PS5 Early Reviews Describe the Next-Gen Console as a Substantial Leap Forward

PS5 reviews have arrived and it makes it sound as though Sony has made a worthwhile jump from the PS4.

November 6, 2020

Hot off the heels of Xbox Series X reviews dropping yesterday, reviews for the PS5 have now landed this morning. While we’ve been upfront here at DualShockers that we won’t have our coverage of the next-gen console going live until after its formal release, impressions of the platform that are live right now seem to paint it in quite a positive light.

In a general sense, many outlets have found the PS5 to truly give that feeling of “next-gen” that many are often searching for when first picking up a new console. VG247 perhaps explained this best by saying, “For me, if you’re after that new generation thrill, PS5 is currently the only choice.” Tom’s Guide mirrored this by saying that the PS5 “truly feels like a generational leap for console gaming.”

Beyond just being outright impressive, the new DualSense controller seems to be what is catching most reviewers by surprise with the PS5. IGN’s review of the PlayStation 5 painted the DualSense out to be the real game-changer saying, “It’s the DualSense controller that’s proven to be the surprise haymaker I never saw coming; it truly leaves other controllers feeling primitive in comparison.” GameSpot mirrored this sentiment in its own review saying that playing games with the new DualSense is an absolute “delight.”

Lastly, those tech-analyzing wizards over at Digital Foundry who usually speak best to new hardware were able to put the PS5’s backward compatibility to the test and found it to be “excellent.” While the hardware is still only compatible with PS4 titles, Digital Foundry said that for the most part, it’s able to match up to the Xbox Series X in this area. “If a game runs with an unlocked frame-rate or has the option to disengage a 30fps cap, you get the same transformative experience that you get on Xbox Series X,” their article on this aspect of the PS5 said.

It remains to be seen what we’ll have to say about the PS5 here at DualShockers, but it’s safe to assume at this point that Sony’s latest hardware looks like it could be worth the investment. We’ll have more for you on our end with the PS5 next week on November 12.

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