The ultimate PS5 FAQ is now live

The ultimate PS5 FAQ is now live

Sameer Mitha  | Published on 10 Nov 2020

The PS5 is launching in 2 days in the US, 9 days internationally and there is still no information about when the console will come to India. Apart from India launch date of the PS5, if you have any other question about the upcoming console, then Sony has the ultimate FAQ around the PS5. This page aims to answer any question you may have about the upcoming console. 

The FAQ starts with the console price and release date, but as expected, India isn't a part of this list. While we do know the price of the console in India, we still have no information about the release date. On the other hand, the Xbox Series X and S go on sale in India today, November 10 along with the rest of the world.  

The FAQ is targeted at answering the most basic questions as well as ensuring consumers are fully aware of what the console has to offer. It gives a detailed description of the difference between the PS5 regular and the Digital Edition, even addressing the question if there are graphical differences between the two. 

Even though unboxing videos of the PS5 are live, the FAQ highlights the contents of the box. According to the blog, the PS5 will come with the following:

  • The PS5 console or PS5 Digital Edition console
  • One DualSense wireless controller
  • USB Type-C to Type A charging cable for the DualSense wireless controller
  • HDMI cable (compatible with Ultra High Speed defined by HDMI v2.1)
  • AC power cord
  • Base that allows you to orient the console either vertically or horizontally
  • Quick Start and Safety guide.

The FAQ also addresses some concerns regarding storage. The following is a summary of some of the points

  • Yes, you can play PS4 games off an external drive
  • No you cannot play PS5 games off an external drive
  • No, you cannot backup PS5 games to an external drive
  • The M.2 expansion slot will not work at launch

Moving over to 3D audio, the blog reiterates that 3D audio will only work with headphones during launch. Speaking of audio formats, the PS5 will support the following audio formats

  • Dolby Digital (max 5.1ch)
  • Dolby Digital Plus (max 7.1ch)
  • Dolby TrueHD (max 7.1ch)
  • DTS (max 5.1ch)
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio (max 7.1ch)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio (max 7.1ch)
  • AAC (max 5.1ch)
  • Linear PCM (max 7.1ch)

The blog also clarifies that the PS5 comes with an HDMI 2.1 capable HDMI cable in the box and via a future update will be able to output at 8K as well. 

While the blog doesn’t highlight anything to do with interchangeable faceplates, it does confirm that in the future, other DualSense controller colours will be available. But not at launch. So, if you were hoping for an all-black DualSense controller, know that it is a few months away. 

The blog also highlights the games you will be able to play on day 1. These include the following.

SIE Worldwide Studios Games: Launch Day 

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) (Pre-installed on PS5)
  • Demon’s Souls (SIE Worldwide Studios, Bluepoint Games)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (included with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition) (Insomniac Games)
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital)

Third-Party Games: Launch Day 

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
  • Borderlands 3 (2K)
  • Bugsnax (Young Horses)
  • Note: available at launch on PlayStation 5 to PlayStation Plus subscribers at no extra cost until January 4, 2021, except in China and Saudi Arabia.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision) (November 13)
  • Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Interactive)
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
  • Dirt 5 (Codemasters)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Godfall (Gearbox Publishing)
  • Goonya Fighter (Mutan)
  • King Oddball (10Tons Ltd)
  • Maneater (Tripwire Interactive)
  • NBA 2K21 (2K)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Observer: System Redux (Bloober)
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat (Team 17)
  • The Pathless (Annapurna Interactive)
  • Planet Coaster (Frontier)
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition (Nacon) (Digital all countries except China & Japan. Early 2021 for Japan)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft)
  • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship (Nacon) (Digital countries except China & Japan. Early 2021 for Japan)

PlayStation 5 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 02 Feb 2021
Variant: None
Market Status: Launched
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