I consider myself to be a patient man. When my partner was expecting our first child, having been induced early to mitigate any potential complications that may have occurred if she had gone full term, I was a forbearing and compassionate confident over the commencing 3 days it took for our unicorn loving daughter to finally emerge. Whereas my other half was an irritating grump! Complaining incessantly about her collapsed lung and subsequent respiratory issues. Honestly, no patience! But the stifling anticipation I’ve endured waiting for any substantial information about the PS5 has been an agonising misery she will never truly understand. With the exception of the duel sense controller and the leaden hardware reveal, Sony have been unusually reticent to divulge any significant details. Months of speculation concerning hardware and the aesthetic of the console, the latter of which has received various artistic renditions from enthusiastic fans have been fun diversions. But it’s time to get real.
The world could do with some joy. Something to distract from the turmoil and apathy that has become a pervasive blight on society. Of course I realise that this is a Sony digital conference which has the potential to be as dry as an Egyptian cinnamon roll, with humour as bland as a Simply Red song covered by Coldplay. But I’m trying to remain optimistic about it all. Hoping that what we see tonight will justify the predicted inflated price. I don’t want to delve too deeply, forensically analysing every facet, but gleam a general sense of whether the PS5 is a day 1 purchase. Fingers crossed for “Knack 3”.
After the reveal……
Intial thoughts? Sony have done an admirable job. “Spiderman “not” 2, “Ratchet & Clank” and “Horizon Zero Dawn 2” are system sellers for me, personally. I’m always down for Resident Evil! “Stray” looks interesting. Cats with backpacks is a niche I didn’t realise I needed. “Bugsnax” looks weirdly charming and certainly a game I can introduce to my daughter, much like “Kena: Bridge of spirits” and “Sackboy”. The “coming of age dinosaurs” game is a little beyond me. “Gran Turismo 7” couldn’t be less interesting. And everything else is a little modest let’s say. Considering the launch titles the PS4 had, this is far more impressive. Lack of gameplay is a little disappointing and no price reveal is frustr. The console itself though is nice. Not amazing. Would look great in black! But how many games consoles have a collar?
What did you guys think? Let me know in the comments below. Cheers.