It’s fair to say that the PS5 isn’t exactly being released at the perfect time. While gaming is as big as it has ever been, the world is in a global pandemic and people are less secure about their finances than ever before.
So a new $500 console perhaps isn’t going to be at the top of everyone’s priorities. That said, it’s a device that could be a real gamechanger. Which is only a good thing for console gaming.
Video Gaming Falling Behind Online & Mobile
In recent years, video gaming has fallen significantly behind the likes of mobile gaming, with the latter enjoying a huge book during the pandemic. During March, when the pandemic first broke, weekly game downloads rose 35% to 1.2billion.
While video games also saw a surge, it couldn’t be further behind. Across the board, mobile games were thriving. From the likes of puzzles, to online bingo and casino, games were being enjoyed by the millions.
In the case of the latter two, that was in part due to brick-and-mortar bingo halls and casinos being closed, but the sheer volume of people visiting online bingo sites has taken the industry to entire new levels, which are expected to be sustained for some time to come.
Enter the PS5
The PlayStation 5 from Sony, alongside the new Xbox being launched by Microsoft are expected to be the savior of console gaming, resurrecting it and placing it back at the forefront of the gaming mainstream.
There are expected to be some incredibly new features which will change gaming forever, and below you’ll find the features we believe will do that.
Making 4K the Norm
The PS5 is expected to make playing with 4K the normal, adding further quality to an already life-like gaming experience.
You will need much more internet bandwidth to get through games of this quality which is worth noting, as many players could begin to get frustrated by this.
You’ve always been able to play against the computer, but one that reacts to your emotional state and offers its own? Well, that’s a different ball game.
The PS5 and gaming developers are going to integrate artificial intelligence into gaming more than ever before and allow players who are required more frequently to play alone, to do so with AI.
It’s also believed AI will be a key part of how we game too, with non-playing characters expected to be more intelligent than ever before, producing unique gaming experiences for each and every player.
Three Dimensional Audio
As well as significant graphics improvements, the PS5 will use 3D audio being branded as the Tempest Engine.
It’s set to add even more depth to the playing experience and be more immersive than ever before.
This is set to be a landmark moment for blind gamers, with the sounds within them able to give blind gamers a better picture of the game and therefore more chance of navigating through levels.
Exclusive Games & A Netflix-like Catalogue
Many brands are now wanting to become the Netflix of gaming and it could be Sony who takes the crown. The brand are launching bigger franchises than ever in the likes of God of War, The Last of Us and Uncharted, and that’s only going to advance with the introduction of a new console.
It’s unsure as to what will be launched just yet, but we can expect plenty more strong storytelling from the brand, which blows the likes of puzzle games and mobile-friendly titles out of the water.