The PlayStation 5 has landed! And, keeping track of all the news can be difficult and a daunting task. Here at Best Buy we are all about making things easy. So, we have created your one and only stop for all the latest and greatest news on PlayStation 5.
**Updated March 11, 2021**
The PlayStation 5 has been a resounding success since launch and shows no signs of slowing down. The hardware has broken multiple sales records to become the fastest selling home video game console of all time. Looking ahead to the spring / summer release window Sony recently hosted a State of Play video showcase that looks to keep momentum strong into 2021.
The event outlined many exciting titles coming to the PS5, here are some of the biggest
upcoming games, hardware developments and accessories for the platform.
Top upcoming games for PlayStation 5
Crash Bandicoot 4 arrives on the PS5
Release Date: March 12, 2021
Crash 4 is coming to the PS5 with a host of improvements from visuals to sound. The game will be upgraded with 4K visuals, target 60 FPS, include improved 3D audio and faster load times. The next-gen update will also support the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback to further immerse players in the game. If you own a PS4 copy the game, the PS5 upgrade will come free, and transfer your old saves as well.
MLB: The Show 21
Release Date: April 20, 2021
Baseball’s most authentic virtual experience awaits in MLB: The Show 21. Real players, teams and all new legends of the game hit the diamond this year. Game modes include Diamond Dynasty, Franchise, and March to October. Spring training has arrived on PS5, lace up those cleats!
Release Date: April 30, 2021
The upcoming third-person shooter Returnal has you explore an alien planet as a marooned
astronaut. Fight for survival as you are stuck in a nightmarish time loop. Every “death” has you restart areas with the environment and enemies changing each time.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Release Date: June 11, 2021
Get ready for an interdimensional adventure with Ratchet and Clank as you take on an evil
robotic empire. Meet new characters, use an explosive arsenal of weapons and experiment
with dimension hopping mechanics.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade
Release Date: June 10, 2021
One of the best RPGs of all time is headed to the PS5 in Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade. Originally launched on the PS4, this new next-gen version will feature visual enhancements, gameplay improvements and brand-new episode featuring Yuffie as the main character. Please note Yuffie’s content is an additional purchase when upgrading from the PS5 version.
Release Date: May 21, 2021
Step into the shoes of Colt, a spy trying to stop villains who are manipulating time travel. Every time you die, or are unsuccessful at stopping the baddies the game hits reset and you are looped back through the experience. Learn from your mistakes or be doomed to repeat them over and over again.
Hot PS5 accessories
If you are looking to get the most out of your PS5, Best Buy has all the essential accessories to aid you on current and future virtual adventures.
A second DualSense wireless controller is great for those couch co-op experiences with games like Sackboy: A Big Adventure. It’s also great to have a second controller charged up and ready to jump into the action at any time.
Stay powered up with the official DualSense Wireless Controller Charging Station from Sony. The station’s “click-in design” allows for quick and convenient docking and charging.
If you are looking to broadcast yourself the PlayStation 5 HD Camera can be used to put you in the centre of the action.
Not only is the PlayStation 5 a great gaming console, but it’s also a diverse media hub. Take control of all your content with the PlayStation 5 Media Remote Control. Navigate your entertainment options with the sleek, intuitive layout.
If you are looking for more personalized sound options, you’ll want to upgrade your experience with a pair of headphones. The Pulse Wireless 3D Gaming Headset for PlayStation 5 is a great option with 3D audio support, dual noise-cancelling microphones and easy access controls.
Step into new worlds with PSVR 2
The next generation of PSVR is coming to the PlayStation 5, with Sony confirming new
hardware is on the way. Details around the upcoming device are sparse but what is known is the headset will support higher resolutions, improved tracking and a wider field of view. The device will connect to the PS5 with a single cord streamlining hardware setup even further.
**Updated November 4, 2020**
**Updated October 15, 2020**
Sneak peak at the PS5’s user experience
With under a month to go before launch, PlayStation has given fans what they have been asking for, a look at the console’s user experience. Today, PlayStation posted an 11-minute video, below, showing what the user experience will look like and some of the new features.
One of the first features you will see is the Control Center. By pressing the PlayStation button on the DualSense controller, you get immediate access to almost everything you need from the system without leaving the game. Games now feature Activities, which are represented by cards in the Control Center and allow you see things you missed in a game, go directly into levels or challenges and more. Some activities feature video hints that allow you to watch in a picture-in-picture mode while you play.
Take a look at the video below and see these features and more in action on PlayStation 5.
Updated details on backwards compatibility
Sony has revealed that over 99% of the 4,000 PS4 games will be playable on PS5 as of the console launch. In fact, there are only 10 games that are currently not backwards compatible. In fact, Sony has stated that games that are only playable on PS4 will be listed in the PlayStation Store as “PS4 only”.
All of your PS4 games that have been purchased digitally, will be available for download on PlayStation 5. On the other hand, physical PS4 games must be inserted into the disc drive of your PS5 and it will be downloaded onto your PS5. Just like on PS4, every time you want to play the game, you will have to insert the disc into the drive to play.
Additionally, certain PS4 games will benefit from the PS5’s power with faster load times and more stable frame rates. And, some games that have unlocked frame rates or dynamic resolution up to 4K may run even better.
Transferring PS4 digital games and game saves to PlayStation 5
Sony further outlined the process of transferring digital games, game data and game saves from your PS4 to your PS5. This is done by using an ethernet cable or by connecting with WiFi. And, PS Plus members can sync PS4 game saves onto PS5 through cloud storage.
It’s important to note that if you have games or game data on an external USB drive, you can bring them over to your PS5 with that drive. Finally, Sony noted that the ability to transfer game saves between the PS4 version of a game and the PS5 version is up to each developer.
PlayStation 5 Teardown video from Sony
Today, Sony released an official teardown video of their upcoming next-generation console, PlayStation 5. There is a lot of technology under the hood of the PS5 and the video gives us a good look at it. As a result, one of the first things you’ll notice in the video is the size of the PlayStation 5. Even though measurements for PS5 were released last month, seeing a physical PS5 puts things into perspective.
Furthermore, other points of interest in the video include SSD expansion slot, 120mm cooling fan, and the PS5’s massive heatsink. Moreover, Sony has made it clear that the PS5 will be whisper quiet and now we have a good idea of what they had to do to make this possible.
PlayStation 5 launch date, price, pre-order info and games update
Today, at the PlayStation 5 showcase, Sony announced that the PS5 will launch on November 12, 2020. The PlayStation 5 Standard Edition will sell for $629.99 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will sell for $499.99.
In addition, Sony showcased a number of titles coming to PS5 including:
- Final Fantasy XVI
- Hogwarts Legacy (2021)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Launch title)
- Resident Evil Village (2021)
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
- Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
- Demon’s Souls (Launch title)
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Available digitally at launch)
- Fortnite (Launch title)
- Deathloop (2021)
- New God of War
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Launch title)
Finally, we learned of a new perk for PS5 owners with a PlayStation Plus subscription. PlayStation Plus Collection is a collection of some of the best PS4 games that you can play on PS5. Games shown include: God of War, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us Remastered and more.
PlayStation 5 Showcase announced
PlayStation fans woke up Saturday September 12th to news they have been waiting for. On September 16, 2020 at 1PM PDT / 4PM EDT PS5 fans will get one more look at games coming to PS5 at launch and beyond. Furthermore, the presentation is expected to last about 40 mins.
Although it wasn’t specifically mentioned, there is a strong possibility that we’ll finally get prices on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles as well as an official launch date. Stay tuned to the Best Buy blog for all the latest info on PlayStation 5.
Sony releases PlayStation 5’s first global ad
The marketing for Sony’s next generation has begun with the company’s first global ad for PS5. The ad, below, showcases haptic feedback from the DualSense controller, PlayStation 5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech and the DualSense’s adaptive triggers.
PS4 peripherals & accessories backwards compatibility
Many have been wondering about what existing PS4 peripherals and accessories will work on PS5. In early August, Sony made an official announcement regarding compatibility. However, the biggest bit of news out of the announcement was that DualShock 4 controllers can only be used to play PS4 games.
- Speciality peripherals, such as officially licensed racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks, will work with PS5 games and supported PS4 games.
- The Platinum and Gold Wireless Headsets, as well as third-party headsets that connect via USB port or audio jack, will work on PS5 (the headset companion app is not compatible with PS5).
- The DualShock 4 wireless controller and PlayStation officially licensed third-party gamepad controllers will work with supported PS4 games.
- Both the PS Move Motion Controllers and the PlayStation VR Aim Controller will work with supported PS VR games on PS5.
- The PlayStation Camera will work with PS5 for playing supported PS VR games. It will require an adaptor that Sony will provide at no additional cost to PS VR users. Details on how to get the adaptor will be announced later.
August 2020 State of Play
Going into the event, Sony made it very clear that there would be no PS5 hardware announcements. While many were hoping for a release date and price on the PS5, instead we got new details on third party and indie titles coming to PS5.
The games were announced for PS5: Braid Anniversary Edition, Temtem, and Hood: Outlaws and Legends. Additionally, we learned more about Bugsnax, and got a closer look at Godfall. Be sure to check out Dave’s PlayStation State of Play August 2020 recap for more details on the event.
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