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Sony’s PlayStation 5 livestream heralds in the future of gaming

Sony has finally revealed to the world what the PlayStation 5 looks like during its much-hyped livestream earlier this morning. Getting up at the crack of dawn to witness the unveiling of the PS5, I must admit to being surprised at the radical new design but impressed with the range of games on offer. The one-hour presentation kicked off with PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan introducing “the future of gaming.”

“Today’s the day that we’ve been looking forward to for years where we get to show you just some of the games that demonstrate our belief that PlayStation 5 marks the biggest generational transition our industry has yet seen,” Ryan declared.

The console itself is unlike any that has come before it and quite eye-catching. The boring black of the PS4 has been replaced by a vibrant white and black console with blue LED lights that stands vertically, with the cooling system seemingly at the top of the unit. It has a very futuristic yet cool look, although I’m sure it will take fans a while to get adjusted to the new design. As well as highlighting the new controller design, Sony also gave us a glimpse at the PS5 headset, 3D camera and media remote, with all set to come bundled with the console on arrival. Along with the traditional disc edition there will also be an all-digital version of the console available, hopefully at a cheaper price. Speaking of price, there was no confirmation on how much the PS5 will retail for, but it’s still believed to arrive sometime in October or November just in time for Christmas.

Sony didn’t expand on the specs or power of the console, instead using the demonstration to focus on games. Over 25 titles were previewed, featuring a mix of new games, sequels and updated versions of PS4 favourites. Much interest revolved around Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the sequel to the hugely successful Spider-Man that’s being touted as a launch title. An expanded and enhanced version of Grant Theft Auto V and a cat simulator called Stray both peaked my interest. Other games worth getting excited about include racer Gran Turismo 7, actioner Hitman III, first-person supernatural thriller Ghostwire:Tokyo, Resident Evil VIII: Village and Deathloop, a futuristic first person shooter that looks like Groundhog Day with assassins. Check our full list of games below.

Grand Theft Auto V

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Gran Turismo 7

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Project Athia



Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Destruction AllStars

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Goodbye Volcano High

Oddworld: Soulstorm

GhostWire: Tokyo

Jett: The Far Shore


Solar Ash

Hitman III

Astro’s Playroom

Little Devil Inside

NBA 2K21


Demon’s Souls


Resident Evil VIII: Village


Horizon 2: Forbidden West

The PS5 is set for release later this year.