Prepare Yourselves: The PlayStation 5 is Coming


Share post:

It’s coming up on seven years since the release of Sony’s PlayStation 4, and we are eagerly awaiting a new release. 

All summer, Sony has been teasing the release of its new PlayStation with possible designs and a confirmation of its name (PlayStation 5, not surprisingly). They just recently released the official design of the console itself, as seen below. There are two versions of the console, the original release (left) has a disk slot for old PS4 disks, and the digital edition (right) has no disk slot and can only support downloadable games.

Images of the PlayStation 5 console options and controller [Images provided for the press by Sony]

Because it has been so long since the last release and people have acquired quite a collection of games, Sony has decided to make the console backward compatible with the PS4. Releasing a console without backward compatibility may have caused people not to buy the new console and stick with their old one since they would have to re-buy all the games they had.

Along with the looks, Sony has released its over-the-top specs for the PS5. They say their console can support up to 120 fps (frames per second) and 120 Hz output (refresh rate for TVs/monitors). They also stated that the SSD (memory) is much quicker and has “near-instant load times”. They say that the PS5 can also support 8k output resolution, which is way overkill because 8k TVs and monitors cost almost as much as the system itself.

As far as the controller, Sony advertises adaptive triggers that would further immerse you in certain games. The adaptive trigger means the trigger gets more challenging to pull back the further it is pushed. Having adaptive triggers makes for a more realistic experience while depressing the brake when driving or drawing a bow to shoot an arrow. 

Designers also decided to put a built-in microphone inside the controller, eliminating the need for separate headphones.

Ever since the PS2, Sony has named their controllers “DualShock,” referring to the controller’s dual vibration motors. With the PS5, they changed the name to “DualSense,” possibly because of the added features such as the internal mic and the adaptive triggers.

Leave a Reply

Related articles

From Wildcat to Warrior: Yanely Lule’s Inspiring Odyssey in the Army National Guard

UHS News had the opportunity to speak with Yanely Lule, a proud member of Ukiah High’s class of 2020, about her experience serving in the Army National Guard.

Wildcat Nation Embraces Fall Fashion: A Colorful Blend of Comfort, Confidence, and Pumpkin Spice

Fall is here. The leaves are changing color, pumpkin spice is in, and you can see your breath in the mornings. That also means that fall fashion has returned, and at Ukiah High, it is not taken lightly. 

‘To Keep Students Safe’: Principal Alvarez Gives Insight Into Wildcat Nation’s New Policies

The 2023-2024 school year began with a multitude of new policies and protocols for Ukiah High Wildcats. We met with Principal Analese Alvarez to get insight into the new policies at Ukiah High School and why campus leaders put the policies into effect.

Aaron O’Brien Returns Home to be Ukiah High’s New Athletic Director

Aaron O’Brien grew up in Ukiah and told us he wanted to return home. He noticed an open athletic director position at Ukiah High School and jumped at the opportunity.