Sony reveals PlayStation 5 console design, gameplay

Sony revealed the designs of its upcoming PlayStation 5 console and gameplay for several of its games with a livestream on Friday.

The design has a curved rather than squarish look with a white exterior and a black centre. Two models were shown - one with a 4K Blu-ray disc drive and a thinner, digital only version.

Sony PlayStation 5 PS5 design models.
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Fans weren't told how much the new console will cost or exactly when it will be released.

The PS5 event differed from Microsoft's recent Xbox Series X gameplay reveal event in that it showcased a lot of big brands rather than emphasising indie and third-party titles.

Among the games teased were new releases in franchises including Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, Gran Turismo, Resident Evil, Demon's Souls, NBA 2K, Hitman, Ratchet & Clank and Oddworld.

Sony also announced that Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PS5 and that  a new standalone version of Grand Theft Auto Online will be given away free with the console. However, players will still need to pay for a Playstation Plus membership to play it.

Several other titles including brand new games were revealed as well - a selection of the trailers are embedded below.

Sony didn't reveal the PS5's virtual reality peripheral hardware or mention VR at all during the presentation, which lasted more than an hour.

The latest announcements follow Sony revealing the PS5's tech specs and DualSense controller earlier this year.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will both be released later this year, likely in the month of November.

Warning: Some of the trailers below contain material intended for adult audiences.