Our PS5 review is finally here, showcasing everything the next generation console is capable of and whether or not it is worth the £449/359 price tag currently being flaunted by Sony. The question of upgrading is likely on the minds of millions right now, so is the hardware worth investing in right away?
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The majority of your PS4 library is supported out of the box, and will benefit from the more powerful hardware out of the box, with a number of games already being updated to support increased performance, resolution and faster loading times. You will be able to transfer your existing gaming live over to PS5 with ease, which makes an upgrade much easier to swallow than in previous years.
However, many of its big games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon 2: Forbidden West will be coming to PS4. Factor in the free upgrades being offered to next-gen versions of certain games and the temptation to hold off only grows. Knowing this, upgrading to the PS5 will likely depend on how badly you want to see visuals and performance improvements across the board.
New features such as ray tracing and the fantastic DualSense controller are also worth considering, with the latter feeling like a true generational leap in terms of technological immersion. It was a big reason why Astro’s Playroom earned a rare 5/5 in our review: “In the modern landscape it’s easy to believe we’ve seen everything the medium has to offer, but then a title such as Astro’s Playroom comes along and redefines all previous conventions. It’s pure platforming excellence and hopefully spells a bright future for one of Sony’s finest current mascots.”
Taking all this into account, there is no right answer to whether or not you should wait before investing in the PS5. If the specs, games and featues are enough to sway you, I’d dive right in. On the flipside, if the offerings feel slim right now, waiting until 2021 when stock is more plentiful is equally as valid.
The PS5 will be launching in the UK and Europe on November 12, with the rest of the world receiving it a week earlier on November 12. Keep an eye on Trusted Reviews for all of the latest coverage.