A quick guide to PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) console was released at the end of last year, offering next-gen game titles that you can play at 4K quality and 60fps. It improves the realism and excitement of the experiences thanks to the new DualSense controller. AimController was the first to launch a custom Dualsense PS5 controller. Each AimController can be custom designed to the users specifications giving the user the ultimate experience on their PS5. 

What is PlayStation Now?

PS Now (PlayStation Now) is a cloud-based gaming service that allows users to stream PS3, PS4, and PS5 titles over the Internet. It’s similar to Netflix, but instead of movies, it’s filled with games.

Back in the day, Sony stated that “PS Now will deliver blockbuster and critically acclaimed games streamed via the cloud on numerous Internet-connected devices, giving more people the opportunity to experience the world of PlayStation.”

What platforms is PlayStation Now available on?

PS Now is currently accessible for Windows PCs and several PlayStation consoles, including the PS5 and PS4 and most Sony Bravia TV models built after 2016.

Previously, Sony also offered support for previous PlayStation 3 and PS Vita consoles and televisions manufactured after 2013. However, in late 2016, the company decided to withdraw these models to make way for new devices.

How does PlayStation Now work?

PS Now is a streaming service comparable to Netflix that allows you to play any of the available games without having to download them to your device because they are hosted on Sony’s servers.

You won’t need a formidable squad to play them this way; instead, the speed and consistency of your Internet connection will be the limiting factor, but a bandwidth of at least 100 Mb should suffice.

You can stop the games at any time and rerun them on a different device, thanks to the possibility of saving the games in the Cloud. PSN features such as online multiplayer are also supported by PS Now.

You’ll need a DualShock 3 or 4 controller, an internet connection, and a supported device to use these services. The titles, as you might expect, are dependent on the gear you’re using.

How many games are there on the platform?

With over 700 games to pick from, there always seems to be something new to try, regardless of the type of experience you want to have at any particular time.

Depending on the device you use to access PS Now, the platform will suggest that you play one or both of the games. You won’t need any other apps because you’ll be able to access them from the PS Now icon on your home screen.

How can I access it from my Windows PC?

PS Now can be accessed from any Windows PC compatible and meets the minimum requirements using Sony’s free app. You can join from the app, or you can log in through your PS Now subscription. The best part? You can use your custom PS5 AimControllers on your PC to ensure the best possible experience. You will need to have: 

  • An account to access the PlayStation Network
  • A DualShock wireless controller (with USB cable) or compatible.
  • An active PS Now subscription
  • A broadband connection

 PlayStation 5 – overview

Many believe the DualSense gamepad, which has been extensively altered compared to the DualShock 4, to be one of the console’s key features. AimController was the first to launch a custom version of the PlayStation 5 controller, giving our customer the unique style a customize choices. It has grown more prominent and received extra functions such as the force response of analog triggers (this is not vibration, but recoil). But otherwise, the Japanese console will be weaker than its American competitor. The PlayStation 5 will have less storage than the Xbox Series X (825GB SSD vs. 1TB for the Xbox), although the drive itself will be faster. Also, installing an additional SSD will be carried out in the standard M.2 port, but it will be programmatically blocked at the start of sales. Plus, even when unlocked.

Additionally, there will be games on the PlayStation 5 that will not be released on the Xbox Series X (and vice versa, however). Still, here the potential buyer needs Halo Infinite on his own or in a remake of Demon’s Souls (the latter, by the way, will most likely still be released on PC, but later).

The PlayStation 5 will have a Blu-ray version for reading optical discs and a cheaper version without a drive. All other specs are the same for the consoles.

How is the design of the PS5?

The PS5 ditches the black finish of the PS4 (and most previous PlayStations) for a sleek white finish, with black interiors and some blue LEDs to close the deal.

It boasts curved edges and a stand designed to sit vertically, although it can also lie horizontally, which is a relief. That means it should fit comfortably on most TV stands, unlike Microsoft’s locked Xbox Series X design.

And as we’ve mentioned before, there are two versions, one with a disk drive and one without it, and it’s not surprising that the latter is a bit smaller. They both have USB-A, and USB-C ports mounted on the front.

The PS5 Controller

The controller is an area in which we do have something concrete, since, in April 2020, Sony officially introduced the controller of the PS5, the DualSense. Shortly after AimController hit the market with a custom version of the PS5 dualsense.

Aside from the striking black and white color scheme, there are a few things to consider. First, the face buttons have lost their color code, so you’ll have to be good at remembering which shape goes where.

The light bar, which was supposed to be missing from the redesigned pad, is still present, but it now rests on each side of the touchpad in the controller’s center.

The share button has been renamed the create button, and Sony has teased that it could have better integration with streaming or social media services to share content.

There’s also a built-in microphone, eliminating the need for a dedicated headset (although we imagine the quality won’t match that of a proper headset), and USB-C charging is a welcome touch for 2020.

As for the actual controls, things are mostly the same. In Sony’s example, the adaptive triggers on L2 and R2 are a significant improvement, which, when paired with the improved haptic feedback, will allow you to feel the tension of pulling a bowstring.

What PlayStation 5 games have been confirmed?

While we can speculate on many PS5 games – God of War 2 seems likely, and indeed Spider-Man 2 – there are only two confirmed so far: Godfall and Outriders.

Godfall, the “raider” fantasy from Borderlands publisher Gearbox, was announced at the Game Awards and looks likely to be a launch title, with a “Holiday” release date. It’s a PS5 exclusive, with no Xbox release planned yet, but it’s also coming to PC.

PS5 Games;

  • GTA 5 Remastered
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Project Asia
  • Stray
  • Returns
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Destruction Allstars
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm
  • Ghostwire Tokyo
  • Jett
  • Godfall
  • Solar Ash
  • Hitman III
  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Little Devil Inside
  • NBA 2K21
  • Bugsnax
  • Destiny 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Outriders
  • Hellblade 2
  • Fortnite
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Demon’s Souls Remastered
  • Death loop
  • Resident Evil VIII
  • Pragmata
  • Horizon 2: Forbidden West

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