The new game console from the Japanese manufacturer is due out by the end of the year.

Sony unveiled Friday 12 June some information on its new console, the PS5 (Playstation 5), which should be released by the end of the year. It will be available in two versions, with and without a disk drive, at an unknown price.

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“The all digital version (with games that can only be downloaded) is thinner, more beautiful, and will perhaps cost 100 or 200 euros less. This means that it is the version that will sell like hotcakes “, said on franceinfo Daniel Ichbiah, journalist-writer specializing in video games and new technologies. “During the confinement, people got into the habit of downloading. The video game sector is one of the few sectors whose revenues exploded during the confinement. We are on a paradigm shift in support and once again it’s the internet that’s essential. It’s the end of physical support. “

Sony is betting on its blockbusters to launch its console, notably with Gran Turismo 7, Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Sackboy thinks they are Mario in their Big Adventure.

The improvement in visual quality is “spectacular, you get cinema quality even when you play”, according to Daniel Ichbiah. “There is a new visual representation technique, a new way of working with light from the player’s point of view and that gives totally stunning images.” There are no longer any visual differences between the cutscenes and the moments of play.

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When you see the details of the skin, it feels like you’re in a movie.Daniel Ichbiah video gamesat franceinfo

The loading time of the games is now “immediate”, thanks to the SSD hard drive, “hard disks without mechanical parts”. Before, we had to wait about a minute between two levels for the game to load the new sets. Now there is no waiting.

With the Playstation 5, Sony changes its design and offers a black and white console. “It is very curious on the part of Sony, because so far we can say that the PS4 had a classic design, a little all public. There, we come to an ultra futuristic design between Apple and Space X which will not go to all salons. “

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On the accessories side, Sony will offer a noise reduction headset supporting 3D audio, a dual HD camera and a mini remote control with integrated microphone inspired by Apple TV for easier navigation when watching TV. Players will also be able to invest in a camera that allows them to film themselves while playing (to broadcast live on the appropriate platforms).