Sony announced Thursday what games will be available to play on its next-gen PlayStation 5 console, and finally unveiled the device’s new design. Sony showed off two versions of the PlayStation 5: a standard and a “digital edition” that removes the disc drive from the console. Without the disk drive, the PS5 appears symmetrical. The sleek white console with a black trim is tall and appears to be slimmer than the Xbox Series X. A multimedia remote control, a camera and headphones will be available as accessories. The price remains a mystery.
Thursday’s announcement included some PS5 games that already exist on PS4, the current generation gaming console, such as “Grand Theft Auto V”. Sony showed more than two dozen games, including “Hitman 3” and “NBA 2K21”. Spider-Man was already exclusive to PlayStation 4, so fans were also looking forward to the franchise coming to PS5. Sony confirmed to CNN Business that “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” will be exclusive to PS5.
It is a sequel to the 2018 title featuring Miles, a character best known for appearing in the animated movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.” The game builds on its previous title: Miles briefly appeared at the end of the 2018 game, and Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man, can be heard in the new trailer. The game will launch on PS5 this holiday season.