Sony did something we had hoped to see from one of the console giants in a long time. The company made use of its momentum from the current generation PlayStation 4, and gave us no room to look away during its PlayStation 5 reveal. From the already amazing library of exclusives, to a console reveal that can only be described as softcore tech-pornography, Sony checked every box and met needs that we never knew we had in the first place. It’s safe to say Sony’s approach with the PlayStation 5 is already leagues ahead of what it has done in the past, and the company has wasted no time in winning us over.
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Well, we have nothing else to do until Sony feeds us more information about its upcoming console so I took it upon myself to go through the various accessories and save you the trouble of having sleepless nights as to whether or not Sony colour coded the charging station for its controllers. Spoiler alert: they have.
We're kicking things off with a USB dongle. While this may look like your average dongle, Sony took a lot of care to give its own picture so it’s definitely important and worth putting at the very beginning of the article. As you can see, the PlayStation logo, featuring its iconic curves, are etched into the matte black plastic shell of this USB. That already has given it the required street credit and we bet its USB parents approve of it coming this far in life (something the dongle and I don’t have in common). Unfortunately, the dongle doesn’t hold the answers to the universe, but instead, allows the PlayStation 5 headset to pair wirelessly with the console. Try not to lose it.
Speaking of the aforementioned headset, Sony has dubbed its futuristic-looking headset the PULSE 3D Wireless Headset which replaces the PlayStation 4’s Gold Headset range. The headset supports 3D Audio - a feature Sony highlighted as a major part of the PlayStation 5 - and dual-noise cancelling microphones. Considering that this replaces Sony’s midrange headsets, this means that there is still room for a Platinum Headset successor which may already be releasing sometime in the near future.
If for some absurd reason the DualSense 5 isn’t your preferred method of navigating the PlayStation 5, Sony has just the right accessory for you. The Media Remote may look like your average Avante-Garde remote, but this remote has built-in microphones for voice commands and four unmarked buttons that we have no idea what they will be used for. Just for that mystery alone, there’s more than enough reason to get the gang together, bust out some Scooby Snacks, and solve this together. Talking dog not included.
What’s the point of having a futuristic-looking controller if you don’t have the colour coded charging dock to match? That would be pointless. Might as well hang the controllers from the ceiling and try running the Halo: Master Chief Collection on your PS5. The charging dock does exactly what it says on the box. It can charge up to two controllers with the USB Type C connections found on the top, allowing the controllers to sit flush on the charging station. If you’re all for the PlayStation 5 aesthetic, this matching charging dock will be the perfect way to flaunt your supremacy for any of your unsuspecting friends who don’t own a PlayStation 5 and are actively being responsible with their finances. Jokes on them, that fancy new car can’t play Spider-Man: Miles Morales and probably doesn’t have ray-tracing support. While you may end up losing all your friends in the process, you will still have a fancy charging dock that will never leave you. The colour-coded charging dock doesn’t ask any questions, it always understands.
The new HD Camera (with two 1080p sensors) is definitely Sony’s sequel to the PlayStation 4 camera, and offers a better resolution for you to see what you look like while playing your PlayStation 5. It’s currently aimed at aspiring streamers, giving them a way to stream effortlessly from their console. This beautiful webcam will make you feel at ease, thanks you its elegant design and matching colours. Who cares that there’s something constantly looking at you if it looks this great?
Sony has already given its controller plenty of limelight, boasting some amazing features that is definitely a first for the company. Seeing the games on offer, it’s going to be a treat to see just how tactile web-swinging will be in the upcoming Spider-Man games, or what it will be like to draw your bow in Horizon Forbidden West. The DualSense 5 also has a better speaker and built-in microphone that will let you talk to your friends without having a headset on. As for the battery-life, we have yet to see how well the controller will handle endurance playthroughs. Our expectations have been lowered since looking at all the features the controller offers.
Last, but certainly not least, is the PlayStation 5. A literal example for what it means to be physically attracted to a piece of hardware. Arguably one of the most beautiful consoles ever made, and the perfect statement Sony could have made for the future of consoles. Sony has heavily marketed its amazing SSD speeds, 3D Audio, and ray-tracing support. No matter which way you look at it, none of us saw this coming. Especially after the rather safe design that Microsoft opted to go with regarding the Xbox Series X. The future is now, old man.
These are currently the various products Sony has showcased alongside its PlayStation 5. Pricing is yet to be announced, so we have no idea whether or not the accessories will be worth coughing out the extra money, but they sure are beautifully designed. Going off of Sony’s history, many of the accessories such as the HD Camera and the Media Remote will cater to a very niche crowd, but that’s just good ol’ Sony covering all their bases. Sony still has a lot more planned for us over the coming months, so all we have to do is sit back and enjoy the show. Who even needs two kidneys? I can always just sell the one.
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