Sony has just officially announced its next console and it will indeed be called the PlayStation 5.
In a blog post from President and CEO Jim Ryan, he confirmed that the next PlayStation console will launch Holiday 2020. That pits Microsoft’s next Xbox console codenamed Project Scarlett against the PS5.
What was focused on the post was mainly Sony’s attempt to reinvent the PlayStation controller. There are two innovations mentioned. the first is the haptic feedback technology to replace the “rumble” currently available on the PS4 controller.
Ryan states that “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 - adaptive triggers, which can be found in the trigger buttons (L2/R2) of the PS5 controller.
“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. “ says Ryan
The post ends with Ryan reminding readers of upcoming titles like Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and The Last of Us Part II are all coming to the PS4. No confirmation about them being part of the PS5 lineup but it’s safe to say more details will come this year.
You can read the official blog post from PlayStation here: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/10/08/an-update-on-next-gen-playstation-5-launches-holiday-2020/