TOKYO: Japanese company Sony has unveiled a host of titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console ahead of high-anticipated release later this year.
The Japanese company did not reveal a launch date for the PS5 yet, which will take on a new Xbox Series X from Microsoft when the rival consoles hit the market later this year.
Sony Interactive Entertainment chief Jim Ryan said, “With PlayStation 5, we are making a significant leap to deliver a truly new generation of transformative play experiences that will redefine expectations for what games can be.”
Ryan further said,”The powerful hardware will offer richer and more beautiful content that will captivate your senses in ways you didn’t think possible.”
A streamed, hour-long presentation showing off titles being readied for PS5 ended with a first glimpse at the console, a dark tower with white sides that encased it like a partially open clamshell.
Two versions of the PS5 were shown, one with a slot for a game or video disks and another without for players who prefer to download titles via the internet.
Ryan touted PS5 as Sony’s most “striking” console design to date. The PlayStation presentation, though, showcased games, which are the main drivers of console sales.
Sony said the latest edition of the controversial blockbuster video game Grand Theft Auto, in which players engaged in rampant criminal activity, is being tuned for PS5 with expanded content and improved performance.
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