Sony has officially announced via the President & CEO, SIE Jim Ryan that the Playstation 5 will release during holiday 2020. This was previously known, or at least that the next generation PS5 was on the horizon. It will go head to head with Xbox Scarlett. With this release date announcement, they also mentioned one of the big changes. The rumble technology will be removed with the new controller, as they move to haptic feedback instead.
“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 next feature they mention is what they call adaptive triggers which are incorporated into the L2/R2 trigger buttons.” 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.”
They also mention that game creators already have early versions of the new controller and generally that games are being worked on for this next gen console. More details are sure to arrive over the next year, stay tuned. For now, read our review of Days Gone or check out the Playstation hub for additional coverage of the gaming platform.
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