People Excited for Playstation 5


Gursimran Kaur, Copy Editor

The PlayStation Five was recently announced to be released during the 2020 holiday season. All Playstation 4 games can be played on it, and it is also compatible with the PlayStation VR. The new console has many improvements over its predecessor. Its updated hardware will allow it to have faster loading times and improved graphics. It is even capable of 8K visuals, which is a higher resolution than most televisions. This new console also supports the use of Ray-Tracing. Ray-Tracing is a rendering technique that generates an image by tracing a path of light as pixels in an image plane and simulating the effects of its encounters with virtual objects. This can produce more realistic looking lighting in video games.

If you were concerned that PS5 players can’t play online with PS4 players, don’t worry. The players can still game together on their different consoles. The PlayStation 5 will only be able to play with PS4 games, so it will not work with games on the PS1, PS2, or PS3. Games rumored to be released on the PS5 are Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War 2, a Final Fantasy V11 Remake, The Elder Scrolls V1, and Spider-Man 2. Playstation’s new controller will also have some innovations. Their “rumble” technology will now be replaced with haptic feedback. The Playstation CEO, Jim Ryan, said that this technology would be able to give players better and more distinct input in games. The other new feature is adaptive triggers for the L2 and R2 buttons. Ryan stated that “Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain.” These features will allow for a more immersive experience. Sony is releasing the Playstation 5 mid-November so you can get it as a gift for either yourself, a family member, or a friend as the holidays approach. All of its new features ensure that the arrival of this console will be highly anticipated by gamers next year.