What Just Happened At The PlayStation 5 Event?

Last night British time Sony laid out a host of games and treated gamers to many many many ways you can show someone the symbols of PlayStation, I forget what they are but I think a triangle was in there at one point maybe twice. Aside from the PowerPoint masterclass with the shapes Sony finally unveiled the PlayStation 5 console and what an unveiling it was. Here we are going to blast you with many pretty pictures of the next-gen games, the new headset, the PlayStation 5 console, and of course the jewel in the crown, the new media remote! Sit back and strap in, we are going all out.

The games shown were a mix of snippet videos showing either seconds of gameplay or none at all or if they were lucky the devs would give us a quick preface and then show the trailer, this formula worked and it helped to have PlayStation icons coming up an after every few videos because I like you, would think I was watching the latest Microsoft event.

Games began to pour in and they laid on thick how it was all gameplay taken from the console directly, clearly, a dig at Microsoft after they abused the gameplay term in their presentation earlier.

Truth be told the games looked awesome, even if my stream was only 1080/30 they still shined, I toyed with the idea of running it at 12k but eh moving is effort so il let it stay. What I took away from all the games is particles, they love particles and anything and everything would blow up into millions of particles, I like particles like I like my PlayStation icons, spaced out and not constantly thrown in my face.

We got Spiderman Morales which drops this year, really cool until you find out the day later that it’s just a small expansion with the Spiderman game but hey let’s not nick pick! We also got to see Demons souls make its return finally, along with a new Horizon Zero Dawn game announcement which shocked me to my core, I thought that was done but never underestimate the power of PlayStation.

The console mind, well it is definitely a statement. They went for a look and never looked back. My instant thought was OK clearly Wall e has had relations with my router. It has a sleek design and makes a statement with an all-white affair, a statement as traditionally PlayStation consoles are black and then we pay double the price for a white version months later. They announced a disc drive attached version or a full digital-only version but again no prices or dates were even muttered. Look over these screenshots of the console and imagine what it will look like in your front room. At least this generation Sony had the decency to make a new media remote and make it look sexy, I found it more satisfying than the console but hey I’m weird I like buttons.

 

The list of games goes on and my witty little one-liners is beginning to fade so to save us all time we can just admire the other games shown off and pray for the release date and price to follow sharpish. Until then I will be doing the science on how many parts of my body I can legally sell without comprising my gamer abilities so I may be able to afford the PlayStation 5.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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