PlayStation Store’s Source Code Reveals New PS5 Features

The next-generation PlayStation 5 console is less than two weeks away before its release in stores, and we’re happy to conclude that there’s still a lot to learn about the high-end gaming machine. We know the specifications, release date, and price, but the PlayStation Store’s source code reveals some other exciting aspects of the console.

We’ll finally get to see wishlists integrated into the future console, and this line of code proves it: “Your wishlist isn’t available on this website. You can find it on a PS5.” Just like during the pandemic times, you’ll even be able to create Parties with a maximum of 100 people, and even share music playlists with others. There’s also reference to a thing called ‘Takedown’, and we would want to know more about this.

Specifications

As revealed previously, the specs for the PlayStation 5 console are surely worthy of some attention:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

Sony has revealed the price for its PlayStation 5 console: $499 (£449 / AU$749.95). There’s also a Digital Edition model priced at $100 less than the standard one, and it’s understandable why. The Digital Edition lacks a Blu-ray disc drive.

Games for PS5

There are tons of games already confirmed to be running on the next-generation PlayStation 5 console, and we can mention titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, FIFA 21, Outriders, The Elder Scrolls Online, Dying Light 2, Godfall, Madden NFL 21, Fortnite, Marvel’s Avengers, Starfield, Dirt 5, Scarlet Nexus, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Watch Dogs: Legion, DOOM Eternal, Gran Turismo 7, Hitman 3, GTA V, and many more.

The PlayStation 5 console will also be capable of running the majority of games available for the predecessor PlayStation 4.

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