What is PS5?
The PlayStation 5 is the new next-gen console offering from Sony, that is in direct competition with the Microsoft Xbox and the Nintendo Switch.
The PS5 is a super powerful console that will most likely be with us for the next 6-8 years or so, given that previous iterations of the PlayStation series have been released at 6 year intervals (PS1-PS4) with the gap between PS4 & PS5 breaking the mould at 8 years.
Boasting an Ultra High-Definition 4k resolution, the graphics look mega sharp in the gameplay trailers, and something that many fans have been asking for for years - backwards compatibility. That's right - no more selling your entire games collection because a new console has come along - oh, and you can also transfer your saves too!
What are we looking forward to most about the console?
There are lots of things we're looking forward to here at Gaming Dogs, so we've picked out our top 3 to share with you:
Loading times - Loading times are drastically reduced between PS4 and PS5. Our research led us to the awesome www.tomsguide.com that had the below table, showing how much quicker you'll be able to get into the action! We were most impressed with the new Spider man game - loading from the menu to the gameplay in just 2 seconds! (Yes, you read that correctly....)
Graphics - True 4k gameplay is finally here. The PS4 pro did an awesome job of upscaling but PS5 will give you the full Ultra HD feel. The leap in technology will also mean that game developers have enhanced the graphics realism in certain games, such as FIFA or Battlefront, so no doubt it will really feel like you're in the game.
DuelSense Controller - It will be amazing to control, lifelike characters in UHD from the immersive, well designed controller. The controller will surely be a highlight to many who use the console, with it's built in microphone, iconic design and dynamic adaptive triggers, having this beast in your hands will truly bring the game to life.
Top 3 games are we most looking forward to?
1) Sackboy: A Big Adventure
There's been loads of Little Big Planet Games, it's interesting the change in the title of this new instalment to the series. We're lucky enough to have played them all, and are huge fans of the series, we can't wait to see what Sackboy has to offer us on the PS5.
2) Astros Playroom
We've never played this game before, but after seeing the PS5 launch trailer and learning that this little beauty comes free (Yes, FREE) with the console, we had to dig a bit deeper to see what we were in store for! It looks Mario-esque, and promises to show off the full range of the DualSense controllers capability, we can't wait to get stuck into this one!
3) Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
We have been waiting for this game for what seems like forever since the 9th and final instalment of the epic Skywalker Saga came to an end! Finally, it seems that we'll be able to see in the new year with the whole saga - with it currently due to launch on 31st December 2020. May the force be with you.
Bonus: Hogwarts Legacy - For the graphics!
I couldn't not add a game with gorgeous graphics in here! This game looks like it's the complete package, Harry Potter fan or not! The gameplay looks stunning, and we can't wait to get this one on the 4k TV!
Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed it, and we hope you enjoy the PS5 and our gameplay on the channel!