Playstation 5 is Coming

Sony has given gamers a first look at the design of its next console as well as some of the titles it will play. The PlayStation 5 has a black core surrounded by curved white edging, and a blue glow. Two sequels to bestselling PS4 releases were among the standout games announcements – Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Horizon: Forbidden West.

At its Future of Gaming event Thursday, Sony gave viewers a look at the new PlayStation 5 console.  The company showed off the upcoming PS5 at the end of the event next to the new DualSense controller that we debuted back in April. Sony also displayed a suite of gear like an HD camera, controller charging station media remote and Pulse 3D wireless headset. It’s unclear at this time if the gear is bundled or optional to add.

The new PS5, which was also pictured laying on its side, is a futuristic white with black finish and blue highlights. The next-gen console will have two versions: A standard model and a slimmer digital machine that’s “discless.” CNET’s sister site Gamespot reported that the PS5 uses an SSD, and that game discs will support a capacity of up to 100 GB.

Though prices and release dates weren’t given yet, but Sony CEO Jim Ryan said the company planned to launch later this year. Sony had delayed the event after global protests erupted in response to the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, while in police custody. Sony had initially planned to hold its event on June 4 despite the coronavirus pandemic, which shut down the annual E3 video game show this year.