Sony’s annual tech conference delivered us some interesting news in regards to camera equipment and exciting 5G ventures but we’re here for the games.
The big reveal was the logo for the PlayStation 5, surprising nobody by sticking with the traditional, angular style the brand has used over the last few decades..
On top of the logo unveiling, Sony shared with us some figures for the PlayStation 4’s lifetime achievements.
We were told that 106 million PlayStation 4 systems have been sold with a grand total of 1.15 billion games and 5 million PlayStation VR units.
Not only has the PlayStation 4 sold incredibly well but the system usage is also very high with a massive 103 million monthly active users and 38.8 million of those users are also subscribed to PS Plus.
After the logo announcement, Jim Ryan, CEO and president of Sony Interactive Entertainment gave us a list of hardware features that will be featured on the PlayStation 5 console including; 3D audio, an ultra high speed SSD, hardware-based ray tracing, ultra HD Blu-ray and haptics and adaptive triggers for the new DualShock 5 controller.
“With that foundation, PS5 will inspire developers to create expansive worlds with new gameplay experiences that are more immersive than ever before in how they look, sound and feel.” says Ryan.
Ryan leaves us saying that more information is coming regarding PlayStation 5 and the content available on the platform soon.
The gaming section of the event ends with a short highlight reel featuring the biggest new titles coming up like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima and The Last Of Us Part II. VR gems like Everybody’s Golf and Blood and Truth as well as 2019’s Death Stranding.
The PlayStation 5 console is slated for a holiday release.