Playstation has been recognized as the best gaming console ever by gamers around the globe. Though the opinion is split in between PS, X-Box, and of course, PC master race; but Playstation happens to be the most sold and popular gaming console released by Sony. Since its first model, Playstation has made powerful changes to their every upcoming console to not just enhance user experience but also the gameplay and the visuals as well.
The year has already begun as a heavy and daunting one, it wouldn’t hurt to hear some good news. The worst year of the 20th century will also bring to us the most anticipated console and the most anticipated sports video game FIFA 21. The fans are hyped and they can’t wait any longer; but since they don’t have a choice they probably will. With that being said let’s dive in the deeper end and have a look at the upcoming super console and how it will revolutionize the gaming experience for all the fans.
About Play Station:
The first Playstation was released by Sony Computer Entertainment in December 1994; also called PS1. It became a trendsetter with 32-bit configuration and used CDs instead of cartridges. It served as a milestone in the gaming world and quickly rose to the top. It ruled the video game industry until 2005 when it was overshadowed by 64-bit consoles, which also included Sony’s own PS2. The feature of online gaming changed the face of gaming with competition such as Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Gamecube; still, the glory of PS2 remained untouched and it dominated the market till 2007 when a newer version PS3 was released.
Both PS1 and 2 had more than 100 million units shipped. The later version of PS3 couldn’t enjoy the initial success like its predecessors with competition from X-box 360 and Nintendo Wii. The latest version PS4 was release in 2013 that clearly beat its competition (X-Box One). It also doubled as a steaming device and Blu-ray player. A VR based version was released in 2016 but due to sluggish sales in the VR industry, it couldn’t see much success.
Playing FIFA on PS vs. X-Box:
It’s a bit hard to differentiate between PS and X-box when it comes to FIFA gameplay, but there are more players on the PS network in comparison to X-Box. Along with that, players report a smoother and livelier experience while playing on PS. The graphics are somewhat same but the controller layout of PS makes it even easier and better to control players. With a vast network and more online players, nothing beats the experience of enjoying FIFA on PS.
PS Pros and Cons:
Some pros of PS over other consoles include:
- Console exclusives.
- Larger fan base.
- Different console versions.
- Better price for different console versions.
- Option to upgrade the internal hard drive.
Some cons include:
- Not as many versions as X-box.
- Fewer ports on the rear.
- X-box one X is more powerful in comparison.
- X-Box has better resolution and texture in comparison.
PS5 Release in 2020:
Although there hasn’t been an official date announced, it is expected that the revered console will be released in the late part of the year. The statement from Sony has hinted towards its release near the holiday season so probably around October and December.
Specifications and New Features:
Specifications and new features of the new console are said to be the following:
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency).
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2.
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency).
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit.
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed).
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot.
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s.
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD.
- Optical drive: 4 K UHD Blu-ray drives.
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only).
Comparatively to previous two versions (3 and 4), PS5 has outdone itself and that’s not even the half of what we know. We were expecting a full showcase in E3 2020 but it has sadly been cancelled.
Some features include:
- Fast loading time with SSD.
- Immersive 3D audio tech.
- Backward compatibility with PS4 games.
- 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player.
- Instant switching between different aspects of a game without needing to re-launch.
Playing FIFA on PS5:
With such a powerful console, fans can expect a level of FIFA play they haven’t experienced before. Some features players can expect may include; better graphics with ray-tracing, resulting in better player visuals, stadium, and audience, 8k Supported gameplay, tweaking in the header and corner shots, post hitting will be normalized (hopefully), free kicks and penalties would become easier, VAR may be implemented.
FIFA 21 on PS5’s Graphics:
PS5 offers a frame rate of 120 FPS which means unbeatable graphics which will make the fast auctioned gameplay of FIFA 21 all the smoother. This also implies less rigid actions and more consistent outcomes. Issues like weather conditions and shadows posing as an obstruction for players will hopefully be better resolved due to better graphics. We can also expect better cut-scenes and better FUT card designs. All of these issues which were very off-putting for players will hopefully be resolved in the current version with the powerful performance of PS5.
We are yet to see what other soccer/football games like PES have to offer players on the upcoming console. But one thing is for sure and it is that they better be bringing the big guns out to play otherwise their chances of even catching up to FIFA 21 might be quite slim.
The price for PS4 upon its launch was $399, but experts say that PS5 may not be as affordable. The launching price for PS5 can be around $499 and may fall as much as $470. It is also estimated that FIFA 21 may also cost more for the new console in comparison to its price for PS4. Though none of this has been confirmed by official sources, we can expect a potential difference in price for FIFA 21 on different versions of Playstation. We can only wait to hear a word from the official resources so we may be able to extract true data to satisfy the un-resting urge of the fans worldwide.