Welcome to the new generation of Playstation! For a few days now the PS5 has been more or less available in stores and the lucky gamers who managed to get hold of a device are enjoying the technical progress. If you are still undecided or have to wait: We'll tell you what our first impressions of the console are and test the most important starting titles – above all our cover story from the last issue. Spider-Man: Miles Morales turned out as good as first impressions suggested, making it a wonderful start to the PS5 era.
The remake of Demon's Souls – the forefather of all Souls games – has already made it into our test area. The wait was definitely worth it and every PS5 owner can now catch up on the PS3 classic in wonderful next-gen graphics and explore the origins of the genre. You can read in the large test what bothers us a little about the game. We also have a surprise in store: Sackboy: A Big Adventure has become a real hit. The step into the third dimension does the LittleBigPlanet offshoot incredibly well, even if the editor content had to fall by the wayside.
From then on, we'll look at various third-party titles that mark the transition between the two Playstation generations and appear for both the PS4 and the PS5. There would be Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, for example, which we were finally able to explore completely after a lot of detailed previews – and our tester was enthusiastic about the medieval assassination. We also looked at the second Ubisoft Open World title of autumn – Watch Dogs: Legion – for the new play5. In the test you can read why we consider the third part to be perhaps the best of the series so far. And the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War or the Dirt 5 race sequel will also appear for both generations and will be extensively tested by us.
- Cover story: Playstation 5. The new generation of consoles is here and we take a close look at the technology, the accessories and of course the first next-gen games, including with Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls.
- Previews: Hitman 3 Destruction AllStars Most Wanted
- Special: PS5: Our check on the console release
- Testing: Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Demon's Souls Watch Dogs: Legion Sackboy: A Big Adventure Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War Dirt 5 Yakuza: Like A Dragon The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope NBA 2K21 (PS5) Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part One Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Jackbox Party Pack 7 XIII Remake Ghostrunner Mad Rat Dead Hyberbrawl Tournament Great shopping guide with everyone Reference games
- Magazine & reports: The Cold War in Video Games · 30 Years of Monkey Island · My First Time: UFO: Enemy Unknown · Multimedia
- Over 180 minutes of videos on the magazine DVD: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla · Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales · Dirt 5 · Yakuza: Like A Dragon · Sackboy: A Big Adventure · Watch Dogs: Legion u. v. m.
The entire play5 team wishes you a lot of fun with the new play5 01/21!
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