Sony’s PS5 reveal delivered a host of new titles for fans to get excited about, but the big surprise came in the form of a new discless console dubbed the ‘Digital Edition’.
For the most part, you’d have to call the PS5 reveal a resounding success for Sony. While one or two fan favourite franchises were absent from the event (cough God of War), fans were treated to first looks at Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, and multiplatform games like Resident Evil: Village, Indies like Stray, and lots more all running native on the PS5.
Upwards of 3 million tuned in across different streaming platforms to finally see the results of ultra-plugged features like the 825GB SSD and ray tracing on the next generation of games, but the main event was always going to be the console reveal itself. And it didn’t disappoint.
While some have likened the look to a ‘giant broadband router’ on Twitter, the reception has been mostly positive, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Let’s Go Digital’s pizza heater mock-up was a far cry from the real thing. Instead, the unit has been designed in a similar vein to the controller, a black centre is encased by a sleek white shell, complete with PlayStation’s iconic neon blue trim.
That wasn’t the main topic of discussion online following the announcement though. As the show neared its end Sony casually dropped the humdinger, with no prior inkling mind, that a discless edition of the PS5 (the ‘Digital Edition’) will be available at launch come holiday 2020.