Opening a new console at the starting block of the next generation there’s always a frisson of excitement as you wonder what wonderful games you will be able to play on it in the years ahead… then your thoughts return back to earth as you realise the only games you have available to play right now are just somewhat improved versions of annualised franchises.
PlayStation 5 is different. Emboldened by the PlayStation CEO’s mantra that the firm ‘believes in generations’ it has pushed to innovate with its new console and included with it is the brand new DualSense controller that features two new technologies to increase game immersion.
To introduce them to the player Sony’s Tokyo-based studio Team Asobi has produced a technical showcase Astro’s Playroom that comes preinstalled on every PS5. As it happens, it’s more than just a tech demo, it’s a wonderful game that creatively celebrates the best of PlayStation history.