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PS5 Website Update Has Fans Stirring

It's honestly been kind of tough to avoid the Xbox Series X these past few months. Microsoft has been talking openly about its next-gen console, even going so far as to show it off, break down all its specs, and make it available for some outlets to put their hands on.

Microsoft's approach has stood in stark contrast to the path Sony is taking with the PlayStation 5. There's a small sign that could be changing, however, as Sony looks to be greasing the gears of its marketing machine in preparation for a huge PS5 push.

The official PlayStation 5 website recently received an update, touting some of the system's finer selling points. One bullet point was added to talk up the "lightning speed" of the PS5, including its upgraded CPU, GPU, and storage. Another made reference to Sony's "stunning games," though none are specifically mentioned. And finally, one last bullet point hit on "breathtaking immersion," reminding players about the PS5's "haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio technology."

You may be wondering — why is this important? It certainly doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know about the PlayStation 5. While that might be true, Sony filling out the official PS5 website could indicate that it's getting ready for more people to visit it. That could mean Sony is going to deliver some huge news about the console very, very soon.

Maybe if we're lucky, we'll finally get to see what the PlayStation 5 looks like.

Sony has shared a few details about the PS5's specs, so we know roughly where it stands in comparison to Microsoft's Xbox Series X. The two utilize the same AMD architecture, though the Series X seems to have a slight edge in terms of power. The PlayStation 5, meanwhile, leans more into faster data transfer speeds. Games on the PS5 will likely load more quickly than those on the Series X.

When it comes to the look of the hardware itself, though, Sony has kept consumers very much in the dark. We at least know what we're getting with the PS5's DualSense controller, as Sony showed off its two-tone design on the PlayStation Blog a few weeks back. Will the PlayStation 5 go for a similar look? Will Sony upend years of design precedent and go with something completely different for its new console? That is anybody's guess until we all see it ourselves.

Another thing Sony has kept hidden away from fans is its launch lineup. There will almost certainly be some third parties helping out on that front when the PS5 hits stores. But what about Sony's first-party studios? Will any of those be contributing something entirely new to the PlayStation 5?

Many are expecting 2020 releases like The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima to receive PS5 performance boosts, if not full-on re-releases tailored for the machine. Sony has yet to tease anything additional, however. As much as we'd love to hear news about a Horizon Zero Dawn 2 coming out for the PS5's launch in Holiday 2020, Sony hasn't given us much to work with. But it seems inconceivable that a brand new PlayStation console could launch without a new first-party exclusive.

Sony is known for its exclusives. That would be crazy, wouldn't it?

And then there's the matter of price, which both the PS5 and the Series X have yet to reveal. Many are speculating that Sony and Microsoft are essentially playing a game of chicken when it comes to next-gen console prices. Both are waiting for the other to make an announcement on that front, because neither wants to end up having the more expensive machine.

Someone will have to say something at some point, though. Perhaps if Sony plans on having an event sometime in the near future, it'll be the PS5 that gets a price first. Then we'll finally know how much we have to stash away in our piggy banks.

So as you can see, there's still plenty Sony can talk about with regard to the PlayStation 5. When it'll choose to do so is another matter entirely, but the recent website updates at least offer some home that Sony is getting ready to unleash more PS5 news on the world.

Given the state of the world at the moment, any kind of presentation will likely come in the form of a "State of Play" stream. If we hear something about one of those potentially coming in the future, we'll let you know.