Next-gen PlayStation officially called PlayStation 5, launching holiday 2020
Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially announced that the PlayStation 5 will launch in holiday 2020.
In addition to confirming the name and release window, SIE President and CEO Jim Ryan revealed a couple of features that will be included in the PlayStation 5 controller. The first of these is the addition of haptic feedback, which will replace the rumble technology found in previous iterations of the DualShock controller.
“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,” Ryan said. “You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.”
While the second new feature is the introduction of “adaptive triggers” for L2 and R2. This will let developers “program the resistance of the triggers” to offer “a powerful experience that better simulates various actions.”
“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,” Ryan explained. “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.”
Ryan ended the update by reminding PlayStation fans that there are still a number of big games coming to PlayStation 4, including Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima.