If there is one really good thing happening this year, then it’s the launch of the new PlayStation 5. From design to confirmed features, here’s everything you can expect…

Ok, where shall we begin? First up, the PS5 is rocking an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that puts out 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power. But for everyone who does not speak the language, here are some juicier key facts:

The next-generation console actually comes with two versions: one with an optical disc drive and one ‘Digital Edition’ that does without it. As for the design, it’s safe to say that the 5th generation console really stands out with a completely different look and space-age black-and-white colour scheme. Also, a number of new accessories have been revealed: A new Pulse 3D wireless headset, a DualSense Charging Station in which you can dock two controllers at once, and a HD Camera that mimics the look of the console itself. The PS5 will also be compatible with current PSVR hardware, and there are also rumours of PSVR 2, so get ready for PS5 to have a VR option!

If you’re wondering which games you can play on the new PS5, let us tell you that there are a lot of options! They include a new Spider-man entry, a Horizon Zero Dawn se-quel, a Demon’s Souls remake, Resident Evil 8 and many more to be announced. Now another important question PSfans will have: Can we play PS4 games on the PS5? The answer is yes! The PS5 will definitely be backwards compatible with “almost all” PS4 games. However, just as exciting as the PS5 specs is the new controller. The Du-alSense PS5 controller comes with the same stylish look as the console. But beyond the design, it’s a slew of impressive-sounding features that marks a significant depar-ture from its predecessors: Wireless controlling, adaptive shoulder button triggers with haptic feedback, and a built-in microphone — now you can talk to friends with-out having to wear a headset. All in all, it looks like the new-generation console will bring play with no limits, and Sony officially confirmed the rough release date to be Q4 2020 — so you better start saving. ✤