Sony PlayStation 5 preview: Everything we know so far

UPDATED: the £450 PS5 will be available to buy in the UK from November 19

Before the PlayStation 4 came out, armchair analysts projected the death of the console. Instead, it has sold 106 million units and counting. Console gaming isn't going away anytime soon.

And if you didn't already assume that, well, Sony has made it official: the company has been sharing official details on the next PlayStation home console, the PlayStation 5. Yep, you really have lived through five generations of PlayStations. 

Sony has dumped a load of info on games and a first glimpse at the hardware itself, all of which you'll find below. Here's what we know so far, and we'll be updating this story over time as new details and leaks emerge.

Additional reporting by Matt Tate

What will the controller be like?

You're looking at the new DualSense controller, the successor to the classic DualShock line. Nice, right?

The new two-tone aesthetic is immediately striking, along with the thicker-looking build and reshaped touchpad, but there's also plenty changed on the inside.

The old rumble technology will be replaced with more sensitive haptic feedback, like you see on phones, providing more flexibility for developers. More interestingly, the controller will have L2 and R2 "adaptive triggers" that can be programmed for different levels of resistance, changing the kind of tactile feel you get from the play experience. That sounds pretty neat.