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PlayStation 5: Sony reveal new PS5 logo & hardware features at CES 2020

Published: 7/Jan/2020 2:06 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 10:37

by Albert Petrosyan

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Electronic giants Sony provided gaming fans with the first official look at the PS5 logo at CES 2020, as well as some of the hardware features that the console will boast at launch.

With the PlayStation 5 having already been confirmed to be releasing sometime during the Holiday 2020 period, the rest of the time between now and then will be spent on more information being revealed for the highly-anticipated console.

The most recent wave of new info came on January 6, during the Consumer Technology Association’s annual trade show and tech expo, as Sony unveiled the PS5’s official logo and five hardware features.

Official PS5 logo revealed at CES 2020

The logo is very similar to the one they used for the PS4. In fact, it’s virtually identical in every way except for the fact that the number 4 has been replaced with a 5.

Predictably, instantly after the reveal, a large majority of the worldwide gaming community expressed sarcasm and frustration at how little had been changed in the logo from the previous generation.

SonyThe official PlayStation 5 (PS5) logo.

Five new hardware features announced for PS5

More importantly, however, Sony also discussed some of the console’s hardware features, announcing five new ones.

  • 3D Audio Sound
  • Haptics / Adaptive Triggers
  • Ultra-high-speed SSD
  • Hardware-based Ray Tracing
  • Ultra HD Blu-Ray
SonySeveral new hardware features announced for the PS5.

Several of these features had been leaked and/or assumed due to comments made by Sony representatives prior to CES, but this is the first time that the company has directly confirmed that all of these specs will be included in the console.

This comes on top of some of the hardware specs that had already been announced previously, such as the CPU, which will be a third-generation AMD Ryzen with eight cores and a custom Radeon Navi.

The console will support up to 8K with potentially full 4K support, backwards compatibility with PS4 games and PSVR hardware, 100GB optical disks and a completely revamped UI.

There are, of course, other specs that have been leaked in recent weeks and months, although none of them have been confirmed by Sony.

LetsGoDigitalA supposedly leaked image of what the PS5 console looks like.

As for the release date, nothing was announced on that front, with Sony simply reiterating on Twitter that the console would be available “this holiday.”

According to leaks, the release date will be November 20, 2020, which would make sense considering it would be perfectly in time for the Christmas shopping period. However, that date remains purely speculative at this point.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 gameplay revealed and it looks incredible

Published: 25/Nov/2020 12:02

by Kieran Bicknell

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Despite suffering numerous long delays, fans are still hyped for CD Projekt Red’s dystopian Cyberpunk 2077. As the release date edges closer, we’ve had our first look at the game on PS5, as well as a comparison between PS4 Pro and PS5 graphics.

Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be one of the most hotly-anticipated games of 2020. With its dystopian open-world setting, insane customization, and intriguing storyline, it looks set to become a truly epic title.

It’s not without its issues though, having suffered a number of consecutive delays, along with controversy over the dreaded ‘crunch’ for devs.

However, it seems that we may be on the ‘home stretch’ for the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Devs have now released the final teaser of gameplay footage, along with a first glimpse at the game running on the next-gen PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 PS5 footage
YouTube: Cyberpunk 2077
The rain effects and lighting in Cyberpunk 2077 take on a whole new depth on PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 5

There’s no doubt that Cyberpunk is a fantastic looking game. With cutting-edge graphics, the visuals have stunned even the most doubtful of critics. So far, we’ve only seen the game on current-gen consoles, but CD Projekt Red has now revealed the first preview of the game running on the next-gen PlayStation 5.

Technically, the game is running via backward compatibility in the footage. However, the game will be available on PS5 at launch.

Starting at the very beginning, the footage shows the initial stages of the ‘Nomad’ life path. On PS4 pro the game looks absolutely gorgeous, with plenty of fantastic light effects, incredible detail, and lots of immersive scenes.

However, around the 4:30 mark in the video below, the footage switches over to PS5, and the difference is immediately noticeable.

Next-gen footage starts at 4:32

The shadows become immediately deeper, without losing any of the detail. The rain also suddenly takes on a whole new dimension, creating streaks on the windows that look impressively realistic.

Lighting also changes, with more natural-looking flares when looking up at streetlights through car windows, and the traditional ‘haze’ from the neon lights of the city also taking on more of a prominent role.

Highlights become more controlled, and the falloff between light and dark extremes feel more natural, with a more gradual transition between the two.

Sadly, we were only shown just over two minutes’ worth of footage. However, if those two minutes are anything to go by, Cyberpunk 2077 is going to look absolutely fantastic on next-gen consoles.