PlayStation has finally revealed how much it will charge for its new console and when you can get your hands on one.
Xbox previously announced its console will be available for $749 on November 10.
A less powerful digital-only version of its new console will go on sale for $499.
Sony has now announced the PS5 will be released two days later for virtually the same price.
The PlayStaion 5 will cost $749.95, with a digital-only version costing $599.95 (it’s understood that unlike the digital only Xbox, this one is identical to the more expensive PS5 in every other area but the disc drive).
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The announcement was made following the company’s showcase event on Thursday morning, where it also gave a further look at some of the games that will be on the console, including launch titles.
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition and Fortnite will both be available on day one.
A new instalment in the iconic and long-running Final Fantasy franchise was also shown, though the footage was captured on a PC “emulating” the PS5 experience for Final Fantasy XVI – Awakening.
Further detail about Spider-Man: Miles Morales was also shown, including a solid five or so minutes of some pretty exciting gameplay (Spider-Man is a little closer to its release date and the footage shown for it and all the other games was actually captured on a PS5).
The game picks up around year after the events of the 2018 Spider-Man game, with the gameplay shared today showing hand-to-hand combat and quick time event set pieces as Miles takes on the people who derailed a campaign event for his mother’s tilt at being elected to City Council.
Series creator J.K. Rowling has been embroiled in controversy throughout 2020, but the much-loved world of magic that made her a billionaire will land on PS5 in the form of Hogwarts: Legacy, an RPG set around 100 years before the events in the Harry Potter franchise.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War managed to cram an impressive level of violence into its four-minute gameplay teaser, and it’s clear the developers have harnessed the graphical power of the new consoles to provide the most realistic graphical depictions of bullets entering and exiting the heads of your “enemies”.
The new game is centred around the events leading up to the end of the Cold War, whether it captures the diplomatic nuance of the period is still a mystery but one thing is for sure: you will be able to shoot people.
Other games to receive actual gameplay demonstrations included Demon’s Souls.
There were also new trailers shown for Resident Evil: Village, Deathloop, Oddworld Soul Storm, and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach.
PlayStation also announced a number of “generation defining” PS4 games that will be available on PS5 at launch via PlayStation Plus, including God of War, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Ratchet & Clank, Days Gone, Until Dawn, Detroit: Become Human, Battlefield 1, Infamous Second Son, Batman Arkham Knight, The Last Guardian, The Last Of Us Remastered, Persona 5, and Resident Evil Biohazard.