3 weeks after announcing and revealing the full specs of the PS5, Sony shares new information about the controllers!
Get use to it – no more DualShock, it’s now DualSense! Besides the new name PS5 owners will get a new design and some new features.
It seems like after 25 years of the same design for their controllers, Sony is ready to take the chance with a new design. The DualSense is design with some futuristic taste, colored with black and white and it’s unavoidable to think about the stormtroopers for Star Wars when you look at it. It has same buttons as we used to from the PS4, in the top part of the controller we will have the touch screen.
Sony is proud to improve the vibration of the controllers (haptic feedback), and according to them, it is so sensitive now that you will be able to feel the difference when riding in the mud or on a highway.
Another upgrade is for the R2 and L2 buttons, it will allow you to feel the power of the kick or shot.
Another change is the switch from the “share” button on the left side of the remote to a “create” button. Sony claims it will help gamers to create new content easily and share it with the world. Sony didn’t share more than that and we will have to stay patient.
If you are a multiplayer fan you would love to know the remote control has a set of microphones that will allow you to talk with your friends without headset.
The charging will be via Type C cable.
Now we need to wait for the actual look of the console…
After Microsoft revealed the full spec of the new Xbox, Sony is ready to do the same and as fans of gaming consoles all we got to do is wish the best of luck for both of them and start saving some cash.
Lets start with the CPU. The PS5 will have Zen 2 processor with 8 cores of AMD with a speed of 3.5 GHz. The GPU is also powerful and will be able to make 10 trillion calculates per second with 36 dynamic processing units with the speed of 2.23 GHz.
The console will have 16 GB RAM and 825 GB of SSD storage.
The PS5 will have a unique feature that the new Xbox lacks – Sony will have some sort of dynamic speed management – the Playstation will allocate power between the CPU and GPU according the game needs.
Sony is very proud in their transition into NVMe based SSD for the new console. It means that if 1GB took 20 sec to load on the PS4, now 2GB will take 0.27 sec to load, pretty amazing right?
The new console will support external hard drives.
The full specs –
CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
Memory: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
Storage: 825GB SSD
Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
And how does it looks against the Xbox Series X?
On paper? Both console looks good and pretty much the same.
For now, Microsoft got more attention due to the fact that they managed to get more out of the same processor – CPU of 3.8 GHz. Moreover, the Xbox Series X will offer 1TB of storage.
But we don’t really think any buyer will make his decision based on such small factors and they probably will get the console they are familiar with.
The next generation PlayStation will arrive in late 2020, around the holiday, after a long wait.
Sony released multiple PS4 models – the original PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro which supports 4K.
In 2019 rumors about a new console started to flow in but no official statement has been made then. Now Sony created an official site for the upcoming console but it doesn’t mean we will have any more details any time soon.
These are few things we do know about the PS5 –
As expected Sony will design the PS5 to improve loading times and graphics.
The PS5 will have 8-core, 16-thread CPU based on AMD’s Zen 2 microarchitecture.
The interface of the console will be upgraded as well by adding new features – You will be able to see what happens in the game without open it – See what multiple player missions are available or on which level you are at.
Some new details of the PlayStation 5 from GameStop.
Besides revealing that the official name of the new console
is going to be Playstation 5 as expected, Sony says the controllers will have
modern Haptic systems inside the controllers in order to improve the game play
experience. The controllers will vibrate according to the game. According to Sony,
you will be able to feel the difference between a crash of a car and being tackled
in the football field or even feel the difference if your character is running
in the field or in the mud.
The buttons on the controllers will be sensitive to pressure
so game developers will be able to create some sense of resistance while
pushing the buttons. For example, if you shoot an arrow, you will be able to
feel the resistance before releasing the arrow, in racing games you will be
able to feel the resistance of the gas pedal. Sony claims that developers
already got a prototype of these controllers so they will be able to develop
games that supports it right away.
Jim Ryan, CEO and
president of Sony said – the Playstation 5 will have SSD hard drive which
allows developers to make lighter games. The new console will arrive with a
Blu-ray and 4k disk compartment. The processor will be AMD model Ryzen with 8
The new console is
expected to be released in the holiday time next year, 2020, about a year from
PS4 gamers are having their consoles destroyed by rival users that have been exploiting a private messaging hack.
Gamers on Reddit have raged about how they’ve received a message that informed them their consoles require a factory reset to become fully functional once more.
According to The SunThe hack is being used as a tactic during high-stake matches by rival gamers.
Flagging the issue, one gamer wrote: “There is a new glitch that basically bricks your console and forces you to factory reset it. “Even deleting the message from the mobile app doesn’t work. It happened to me during Rainbow Six: Siege. A player from the other team used a dummy account to send the message and crashed my entire team. We all have had to factory reset. Only one of our guys wasn’t affected and he has his messages private. Do this ASAP to prevent this from happening to you.”
In order to understand the significance of the deletion, it is important to clarify, factory reset doesn’t break the console for good -it does leave all user data deleted. This means that countless hours spent on games is lost.
Many good Samaritans have responded advising users what to do to make their messages private:
Go to Settings > Account Management > Privacy Settings > Enter your password > Personal Info > Messaging, and set messages to either Friend (if you trust them) or No One.