Sony’s PS5 releases on November 12 and looks incredible

Sony finally gave us the info for their upcoming next-gen console, and there was more than enough there to make many people salivate.

They showed shiny demos (including a lot of actual gameplay) for:

  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Spider-Man Miles Morales
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • CoD: Black Ops Cold War
  • Resident Evil 8
  • Deathloop
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • Oddworld Soulstorm
  • Five Nights At Freddy’s – Security Breach
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Fortnite
  • And a logo for God of War Ragnarok

Demon’s Souls was the real star here. Many people’s favourite PS3 game for good reason, it looks even better with a fresh lick of paint thanks to conversion experts Bluepoint. That alone would be enough to tip me towards a PS5, even without remembering the upcoming Horizon Zero Dawn sequel Forbidden West.

Finally, Sony revealed the release date of November 12th (in US and Canada, at least) with a price of $399 for the digital-only version, or $499 for Blu-Ray drive version. Those are US dollar prices, so I’ll update according when we get the Canadian pricing.

I cannot wait.

UPDATE

The Canadian pricing has just been announced:

Digital only – $499.99

Blu-Ray – $629.99

Those prices, together with the news that Sony’s (and likely third party partners’) games with have an increased RRP of $70 USD/ 70 GBP (so probably up to $90 CAD), it’s suddenly a very expensive proposition.

Also, it turns out that three PS5 poster children – Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West and Sackboy – will all get PS4 releases too.

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