Highlights From The Playstation 5 Showcase
Today was the day of the PlayStation 5 Showcase! Many new titles were announced, and it was full of information on the hottest new titles. Of course, many are also looking forward to to seeing the PS5’s price, hot on the heels of the Xbox Series X announcement. For those who missed out, here’s some of the hottest announcements and reveals from the PS5 showcase.
First up, the price point, of course. The base Disc Edition of the PS5 will run you $499, while the Digital Edition will cost $399. A new DualSense Controller will cost you $69 dollars, while the charging dock will cost $29 dollars. For technical enthusiasts, the 3D Audio headphones will cost $99, and the media remote for those using the console as a home media suite is $29. In addition, the PS5 supports DualShock 4 controllers, however this is limited only to PS4 titles being played on the PS5. These limits don’t apply to 3rd party peripherals, so you can customize to your content.
You can’t have a console without games, and the PS5 launch line-up is strong. In addition, there is an endless supply of PS4 titles to experience in higher fidelity. PS5 launch titles include: Call Of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Demon’s Souls, and much more. All of these titles also showcased gameplay during the presentation.
Another important aspect of the PS5 showcase is the reveals. Leading the pack is the long awaited Final Fantasy XVI, coming as a limited time exclusive to PlayStation 5 and PC. Coming in 2021, The long awaited Harry Potter RPG by Portkey Games has been unveiled. Hogwarts: Legacy takes place before the books, is an open world RPG where your custom Hogwarts character embarks on a unique adventure.
Resident Evil: Village showed off gameplay, including several segments throughout the snowy, sinister village. Locations include a castle and a forest as well as the titular setting. Departing from the zombie film aesthetics of prior entries, Village seems to be taking on a folklore horror nature. Meanwhile, Arkane’s Deathloop combines gorgeous 20th century aesthetics with an in-depth assassination sandbox. Showcased in the trailer is the ability to bait multiple targets into the same spot,maximizing your violent capabilities.
Many other titles are also coming to the platform, from Fortnite to Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. We also got a tease for the next God of War game, supposedly coming in 2021.
Debuting on PlayStation 5 is the PlayStation Plus Collection. Similar to Xbox Game Pass, this collection gives you access to several of the PS4 first party titles, in addition to curated titles. All of these will support PS5 enhancement, and more titles will be added at a later date. Unlike Xbox’s Game Pass, the PlayStation Plus Collection does not support PC, nor does it cost a separate fee.
Looking for more? You can watch all this and more in the full PlayStation 5 Showcase below!
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