Officially released on September 17, 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has come a long way, thanks to countless modders, and the latest one previews what the PS5 as well as Xbox Series X versions could look like. It uses OreoShaman’s Realism Beyond Graphics MOD 1.0.2 and transforms the game into a whole new experience, which could possibly be made better when played in virtual reality. Since both next-generation consoles have ray-tracing capabilities, these graphics shouldn’t be too far off. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Sony built the PS5 with removable side plates, which leaves lots of customization options for users. Unfortunately, the Dragon Ball Z example you see above is a fan creation, but on the bright side, at least one company is already selling unofficial plates. UK-based PlateStation 5 is offering plates in Cherry Red, Chromatic, Indigo Blue, Jungle Camo and Limited Edition V1 Matte Black, all priced at around $42 USD. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The PlayStation 5 is arriving on November 12th, and up until today, nobody knew what the user interface looked like. A new video shows that the experience is completely centered on the player for deeper immersion that quickly connects you to the games. Starting off, there’s a new Control Center that gives players immediate access to almost everything they need, whether it be the system at a single press of the PlayStation button on the DualSense wireless controller, without having to leave the game. Read more for the video and additional information.
Yasuhiro Ootori, Vice President of mechanical and hardware design at Sony Interactive Entertainment, wanted to give gamers an up-close look at the PlayStation 5 ahead of its release. So, he decided to take a production unit apart, and one thing to note is that switching between vertical or horizontal modes isn’t a push of a button type deal, but rather somewhat complex. As you’re about to see, there’s a special mechanism that needs to be attached or detached from the base of the console. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Sony announced that they will be releasing limited edition PS5 consoles in the future, and what better than one inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales game. This console looks just like the standard one, but with an all-black design and a deep red 3D Spider on the side. Yes, there’s even a matching black controller with the webbed design. The guaranteed pre-order slots are already going for astronomical amounts on reseller websites, we can only imagine just how high this would go if released. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 pre-order fiasco is still ongoing, but some lucky gamers in Japan have already managed to get their hands on the actual production console. Though we don’t get a glimpse of the user interface, there’s plenty of gameplay to whet your appetite. Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO, claims that thousands of games have been tested for PS4 backwards compatibility and 99% an be played on the next console. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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The original Sony Xperia Play was released on April 1, 2011 and basically a smartphone with PlayStation elements. It was a horizontally sliding phone with its original form resembling the Xperia X10, while the slider below takes inspiration from slider of the PSP Go. Featuring a 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, a 4.0-inch TFT LCD display, 5.1-megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM, 400MB of internal storage and a micro-USB connector. XDA-Developers community member Jerry Yin managed to get his hands on a prototype of its successor. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Taiwan National Communications Commission (NCC) has received at least one production Sony PlayStation 5 console for approval testing. For the record, the disc edition measures 390 millimeters x 104 millimeters x 260 millimeters, while the discless version clocks in at 390 millimeters x 92 millimeters x 260 millimeters. Both measurements were taken without the detachable base. We also get a glimpse at the new DualSense controller. Read more for additional pictures.
It’s official, the Sony PlayStation 5 arrives on November 12, 2020 for the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea markets. The global release continues on November 19 with launches around the world, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa. Best of all, the PS5 Digital Edition is priced at just $399.99, while the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for $499.99. Pre-orders start as early as tomorrow at select retailers. Read more for the PS5 games showcase stream today and additional information.
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Audiophiles might be familiar with Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound 9000 Mk3, which can switch between 6 discs, but what if you were to apply the same design to a PlayStation game console? Meet the PlayStation x CD Player by industrial designer Jaewon Yeo. Let’s face it, even though most, if not all, video games in the future will be available digitally in the cloud, some still prefer physical versions, and this console will definitely suit that group. Read more for additional pictures.