The first look at the PlayStation 5 and its controller

PlayStation 5 Appearance And Digital Edition Revealed

June 11, 2020

By: Brian Renadette

 
 

The moment you've been waiting for this presentation has finally arrived. Sony has just unveiled not just the PlayStation 5, but also the Digital Edition of the console, both of which are expected to release by the end of the year.

After Sony's PlayStation 5 showcase gave us a look at a variety of new titles, we got our first look at the console itself, a sleek black-and-white model. However, Sony isn't giving us just one PlayStation 5, but two. Along with the regular model with an Ultra-HD Blu-Ray disc drive, Sony is releasing a Digital Edition that doesn't offer the disc drive. Presumably, the Digital Version will be a cheaper option for those looking to buy a next-gen console. The reveal also let us see some of the peripheral accessories that the PlayStation 5 will use, such as the Dualsense wireless controller (featuring an interesting white-on-white design for the face buttons) and its two-controller capacity charger, an HD camera that's likely for recording and streaming gameplay footage, and a Pulse 3D wireless headset.

 

As for how the hardware works, we've seen more than a few examples during the livestream with some of the games' gameplay trailers. In the past, we have previously seen a deep dive into the console's specs with Mark Cerny and how Unreal Engine 5 works on the PS5's hardware. Also revealed during the PS5 showcase, Astro's Playroom is a pre-loaded game that features cute robots and will act as a sort of introduction to the PS5 and the features of the Dualsense controller. 

The PlayStation 5 has no given release date other than Holiday 2020.