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On this week’s Generation Next, the gang dissect the latest PS5 news, as well as discuss how strange it is that there’s so much about the console we don’t know yet.

Things have been a little quiet on the PlayStation 5 front lately, but Sony has started drip-feeding us small amounts of information. Of course, it’s not enough to quench our thirst, but at this point, we’ll take whatever we can get. The relatively reserved approach Sony has taken on delivering details has us wondering what its strategy is, and that’s exactly what the subject of this episode of Generation Next is about.

Lucy, Jordan, and Tamoor talk through Sony’s decision to stay tight-lipped about all things PS5 and what it means for people that are currently thinking about making new console purchasing decisions. They also reflect on how this strategy impacts Microsoft, as it also gears up to launch the Xbox Series X/S in the same period.

From there, the team hits all the information that Sony has provided in the last week. This includes small details on how the DualSense controller identifies different players, how much hard drive space is allegedly taken up by the OS, and the decision to swap the function of two buttons around in Japan.

On top of that, there’s a discussion about the Tempest 3D Audio Engine (which won’t work at full capacity when the console launches), the official PS5 teardown video, and the recent Trophy changes, among other things.

Generation Next is GameSpot’s weekly video show all about the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Each Friday, join PlayStation Pro Tamoor Hussain, Xbox Xpert Jordan Ramée, and Console Connoisseur Lucy James as they discuss the biggest stories about the new consoles.

00:00 – Intro
00:55 – Thoughts on Sony’s PS5 Pre-Release Strategy Compared to Xbox
05:44 – Japanese Hands-On Details – DualSense Lights, Load Times, and Fan Noises
08:19 – Alleged Storage Space
09:58 – X and O Buttons Swapped In Japan
12:02 – Tempest 3D AudioTech Staggered Launch
13:36 – Trophy Level Changes
15:41 – Trophy Tracking Is Finally Coming?
16:38 – PS5 Teardown Video – Cooling Fan, Dust Catchers, Removeable Base, etc.
22:04 – Stuff We Still Don’t Know – Create Button, UI, etc.
25:43 – Outro

Japanese coverage translated:
Chris Pereira’s ‘Hey Sony, How Exactly Does PS5 Work?’ article:

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