an SSD, making game load times faster. A leaked video showed Marvel’s Spider-Man running on the PS4 and PS5 to show the difference between the load times. We hope to see similar demos in tonight unveiling. 

Backward Compatibility

Speaking of Spider-Man running on the PS5, it has been confirmed that the PS5 will run PS4 games. Mark Cerny has said that since both the consoles are built on the same architecture, the PS5 will run PS4 games. Whether the PS5 will be able to run games better than the PS4 is something yet to be seen. We are also waiting on official information on whether the PS5 will run PS3, PS2, and PS1 games, giving Microsoft’s backward compatibility a run for its money.

VR support

The current PSVR and move controllers will be supported by the PS5. VR is very important to Sony, but they aren't ready to talk about the future of VR. Not yet anyway. 

Above is everything we know about the PS5. Microsoft has revealed a lot of information about the upcoming Xbox Series X and you can read about it here

Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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