© Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. To navigate this brave new world of console gaming, you'll need a new gamepad – namely, the new Sony DualSense controller. To charge the DualSense, you have two options: either connect it to the PlayStation 5 itself with the USB-C to USB-A cable that comes inside the box, or shell out for the optional DualSense Charging Station, which can charge two controllers at a time using the metal conduits on the bottom of the pad near the 3.5mm audio jack. PlayStation 5 price: How much is Sony's new console and how can you pre-order? We'll also need to test whether charging the controller via a USB-C to USB-C cable is quicker than using the USB-C to USB-A cable that comes with the console. It looks frankly hideous and terrifying, with a small-town setting (think Resident Evil 4 revisited), which surely will delight horror fans. The catch is that you'll still need to use the PS4 Camera, not the new HD Camera available for PS5, and you'll need an adapter not provided in the PS5 packaging to connect it. You will be able to pair it with the PS5 and use it to play PS4 titles on the new hardware, but PS5 software will require the new pad. The PS5 caters to both primed and ready next-gen gamers and tepid PS4 owners looking to dip their toes into the future of gaming - and for the latter it's a console that so seamlessly bridges the gap between the last generation and the next that you probably won't need to boot up your PS4 ever again. PS Plus members have access to cloud saves, but if you haven't been backing up your save files over the air, then you may notice your data won’t be there initially. Sure, there are problems with how few first-party games there are at launch – and it would have been nice to see support for previous generations of PlayStation titles, not just PS4 games – but the PlayStation 5 feels like a solid investment nevertheless, and we're confident that the PS5 experience will improve with age. Ray tracing technology was originally debuted by Nvidia with the launch of its RTX cards at Gamescom 2018, and you can see its effects in the video below. When this is held down, it can even mute your television speakers or headset, which we found to be a useful quality-of-life feature. GAME, Smyths, Very, Amazon and the regular retailers went live with stock overnight but it was quickly snapped up. In the UK, several major retailers are still allowing you to register your interest or sign up for notifications when more stock gets in. The Ten Best Black Friday TV Deals for PS5, Xbox Series X, RTX 30XX Gaming ... How to Order a PlayStation 5 … PS5 pre-order: The release date in the UK, price and games for the Playstation 5 console. One of the more prominent new features is the PS5's Cards, with the most impactful being Activity Cards. But the real highlight is the new DualSense controller, which features advanced haptic feedback and adaptive triggers for greater immersion. We can't say for sure, but there's a possibility that the plastic will become scratched over time unless you take extra care when plugging in devices - and if that's the case, it seems like a rather big oversight on Sony's part. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. We’re seeing a selection of PS4 greatest hits - Monster Hunter World, God of War, Infamous Second Son, Batman Arkham Knight, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered, Persona 5, Bloodborne, Uncharted 5, loads more. While the consoles sold out before many of us even knew they were listed, we had been told that more were on the way. Sony has also confirmed that the console will be upgradeable with internal M.2 SSD storage. PS5 pre-orders are confusing as stock is hard to come by, but don't give up yet. The system will be … The video also gives a great look at the console's ginormous fan and heat sink: The game installation process is also improved, making it more configurable for users. There was a problem. https://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/playstation-5-release-date-sonys-22704859 Not much, but something to look forward to. Cards have various functions, allowing you to track trophy progress, jump into specific parts of a game like a challenge or multiplayer mode, see how far along you are on a game level, or simply see news from a developer. Receive mail from us on behalf of our trusted partners or sponsors? Oh, and want a neat little touch? If you're a PS Plus subscriber you can even get official tutorials and video guides for specific objectives. Even cooler, in a blog post where devs talk up the controller's new features the director of Arkane's upcoming shooter Deathloop revealed that they're able to physically lock the DualSense triggers when your in-game weapon jams, so you get an immediate physical cue that something's gone wrong. Argos went live soon after, but it also sold out. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the PS5 will only be available to order online, so don't visit the stores in person. The whole of Twitter has been arguing about whether or not the marketing is confusing - which, to me, is a fairly good indication that it IS confusing - but here’s the basic info: -The Xbox Series S is an entry-level version of the new Xbox that will cost £249. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. For now at least, most games will be capable of delivering 4K resolution at 30fps or 60fps when using a game's Performance Mode (which we'll explain below). It has a small compartment to hold one lone screw (don’t lose this, as you'll need it when placing the console vertically) and at first glance, it doesn't look like the setup will actually work when laying the console flat. Well, the PS5 will only have a dozen or so new games for you to check out that weren't previously available on the PS4. There is also now the added wrinkle of England going into a second national lockdown on November 5th – which means we will be home when the console comes out. Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit John Lewis went live next – and sold out within minutes too. The highlights of the new DualSense controller, however, are the adaptive trigger buttons that allow developers to add resistance to certain in-game actions. You'll need to redownload them to the console, of course, or insert the physical disc to activate a game's licence. There's also a new PlayStation Plus perk: the PS Plus Collection. Receive news and offers from our other brands? You'll even be able to use your existing DualShock 4 to play those backwards-compatible titles, but the controller won't work with PS5 games. You will receive a verification email shortly. That being said, what you make of the PlayStation 5's current game library largely depends on if you finished the masterpieces from the PS4's era – games like God of War, The Last of Us Part II, Marvel's Spider-Man and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. What's in the PS5 box? It's possible the first wave of products will sell out quickly so get your pre-order in ahead of the queue! If more do appear before launch day, expect any new stock to be gone in a flash though as while they may have more, it is extremely unlikely that they will have enough stock to meet the demand. That means you could jump straight into a specific level, race, or multiplayer mode without ever having to go through the game's own menus. Let’s quickly recap some of the games we’ve seen so far on this futuristic-looking black and white monolith of a console: -Spider-Man: Miles Morales, an updated and enhanced Spider-Man game, -Horizon: Forbidden West, a sequel to Zero Dawn, the spectacular robo-dinosaur open-world adventure, -Gran Turismo 7, featuring the World’s Prettiest Cars, -Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, a stupendously good-looking cartoonish romp, -Returnal, a sci-fi thriller from Housemarque, -Sackboy: A Big Adventure, a friendly platformer starring LittleBigPlanet’s mascot, -Hitman 3, the puzzle game disguised as a game about murder, -Bugsnax, the Internet’s favourite, a game that so far defies explanation. Is there a trailer. The demo takes us through a pretty spectacular rescue on a blown-apart bridge. All rights reserved. You know that a pre-order release has not gone to plan when the company behind it come out and admit it. Overall, we found Cards to be a useful addition, though horizontally scrolling through each one did feel cumbersome at times. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. That's friendlier than Microsoft's reliance on custom expandable storage cards, but there is a catch: only certain M.2 drives will be the right size and speed to work in the console, and as of launch there aren't any Sony-approved cards on the market. Beyond what's mentioned above, there's not much else you’ll be able to play in the first week the console's out. One of the best things about the PlayStation 5 is that it acts as a bridge between generations. The selection here isn't as big as you'd find on, say, a Roku streaming player, and it is missing a few services like YouTube TV, but it should be enough for most folks. It’s a super aggressive price point from Microsoft - and coupled with Xbox Game Pass, which offers access to every new game from Microsoft’s studios, every new EA game and hundreds more for just over £10 a month, it’s really turned some heads. November 12th is the release date in most of the world, November 19th for some territories. The Sony PlayStation 5 and its controller - a date and price for the new console will be announced tonight Photograph: Sony Interactive Entertainment I/Reuters Keza … You can even share your screen live, with picture-in-picture support - so that you could play one game while simultaneously watching your friend play something else entirely, and maintain voice chat with each other throughout. Sony has re-imagined the key parts of the experience – from a simpler setup and new well-thought-out user interface, to a revolutionary controller and added bonuses for PS Plus members – and the result is a console that we can't help but be impressed with. The console comes with 667.2GB of usable storage, which we found held around 16 games: two PS5 titles, which were Astro's Playroom and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and various PS4 games like God of War and Detroit: Beyond Human. It's a huge step forward for haptics in Sony's hardware, and we found that haptic feedback itself is a vastly superior replacement for the traditional rumble of old. All rights reserved. In the UK, Currys and John Lewis have confirmed new stock is coming on 19th November – that’s the launch date. When is Tell Me Why released? While the PS5 keeps going out of stock, PlayStation 5 pre-order were still available until recently - Sony has released a new update. We’ll update you as more stores get stock and when it becomes available. 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Yes, it will be able to play 4K Blu-Ray discs, but because it doesn't support Dolby Atmos or Dolby Vision's cutting-edge formats, we won't be recommending it to the audiovisual community. © Copyright 2020 IDG Communications Ltd. All Rights Reserved.