Sony has officially confirmed the highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 release date.
It’s been quite a while since Sony confirmed that it will be releasing another generation of consoles.
In a statement, Sony gave an update to fans who cannot wait to get their hands on the next generation of gaming consoles from Sony. Fans will have to wait a little longer – until Holiday-season 2020.
Along with confirming the PlayStation 5 release date, Sony also officially confirmed that it will, in fact, be called the PlayStation 5. The company hadn’t previously confirmed the name of the console, only referring to it as its “next-generation of consoles”.
Sony obviously knows what it’s doing by letting the PlayStation 5 release date fall over Holiday-season, as it will make the perfect gift for the holidays. It’s also a time of the year where people are generally more eager to give away money, which means the PlayStation 5 release date is perfectly timed.
Sony further confirmed that a new controller will be released alongside the new gaming console.
One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games, and we had the opportunity with our new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.
Sony is adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. According to the company, with haptics, players will 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.
Sony is also using a technology it’s calling adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the new 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 it’s expected that the controllers and the PlayStation 5 release date will corollate.
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