PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are the next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft, respectively. Both sets of hardware are bringing a powerful upgrade over the current-gen but here is a detailed look at everything we know about PS5 and XSX at the moment.
Sony and Microsoft are yet to fully reveal their next-generation titles but over the last couple of months, both companies have been talking about their new gaming machines and some of the features that next-gen consoles will pack. We gathered the official information along with some leaks and rumours in this article, so without further ado, let's get started.
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are yet to receive a specific release date. However, both Sony and Microsoft confirmed that their consoles will arrive sometime during the holiday period in 2020. PlayStation 3 and 4 as well as Xbox 360 and Xbox One released in November so the ninth month is probably when we'll get our hands on both consoles.
- PS5 and Xbox Series X
- Hardware ray tracing - Both consoles will feature hardware accelerated real-time ray tracing which will allow for some stunning visuals.
- Superfast SSD storage - Microsoft and Sony both confirmed that SSDs will be one of the biggest upgrades in the next-gen consoles. Loading times should be a thing of history.
- AMD hardware - Consoles will once again use AMDs chips for graphics card and processor.
- Backwards compatibility - Xbox Series X will officially support Xbox One games, Microsoft confirmed. Several developers also said that PlayStation 5 will feature backwards compatibility, at least with PlayStation 4 but Sony are yet to confirm it.
- Up to 120 FPS
- Xbox Series X
- 12 Teraflops of GPU power
- HDMI 2.1
- Quick resume feature that will allow you to resume games even after a reboot
- PlayStation 5
- PS5 Controller has haptic feedback instead of rumble.
- PS5 Controller has special triggers (L2/R2) that can dynamically change the resistance to pushing them based on gameplay.
- PSVR will be compatible with PS5
- Gods and Monsters
- Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Elder Scrolls VI
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Rainbow Six: Quarantine
- Rainbow Six: Siege
- Dying Light 2
- Halo Infinite (Xbox Series X)
- Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 (Xbox Series X)
- Dreams (PlayStation 5)
At the time of writing, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X prices have not been revealed. There are various rumours suggesting certain sums but nothing official has been confirmed by Sony and Microsoft.
- PlayStation 5 & Xbox Series X release may get delayed by Coronavirus
- Xbox Series X aiming for "overwhelmingly higher" performance than PlayStation 5
- A new Ratchet and Clank title is coming to PlayStation 5
- PlayStation 5 to introduce remastering engine for all PlayStation games
- PlayStation 5 price and release date leaked by European retailer