At an online event that took place this week, Sony unveiled the hardware design of the PlayStation 5, along with other information about the next generation of game consoles.
The design of the new PlayStation 5, which is already the subject of many controversial reactions on Twitter, mostly sarcastic, was characterized as a black and white sandwich. The same design line is present for all accessories that will accompany the console, including the controller. PlayStation 5, designed to be held vertically, will have two versions. The first will be equipped with a 4K Blu-ray drive, and the second, called Digital Edition, will be without the optical drive. The second one will download the games straight from the internet and it will be thinner and cheaper.
Sony will also launch a full range of accessories for the PlayStation 5. These will include an HD camera, a set of wireless headphones and a remote control for multimedia content – all with the same black and white design line.
The design is only a small part of a larger image, which still lacks technical information. It is known, so far, that the PlayStation 5 will have an 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor, a custom AMD RDNA 2 video card, an 825GB SSD with speeds of 5.5GB / s and will offer 8K support with a refresh rate of 120Hz image.
The PlayStation 5 console is supposed to be launched somewhere in the first half of next year.