The term that is shaping the next era of PlayStation consoles is an improvement. The PS5 reflects quite a transition for the PlayStation identity in several aspects, especially when it comes to design aesthetics and messaging. Although the Xbox Series X (and in this case Xbox Series S) delivers iteration in a set shape, the PS5 is a real improvement for gaming in PlayStation. This is a combination of software and hardware development and fine-tuning, ensuring that games continue to be the core offering. From there, extra features and functions are distributed around you like a futuristic control deck via the UI and hardware.
What PlayStation does with the PS5 is new, fresh and exciting, ensuring the player base isn’t forgotten at its core. This may be the launch of the next PlayStation generation, but every part of the deal is a commitment to invest in a future of confidence.
However, whatever you consider of the console design itself, you don’t really like its PS5 controller DualSense. It is almost weird to think a controller might describe a console, but only PS5 does the DualSense. Before you finally have one in your hands, it’s easy to ignore the latest features that have been touted as gimmicks – especially haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Although after spending hours with the DualSense, this is a large part of why the PS5 differs so much from what has been before.
What is also a pro is that the PS5 can be programmed without discomfort. Let your big boy out of the box, and the stand is extremely easy to attach – whether you’re a member of team vertical or the horizontal crew. Then it’s just a case of following the guidelines, which contain questions about how you want to play – flipping between different privacy profiles for restricting who you can communicate with – and what control settings you want to use.
PS5 HARDWARE AND DESIGN
It begins with the architecture. Look at the PS5 and it’s evident that this sexy alien beast is a significant change from everything PlayStation did before. We no longer search for a console that slips in reasonably discreetly between your Blu-Ray player and setup boxes into your TV media center. Modern, new and thrilling, the PS5 architecture is the dominant piece of a console, much of which would no doubt fail to love, let alone match the existing TV setup.
PS5 BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY
It’s very easy to access everything that PS5 backward compatibility has to provide. Does the external PS4 hard drive contain games? Just plug it in and get to play. Or you can switch all over through a Wi-Fi link between the two consoles. However, even though you want to resume again, you should be confident that you are just waiting for your entire game collection to update in your Game Library. All your PS4 games, just as on PS4, are listed here.
PS5 INTERFACE USER
Feeling like an extension of the present PS4 user interface, it takes a while but breaks into far more user-friendly clusters. It makes navigation much simpler, particularly if you are a heavy PS5 user. Each of your games, as in the Xbox UI, has a dedicated room, which includes items such as the trophy tab, trend broadcasts and more. This portion is the closest to what any PS4 user knows and can still be reached with a long press on the controller of the PlayStation button.
PS5 FINAL THOUGHTS
The PS5 already does it all right. By relying on a complete overhaul of its hardware, controller, and main UI functions, PlayStation has unleashed the next-generation of gaming. While the enhanced graphics and framing rates are obviously a blessing and something that will certainly evolve in the coming years, it is the gaming immersion enhancements that really define the generational leap. Wave off the loading screens and say hello with a touch of a button to have more insight into your games. There are great changes in quality of life here, everything is bundled in a console that looks and sounds like the future – even though not everyone likes the console itself.
PlayStation’s drive to a more conventional console launch has paid off absolutely than Microsoft’s approach. Games to indicate clear launch titles are of great advantage to show what PS5 can do. That’s just the start – and I’m impressed already.