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Sony revealed that the launch of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) will come with the introduction of new game collections.
Sony Corp (TYO: 6758) has unveiled the timeline for the official launch of the long-awaited PlayStation 5 game consoles. As announced by the Japanese multinational company, the PlayStation 5 will be launched in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea on November 12 while the rest of the world including the United Kingdom will have access to the game as from the 19th of November.
The company has also revealed that it will be launching two versions of the Playstation 5 which includes the Digital Edition (games will be downloaded from the internet) as well as the PlayStation 5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive. While the digital edition will be available at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of $399.99/¥39,980/€399.99, the regular disc drive edition will cost $499.99/¥49,980/€499.99.
“Since we first announced our next generation console last year, we have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world, and it’s truly humbling,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “Now we are just a couple of months away from launching PS5, which will offer a new generation of experiences that go beyond players’ expectations of how games can look, feel, sound, and play. We can’t wait for our fans to experience for themselves the incredible speed, the heightened immersion and the breathtaking games on PS5 when we launch this November.”
With the proposed launch of the PlayStation 5, the entire gaming world has been thrown into a frenzy as gamers have commented on the proposed release as reported by the Guardian.
PlayStation 5: New Game Additions, Other Incentives
The launch of the PlayStation (PS) 5 will come with the introduction of new game collections as the company revealed. Besides the integration of the best games lineup in PlayStation history into the coming PS5, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Demon’s Souls, the new game will also feature new game additions ranging from Final Fantasy XVI from Square Enix, to Hogwarts Legacy from Warner Bros. Games and A New God of War title from Santa Monica Studio amongst others.
In order to enhance the offerings from the purchased PS5 consoles, Sony is now introducing the PlayStation Plus Collection – a benefit for Plus subscribers.
The company noted that both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, as well as the same ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O that will deliver lightning-fast loading. Furthermore, the company affirmed that both PS5 models also offer a deepened sense of immersion through the DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities, so players will enjoy the same transformative gameplay experiences regardless of which PS5 they choose.
While the anticipation for the new PS5 is heightened, Sony has affirmed that it will introduce a new exclusive games collection for its PS4 in a bid to help users transition to its next-generation PS5.
The launch of the PS5 will face market competition from Microsoft’s (MSFT) earlier unveiled Xbox series billed to launch on November 10.