After months and months of speculation and waiting, Sony has finally lifted the veil on their next-gen console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), and revealed the price and a release date.
The showcase not only revealed the price we would pay to have a PlayStation 5 (PS5) in our living room but also featured some great-looking new games.
PS5 price and release date
Many suspected that Sony would be forced to lower their next-gen console pricing after Microsoft revealed the cost of the Xbox Series X and S last week.
The good news is that the console will arrive at a competitive price point. The PlayStation 5 will retail at $499, with the no-disc digital version going for $399.
Sony also revealed that the PS5 will be available on the 13th of November in certain countries, and the 19th everywhere else. Pre-orders are already live at specific retailers.
In South Africa, the standard PS5 (which includes a 4K Blu-ray player) is priced at R11,999, while the digital edition has a price of R9,999.
Final Fantasy 16
The long-rumoured Final Fantasy 16 was finally revealed during the Playstation 5 showcase, with the trailer showing some of the new characters, story beats and awesome gameplay.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
We also got to see the very first gameplay for their upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Although the trailer does feature some amazing cinematics, the main highlight is a fight on a bridge against some deadly neon-clad enemies.
What’s even more cool is that, judging from the video, the game will have unique gameplay and a different atmosphere to set it apart from the Spider-Man PS4 game.
God of War 2: Ragnarok
Kratos is once again returning to beat up some mythical foes.
During the PlayStation 5 showcase, Sony Santa Monica revealed a teaser video for the next God of War game – which is coming out sometime next year.
We are so ready for this.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy
The worst kept secret ever, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy was finally revealed in a new game trailer.
Set in the 1800s, the game is an RPG that puts you in the shoes of your own wand-wielding wizard.
Expect magical battels and loads of exploration when the game releases.
Resident Evil Village
The next Resident Evil game is a direct follow up to Resident Evil 7, with the game’s protagonist now finding himself in a mysterious village.
We even see Chris Redfield making an ominous appearance in the trailer.
Resident Evil Village is set to release next year.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Sony gave us our first look at gameplay from the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the PlayStation 5.
Along with the action-packed gameplay, it was also revealed that the game’s free alpha will be available to PlayStation 4 owners from this Friday.
Abe is back with shiny and improved visuals.
Oddworld Soulstorm will see the Molluck return to once again save his people from extinction.
The trailer showed Abe exploring various environments while also revealing a bit more about the game and its world.