Sony has told us almost everything you can think of for its next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 5. We know its range of launch games, including the long-awaited sequel to the superhero Spider-Man: Miles Morales. We know that the devices have a futuristic mood, with curved sides that can look like home next to the Star Trek starship. We even know that the controller has special trigger buttons that give us feedback to make the objects we interact with in the game world feel like they are here, in our hands.
The only things we don̵
So far. The company announcedwithout a disk drive and $ 499.99 for its version with one. Sony said that both consoles otherwise have the same chips and other hardware inside. The device will launch on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea and on November 19 in the rest of the world. Pre-orders .
Sony has launched its high-profile gaming eventand Final Fantasy 16, both of which will be exclusive to the PlayStation. Spider-Man will launch with the console in time for the holiday shopping season in 2020, while Sony has not said when it will launch Final Fantasy 16.
The company also unveiled Resident Evil 8: Village, a new part of the popular horror franchise, and is teasing a new sequel to its hit action adventure game God of War from 2018.
Now with the announced release date and price, both the upcoming Sony and Microsoft consoles mark a key moment for the video game industry, moving to new devices thatto make games much more complex or realistic looking.
Somehow, Sony and Microsoft have been comically preparing for their next-generation console duels without telling us the basics like price and launch date. At the beginning of the year, all we knew was that the devices would launch by the holiday shopping season.
The missing information became something of an internal joke when I spoke to the Sony and Microsoft teams. I would work on the issue as often as possible, reminding them that I should ask – and let them admit that, of course, I would ask.and I also understood the question.
The lack of information has become a meme in the gaming community, where rumors have surfaced that Microsoft and Sony are playing a game of chicken, seeing who will blink first and announce their price, with the other risking his price to beat him. . For what it’s worth, both companies have repeatedly denied this.
But after a series of leaks at the initial level of Microsoft’s Xbox Series S, which will launch along with its more powerful Xbox Series X, the company said. They will also be available for a payment plan of $ 25 per month and $ 35 per month, including access to the company’s social networking package and other subscription services.
To take on Microsoft more directly, Sony has also announced its PlayStation Plus collection, a library of hit PS4 games such as God of War and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The games will be available to subscribers of its PlayStation Plus gaming service for $ 9.99 per month.
Microsoft’sThe service is often called the “best deal in games” because it offers more than 100 games. Now Sony obviously wants to take over. Sony has not offered a direct competitor to Microsoft’s $ 14.99-a-month Xbox Games Pass Ultimate subscription, which offers access to many of the games in its console and PC library, as well as the ability to .
What Sony showed
Final fantasy 16, no start date announced.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales, upcoming holiday 2020.
The legacy of Hogwarts, comes 2021.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, upcoming holiday 2020.
Resident Evil 8: village, comes 2021.
Deathloop, comes 2021.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
Oddworld: Soulstorm, upcoming holiday 2020.
Five Nights with Freddy: Security Breach, no start date.
The souls of the demon, no start date.
Fortniteavailable at startup.
PlayStation Plus collection, upcoming holiday 2020.
Correction: Jim Ryan is the head of Sony’s PlayStation division. Jack Ryan is a fictional CIA spy. An earlier version of this story mixed the names of the two men. Sorry for this error.