Both Microsoft and Sony have now fully unleashed their arsenal of hardware and games to enter the tug-of-war of this next-gen market. Both unveiling their impressive and powerful consoles, along with their plans to dominate different sectors of the gaming market.
Microsoft giving us the most powerful and expensive console out of them all but also giving us the weakest and most affordable console simultaneously, whilst also providing one of the best valued game subscription platforms of all time.
Sony giving us a slightly less powerful console to the Xbox Series X but with faster SSD capabilities, also undercutting the price by £50. Sony also gives us the PlayStation 5 digital edition, all the same power as the standard PS5 and at only £110 more than the Xbox Series S. Struggling to compete at the same level as the Xbox Gamepass, Sony is giving all the greatest PS4 games to PS Plus users at no extra charge and they're also bringing what many consider to be a better line-up of exclusive console games.
Both of these behemoth entertainment systems are pushing every aspect of gaming as far as they can, both offering amazing hardware and gaming options.
Now, let's take a dive into Sony's mind-blowing event... and their much anticipated end show game reveal!
After numerous of supposed leaks and listings, the PlayStation 5 price is here and highly competitive.
Prices for both models put them right in the middle of the opposition. Now when can you pre-order??
PRE-ORDERS BEGIN TOMORROW AT SELECT RETAILERS
Ok, when will the consoles be launching?
A week wait for a lot of the world but due to demand and COVID-19, disruption was to be expected.
Further specs of the consoles weren't touched on, nor was the new home screen, in fact, there was no other information released about the consoles. This event was short, sweet and nothing short of entertaining.
GAMES - A look at some of titles coming to the PlayStation 5
This event didn't lack was games and game-play, Their first unveil has been rumoured around the internet for the past week, despite Square Enix making a statement that no big game announcements were due to come until 2021, you dirty little liars! Ladies & Gentlemen I give to you... Final Fantasy XVI (16)
Not much information was giving but the trailer says it all, here's to hoping that Square can finally make up to the large portion of fans who weren't too impressed with the Final Fantasy XIII (13) series and Final Fantasy XV (15)
No date for the game was given but rumours everywhere are slating it for 2021, although personally I feel this will be a 2022 release and hopefully we can expect some Final Fantasy VIII remake part 2 news next year.
Up next we return to the spider-verse and take on the next side instalment of the franchise from Insomniac games, Spider-man: Miles Morales
Instead of playing as Peter Parker, we will now be taking the role As Miles Morales, We were treated with a long 7 minute game-play demo, which featured gorgeous close-up slomo's during combat with small fast-paced cut-scenes. Release date is still slated for holiday 2020, no signs to release alongside the console launch.
The next title was a bit of a surprise and not expected at all, I'm not much of a fan of the series but when I saw it was an open world RPG? with a custom character and not the characters from the books and movies, I was sold! Hogwarts Legacy is coming
Hogwarts Legacy is not set to be exclusive on the PlayStation 5, It will be arriving on all platforms. The game is set for release in 2021.
Call Of Duty: Cold War blasted it's way onto screens with and incredible game-play sequence from the campaign... Also revealing and Alpha testing opening this weekend!
This action packed game-play had be thinking this would be a different title, I haven't shown any interest in the call of duty campaigns in a long time, Cold war has my attention!
This weekend you can take part in the Alpha! Pre-downloads will be staggered out over the next day
Resident Evil VIII The Village got another short trailer but sadly no game-play, so unfortunately nothing much to report from the first reveal.
The biggest and most talked about game from the event came right at the end of the show! Ragnarok is coming
God Of War Ragnarok finally got the big announcement and added a nice bit of polish to the Sony showcase! No game-play, just a short tease... But that's all we needed! Release date is shown to be 2021
Before the close of the show, Sony revealed their upgrade to their existing PlayStation Plus service. Say hello to PlayStation Plus Collection
Sony's answer to the Xbox Gamepass is their new PlayStation Plus collection which will allow PlayStation 5 users who have a Plus subscription to be able to play the best games which have launched on PlayStation this generation. So if you've missed any of these amazing games, you will now have your chance to play through their amazing exclusive library. It's unclear if the games will feature any upgrade graphically and performance wise on the next-gen console but that's yet to see.
Here's a list of the announced games so far for the Plus Collection:
Batman: Arkham Knight
Detroit: Become Human
Final Fantasy XV
God of War
Infamous Second Son
Monster Hunter World
Mortal Kombat X
Ratchet and Clank
Resident Evil: Biohazard
The Last Guardian
The Last of Us Remastered
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
This pretty much concludes the amazing 40 minute presentation from Sony, Very exciting times to come and we will be sure to keep you posted on any updates on SkyPunk Media!