Sony’s next generation of gaming consoles and PlayStation 4’s successors, PlayStation 5 is nearing its launch week by week. With not much time left now, Sony has still been pretty tight lipped about the details of the launch and their plans for PlayStation 5. We get to hear from them every now and then and yesterday Sony held its annual Corporate Strategy Meeting. If you’ve been keeping an eye on any news related to the launch then here are all the main pointers from the meeting you should know about.
Next Gen Experience
Sony’s President and CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida said in the meeting that PlayStation 5 will provide a “truly immersive” experience to people. With its higher speed, 3D sound and enhanced sensory perception courtesy of the new DualSense controller, PlayStation 5 will be a true next gen gaming experience for players. Yoshida continued by bringing up the topic of games available for the console. He said, ” Games for the PS5 that deliver this new gaming experience are being made by both 1st and 3rd party developers and we plan to deliver a compelling lineup of titles soon.”
PlayStation 5 Titles
With the announcement made by Epic Games during the Unreal Engine 5 reveal, it is clear that their battle royale title ‘Fortnite’ will be seeing a launch on Sony’s new console. Furthermore, title ‘Godfall’ is outright confirmed to be released on PlayStation 5.
Here is a list of other games set to make an appearance :
- Call Of Duty : Warzone
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Horizon Zero Dawn 2
- Rainbow Six Siege
- The Lord Of The Rings : Gollum
- Battlefield 6
- Gods And Monsters
- Dying Light 2
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- WRC 9 … and
- Observer : System Redux
This list will increase due to PlayStation 5’s backwards compatibility, but these are the titles set for the console to be launched with.
Sony also revealed that their Cloud Gaming System, PlayStation Now has crossed over 2 million subscribers as of May, 2020. On this, Yoshida said, “Our growth is primarily due to changing our prices and strengthening our catalogue of games including the addition of many AAA titles.”
PlayStation has also announced a new themed branding called “PlayStation Studios”. It’s is meant to bring all the games that are directly developed by Sony’s first party studios under one roof. It is set to begin later this year.
It has been reported that PlayStation 5 will have a small launch than PlayStation 4 with only 5-6 million units available at launch. The date is revealed to be in Holiday 2020 for the PS5 launch with the console costing around $500.