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A Deep-Dive Into The Sony PlayStation 5, The DualSense Controller & More
Electric Travels | Jun 23, '21
The November of 2020 was a tough ordeal, many countries across the world were forced into a wintery isolation in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, but not all was doom and gloom: Sony entered the ninth generation of gaming consoles with the PlayStation 5, a vertically-standing, sophisticated looking machine gifted with a gorgeous two-tone design and interwoven with blue neon LED features. Admittedly, due to the digital demands of the pandemic, it is extremely hard to get your hands on the PS5 these days. Why? The manufacturers of device components chose (ok, I get it) to prioritise laptops and other devices capable of allowing us all to work from home, opting against sending semiconductors to Sony so that we could jump on our favourite games as soon as the clock strikes five. What components going spare sparked a frenzied buying rush of cryptocurrency miners, car manufacturers and of course the tech industry, of which Sony is part. Making matters worse, geopolitical factors like the Suez Canal Crisis and COVID-induced global shipping issues made the chain of supply a long, tedious process. Components can't get where they need to be nor can eventual products reach retailers or consumers – it's a mess. The situation is sure to be repaired eventually, but in the meantime you can register your interest with us so that you are not at the back of the queue when the time comes. So, what does the PS5 console entail?
Keen to include each and every gamer, Sony has made it so that you can buy the digital version of the PS5 for less than the complete console version – you need not purchase what you won't use. Despite an array of next-gen focused games currently occupying stores it is possible to get through them all quite quickly. While you wait, why not re-visit your favourite PS4 titles that are compatible with the PS5? Allowing for a remarkable 120 Frame per Second rate, many of us have found gameplay just so satisfying, so fluid, even of games several years old. The beloved PS4 console was able to hold an impressive 60FPS but preferred to maintain gameplay at around 30. Well, get this: the PS5 can comfortably manage close to 120FPS but will, for the sake of not burning out, maintain the top range of the PS4: 60FPS, which in 4K resolution looks sensational. As the PS5 uses a NVMe SSD card, the loading of games feels much like running a knife through butter: so smooth, so effortless. It doesn't matter whether you are booting up the game or fast-travelling to the other side of a map, you will blink and you will be where you want to be. Going hand in hand with the upgraded FPS capacity are a multitude of convenient system updates, ranging from the ability to change online status allowing the user to have a quiet one in, to adjusting the zoom feature of the screen as well as an improved game base wherein the social players among us can better communicate with their pals. Perfectly complementing the latter is the Cross-generation Share Play, resulting from the April PS5 System Update, not only granting players the ability to share screens with their PS4/PS5 mates, watching them rip through games like FIFA 21, but also permitting one another to play their mates games! Pretty neat!
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As the belief goes, nothing celebrated goes without it's controversies - the PS5 is not immune from this rule. Storage issues seem to be at the top of many players' complaints with many exceeding the standard 667GB allocation of usable memory. Most games take an average of 50GB of space so, doing the maths, we might be able to fit up to 13 titles on our console at any one time. For some this is the room that they may need whilst for others it has proved totally inadequate. With titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War taking up almost 220GB (as of June 2021) of our storage space, games snowballing in size might present an obstacle for the PS5 gamers for where we have super-fast load times we might not have as much room for the portfolio of our desired games. As of late, Sony have allowed both PS4 and PS5 games to be stored using formatted external storage methods like the USB. PS4 games, due to Sony's advanced backward compatibility feature, can be played and downloaded directly off the storage device whereas PlayStation5 titles can only be downloaded for now. Strangely, there are no proprietary storage products being pushed by Sony at the moment, but any external hard-drive, like the Seagate Portable, will do the job just fine. Irrespective of common rumour, you might only need an external device if you like to flick between massive games instead of focusing on a few campaigns at once. The good news is that it looks as though Sony are set to drop a new upgrade that will free up the remaining SSD faculties, a move allegedly set to bring us closer to a full terabyte of storage space – man is it is a good time to be a PlayStation gamer! Alright, so the console looks and plays the part – but what about how we play?
Over the past six months or so we can see that the gaming world has been remoulded by the inception of the ninth generation of gaming consoles with the Sony PlayStation 5 coming shoulder-to-shoulder with the Xbox Series X and Series S. Naturally, the accessories coupled with the new lineage of consoles were also set to experience profound improvements too; the DualShock line of Sony controllers, it turned out, were to run out of ink after an impressive twenty three years of service and four successions of acclimatised products. In DualShock's place, we are today able to feast our eyes and hands on the Sony DualSense controller, a product proving to be revolutionary rather than reactionary. Sony's CEO, Jim Ryan, calls the DualSense a 'radical departure' from the DualShock. That said, the DualSense maintains perhaps the finest elements of its predecessor: the Touchpad, Motion Sensor, Speaker and the Share button, which is now called the Create button, with only minor adjustments to all. If it isn't broke, as (more...)