Sony announced their next-generation console back in April and we haven’t overly heard that much about it. But on their PlayStation Blog today they’ve announced that the PlayStation 5 will be launching in Holiday 2020.
Oh, and PlayStation 5 is the official name for their next-gen console.
We all knew it was coming next year, but it’s good to get confirmation from Sony that is definitely happening. They have also mentioned new controllers that will launch with the console.
‘To that end, there are two key innovations with 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,’ revealed Sony
Sony says, ‘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.’
There will be much more information about the PlayStation 5 in the year ahead, but the PlayStation 4 reign is not over with titles such as The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Final Fantasy VII Remake, releasing over the end of this year and early spring.
But no doubt we’ll be seeing upgrading blockbusters of these titles as potential launch titles for the PlayStation 5. As Project Scarlett is launching Holiday 2020 as well, so both next-gen consoles will be available at the end of next year, it’s going to be one expensive Christmas.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 8, 2019
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