The Anticipation for Sony’s Next Console


The reveal of the Playstation 5 and its accessories coming this November 2020 (photo courtesy of the official playstation website and Sony Interactive Entertainment).

Renzo Silva and Daniel Abate

     Greatness awaits, gamers, the next generation of consoles is here. The new Playstation 5 (PS5) developed and manufactured by Sony Interactive Entertainment will launch this year on November 12, 2020. 

     The new Playstation design has a curvy black and white color scheme with blue highlight textures. It will feature two versions of the console plus a number of accessories upon its purchase. The standard PS5 console will run at a price of $499 and $399 for its digital edition. The new Playstation will be available to buy at GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, other popular stores and can be purchased online as well.    

     According to the official Playstation website, the accessories it will include is a Dualsense wireless controller, a Dualsense charging station for up to two controllers, a Pulse 3D white wireless headset, a media remote, an HD camera to broadcast gameplay, a new hard drive that allows for faster loads and it will feature 8k resolution in graphics to provide the best quality experience for all gamers. 

     Not only are there brand new accessories being released with the PS5, but some brand new exclusive games will also be released upon its launch and others to be released for the year 2021. 

     The list of new exclusive games the PS5 will include is Spiderman: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank Rifts Apart, Final Fantasy XVI,  Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Demon’s Souls, Godfall, Destruction All Stars, Astro’s Playroom, Gran Turismo 7, a new God of War game and many more to come. As for the new games that were released or is releasing on the PS4, they will have a free PS5 upgrade. The list of games that will feature this upgrade is Marvel’s Avengers, NBA 2K21, Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War,  Destiny 2, Assassins Creed Valhalla and more to be announced over time. 

     Science Teacher Mathew Wajda shared his thoughts on the Playstation 5 and the games he’s anticipated in playing, “I’m excited, the console itself seems really good. I like the idea of them making digital only versions of consoles, which is cool because for people like me who haven’t been buying consoles as much, it makes it easier for me to get back into that…” He continued,  “the video demos they have are amazing, it looks gorgeous and I know that Playstation has lots of games that I want, the Spiderman: Miles Morales game looks awesome, the Assassins Creed game also looks amazing, they do also have a lot of playstation plus games on launch with bunch of games I never played as well, so having th PS5 with the nice graphics and all their exclusives will be really nice.” 

     Senior Anthony Yennella stated, “Well, the PS5 looks great and all, but between Sony and Microsoft, it’s been a battle for the best console. PS5 has many things to offer overall, and I do believe it’s going to be great!” He continued to say, “I’m excited to hopefully play GTA6 when it comes out sometime in 2021/2022. I haven’t personally seen any buyouts from Sony yet, but hopefully, they acquire some more game studios, like Microsoft has done, and create more of a variety of different games to play. GTA6, and other games will for sure be available, as I do believe that all the game studios acquired the necessary library files, and compiling systems, needed for that type of coding they do within Microsoft Visual Studio, or any other compiler.”

     The new Playstation 5 will feature many new games and excitement among gamers as the year comes. As for the pre-orders, they opened on the 17 of September and are limited in stock and selling out fast, so get ready to order one before the Holiday. The Playstation 5 will be released on November 12 of this year.