Everything from March up to now in the world of news is about COVID. Yes, even in our world of technology and how-tos, everything is still connected to this virus that has dramatically changed our lives.  It is for sure that people have already been suffering from COVID-19 news fatigue that we long for any news item that does not involve getting sick, viruses, hospital, hand washing, and face masks. Seriously, as much as we all want to be free from this, just thinking about it day in day out and not seeing anything but news about COVID-19 has surely taken a toll on our mental health. Surely, there must be something that we can all look forward to aside from assurances that things will be getting better because that is still connected to the pandemic.

The people at Sony have read our minds and delivered us from the coronavirus insanity.

How, of course, by giving us what we badly need and deserve – news about PlayStation 5. The most well-loved product from the Japanese manufacturer since the Walkman and Discman (Sony VAIO fans, get a grip and face the reality that people didn’t get into the bandwagon) will have new versions to be available in the market really soon, and there’s never been a better time for gadget and gaming geeks from around the world to receive this splendid news. So, what else can we do but round up all these fantastic bits of information and bring everyone a huge load of good news about the latest PlayStation to offset the dreariness that this pandemic has brought everyone?

What’s new?

The latest great news about the PlayStation is that not all games will be produced by Sony. Well, Sony is one of the best (the best for some) game producers, don’t get us wrong, but of course, the more game producers will be allowed into introducing games to the platform, the more options for us. And that is what Sony has exactly done as it has welcomed “indie” game developers to their fold and allowed them to produce games for PS5.

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has announced the PlayStation Indies initiative, which will spotlight new games from smaller developers. During the course of today, 9 new indie games for PS4 and PS5 will be revealed.

(Via: https://sea.ign.com/news/161586/playstation-indies-initiative-revealed-9-games-to-be-announced-today)

What does it look like?

From the pictures that have leaked and from Sony itself, the PlayStation 5 is a looker in sleek and slim white.

When the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X land in stores later this year, they’ll be hard to ignore. The new Xbox is shaped like a monolith, with a striking neon green fan at its top.

(Via: https://www.cnet.com/news/sonys-ps5-design-is-bold-daring-and-future-facing-playstation-ceo-says/)

PS5 and PS5 Digital?

As if by a stroke of Apple inspiration, Sony will not be debuting PS5 only, but a PS5 Digital Edition as well? Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ much? iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro? Has Sony whetted our appetites?  They surely did.

Sony has reiterated that these two consoles are almost exactly the same. Both PS5 consoles have an immense amount of graphical power, good CPUs, and a highly-custom, super quick solid-state drive (SSD). They both use the new DualSense controller and are compatible with the same accessories. The main difference is the lack of Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray drive.

(Via: https://www.androidcentral.com/ps5-vs-ps5-digital-edition)

How much is the damage?

At the end of the day, gamers ask the most important question: How much will it be? Will it be affordable for us who have gotten stung financially by the COVID19 crisis (oops sorry, no mention of the disease)? Not really, but if you’re a fan, then you have to shell out a lot of cash for this one.

Amazon France briefly listed the PlayStation 5’s price and release date before taking that information out of the listing.

This comes via Ben Geskin on Twitter, who stumbled on the listing prior to Amazon scrubbing it. He took screenshots, however, and those aren’t going anywhere.

(Via: https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2020/06/19/playstation-5-price-and-release-date-leaked-by-amazon/#135970ce1fa9)

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