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A New Generation of Gaming: What to Expect from the PlayStation 5

Playstation 5The PlayStation 5 (PS5), the next generation game console by Sony, launches on Thursday, Nov. 12, almost exactly seven years after the PS4. At the retail price of $499.99 (or $399.99 for the digital edition), it comes just in time for the holiday season, and will provide an abundance of new gaming opportunities when we’re stuck inside during the next few months of the pandemic.

There’s a bunch of new features to look forward to with the PS5. First off, the new DualSense controller will provide a “highly immersive gaming experience,” according to the PlayStation website, with features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Haptic feedback allows for you to feel vibrations related to what you are doing in your game. Meanwhile, adaptive triggers allow for different levels of resistance when pressing down on the L2 and R2 buttons.

It deviates a bit from the traditional PlayStation controller, closely resembling an Xbox controller in both shape and its new white color. Speaking of the Xbox, the Xbox Series X launched on Nov. 10 for the same price as the PS5. Both next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles support 120 frames per second and have backwards compatibility. However, while backwards compatibility for the Xbox supports four generations of games, this feature on the PS5 is only limited to PS4 games.

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Sony is also selling a media remote as a PS5 accessory for $29.99. It includes buttons to launch apps like Disney +, Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube on your TV to keep up with today’s era of streaming. Other accessories like a wireless headset for $99.99, an HD camera for $59.99 that allows players to broadcast themselves alongside their gameplay, and additional DualSense controllers for $69.99 each could add up in price, so it’s up to your individual gaming preferences to decide if they’re worth it.

With a new console come new games as well. Some anticipated releases include FIFA 21 on Dec. 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on Nov. 13, and Resident Evil Village in 2021. Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA online are also getting enhanced for the new console in 2021.

As someone who grew up with the PS2 in the 2000s, it’s cool to see the console evolve with new technology. The PS5 features will give new life to gameplay, and I’m looking forward to experiencing a new decade of gaming.




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