The release of the PS5 game console is an important event for gamers. Lag-free work, premium graphics quality, vivid impressions and advanced capabilities, now this will be even more. Technical updates to the console will allow game developers to reach their full potential and create spectacular, immersive projects. Games will be backward compatible, this is one of the main questions asked by those who want to buy a Playstation 5. This means that versions for consoles of the 3rd and 4th generations can be installed on the fifth.
What about the PlayStation 5 hardware?
The central processor of the PlayStation 5 will be a 7nm 3rd generation AMD Ryzen chip with 8 cores based on Zen 2 architecture, paired with a custom GPU of the Radeon Navi family (based on a fundamentally new RDNA architecture) with support for ray tracing technology. With a new compute unit base design, the RDNA will deliver impressive performance and memory efficiency with a more compact semiconductor die size compared to the previous generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, AMD said.
According to preliminary estimates, RDNA will provide 1.25x the performance per clock and 1.5x the performance per watt over GCN. In terms of power, Sony claims the system will be able to support resolutions up to and including 8K and operate at 120 Hz. The processor’s operating frequency of 2.0 Ghz is capable of delivering 9.2 teraflops of power on the new RDNA architecture, which is equivalent to about 14 teraflops on the old GCN. Compared to the latest NVIDIA Geforce graphics, this result theoretically allows the PlayStation 5 to fit between the RTX 2070 Super (9.1 teraflops) and the RTX 2080 (10.1 teraflops).
PlayStation 5 games
Spider-Man 2, the sequel to last year’s bestseller, is definitely in development. It’s not just that Sony bought Insomniac Games and shows the PS5 download speed using the example of the engine from Spider-Man. You can’t wait until autumn 2021. Of course, there are always chances that Marvel will put a pig in revenge for the recent history with the filmmakers, but most likely they will still be able to negotiate with the gaming division.
God of War 2, the sequel to Sony’s masterpiece Santa Monica, is in development for the PS5, as indicated by job openings in January. Specifically, the studio is looking for character artists for the next generation system. In addition, Corey Barlog said that it would be difficult for him to make a game for the next generation because of the new hardware. The authors have already hinted at more epic duels, where Kratos will be confronted by Thor and Odin, as well as ideas and weapons that did not make the original. And judging by the Easter eggs, the project will be called God of War: Ragnarok. Most likely, the game will be released no earlier than 2021.
Horizon Zero Dawn 2 – the sequel to the popular Action-RPG from Guerrilla Games has been in development for a long time and should “blow the fans’ heads”, as stated by the actress who participated in the creation of The Frozen Wilds add-on for the first part. But the game will most likely only be released in 2021. After the release of the original, the designers said that in the second part they want to make more interesting robots, improve all those elements that were criticized, and also present an even more emotional and atmospheric story. Especially for this, they began to look for a new writer who, among other things, must understand how to work with the plot in the framework of open world projects.Gran Turismo 7 – Kazunori Yamauchi has already said that the new game is in development and should combine all the best that was in the past projects of the series, adding new elements. Polyphony Digital is very pleased with the GT Sport physics model and will place a strong emphasis on VR technology, powerful graphics, and the return of some of the series’ features to the fifth part of the game. Given the increased ambition and the studio’s active development of Gran Turismo Sport, the release of GT7 will take some time.
GTA 6 – speculation about Grand Theft Auto VI from Rockstar Games has been going on for a long time, and most likely the PS5 will receive its portion of exclusive content. According to rumors, the plot will develop on the territory of Vice City and another metropolis in the style of Rio de Janeiro in the 70s of the last century. At the same time, there will be linear missions in other locations. The developers focus on advanced weather effects and general realism of the environment, which changes over time. But the gameplay itself will not be as realistic as in Red Dead Redemption 2 – the studio wants to strike a balance between arcade and simulation. The main character, an aspiring drug lord named Ricardo, is rebuilding his criminal empire, so the game will even have some strategic elements reminiscent of Vice City Stories, but cooler. Given the slowness of Rockstar, the game is unlikely to be expected soon. According to rumors, the project is still in pre-alpha state.
Days Gone 2 – Apparently, Sony Bend has already started developing Life After 2. The company is looking for a specialist who can effectively manage the production of its next AAA project. Apparently, the studio wants to work faster and make better games. At one time, the development of the original Days Gone stretched over five long years, not counting the early pre-production
Ghost of Tsushima – rumors suggest that the new PS4 project from Sucker Punch will be released on PS5 as a prettier version. Because of this, the release of the project has slightly moved away from the original plan – to add improved textures and optimizations for the PlayStation 5 hardware. The new show and details can be expected at the PlayStation Meeting 2020, which will be held on February 12, 2020.
The Last of Us Part II – Roughly the same is said about the sequel to the masterpiece from Naughty Dog. But in this case, most likely, the edition of “The Last of Us: Part 2” for PS5 will be released later than the main version for PS4 and will offer the most advanced effects, detail and facial animation, due to which the players will not distinguish the graphics in the gameplay from the staged cutscenes.
Starfield – unfinished by Bethesda Game Studios – is one of the first official announcements for next-generation systems. A story-driven RPG should be a dream project for sci-fi lovers, offer genre-unique features, not forget about mods, and bring back faith in a publisher that has been releasing very strange releases lately. Given the speed at which Bethesda games are released, Starfield is worth the wait in 2021. True, according to rumors, she is experiencing serious problems in production, and the plot has already been rewritten twice. If the information is true, then the project may be delayed.
The Elder Scrolls VI is the sequel to Bethesda Game Studios’ iconic single-player RPG series, created specifically for NEXT GEN systems. The project is promised to be released after Starfield, which means that it