Sony Confirms Next Console As PlayStation 5, Releasing in Holiday 2020
The CEO and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan have just confirmed that the next console will indeed be called the PlayStation 5, and it will be releasing next year in the holiday season of 2020.
This is the first major update after the unveiling of the next-gen console back in April of this year. While there has been no visual revelation of the console, Ryan shares some details about the new controller with new haptic feedback features.
Ryan also revealed that the new console will come with an all-new controller that will ship with the PlayStation 5. He stated that it is one of the company’s goal to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games, as they had the opportunity with the new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.
To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.
The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain. In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions. Game creators have started to receive early versions of the new controller, and we can’t wait to see where their imagination goes with these new features at their disposal.
Lastly, Ryan also shared the games that would be coming on the PlayStation 5. He included some titles like Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima. He also added that there is a lot of information that will be revealed in the following year where we might get to see more of the games, the console itself and the new controller that Sony has been working on for the PlayStation 5.
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