On Thursday evening at 10 p.m., Sony presents a series of new PlayStation 5 games. These are the expectations of the event.

The PlayStation 5

Sony has released small pieces of information about the PlayStation 5 in recent months, but we do not yet know what the game console will look like. There is a chance that Sony will unveil the entire device on Thursday evening, although there are also rumors that it will only happen next month.

The first PlayStation 5 games

In any case, what is shown are the first games that can be played on the PlayStation 5. That happens in 1080p resolution, a lower resolution than the PlayStation 5 can handle (at least 4K).

Some games for the PlayStation 5 have already been confirmed. For example, we may see more of Assassin's Creed Valhalla , Dirt 5 , Godfall , Lord of the Rings: Gollum and Watch Dogs: Legion . In addition, previously unannounced titles are also expected.

In addition to new games, the PlayStation 5 can also play "most" games that have appeared for the PlayStation 4.

The price

Sony has not yet announced a price for the PlayStation 5. Hardware designer Mark Cerny said late last year that Sony wants to keep the price "attractive". The estimates online are somewhere between 499 and 599 euros. This would make the game console more expensive than the PlayStation 4, which initially sold for 399 euros.

What do we already know about the PlayStation 5 controller?

In April, Sony already showed the new controller, called DualSense. Especially the new design stood out, with two colors and subtle lighting on the front. The streaks of light color with what happens in the game.

The DualSense has haptic feedback, which replaces the vibration function of previous PlayStation DualShock controllers. This technique should ensure that the feeling from games is better transferred to the hands of the player. For example, you have to feel what surface you are driving in a racing game.

The controller is also equipped with a USB-C connection to charge it and has the DualSense microphones, so you can talk without a headset.

There are still some ambiguities. For example, there is a new Create button, which would provide new functions. Sony may tell you what options that button offers on Thursday evening.

What are the specifications?

  • CPU: Zen 2 (AMD) with 8 cores at 3.5 GHz (SMT support unclear)
  • GPU: 10.28 teraflops, 36 cu's at 2.23 GHz
  • Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 with a 256-bit memory bus
  • Bandwidth: 448 GB / s
  • Storage capacity: 825 GB
  • SSD bandwidth: 5.5 GB / s (raw), 9 GB / s (compressed)
  • Performance target: 4K at 60 fps, up to 120 fps

When will the PlayStation 5 be released?

The PlayStation 5 is scheduled for the "holidays" at the end of 2020. A specific date is not yet known. The console is expected to be scarce initially.