Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 Release Date for Holiday 2020!
Surprising few, Sony has officially announced that the PlayStation 5 (the official name for the next console in their line) will officially arrive in stores during the holiday season of 2020. As with most console releases, the PlayStation 5 release date will likely fall in November.
On the official PlayStation blog, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan revealed some new details about the upcoming console, specifically its brand new controller.
“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.’
“To that end, there are two key innovations with the 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.”
“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.”
It was previously revealed that the PlayStation 5 will still use physical media and will be backwards-compatible with PlayStation 4 games. When the new console does come out, new games will be released for the PS4 as well as the PS5.
The new console will also have an internal SSD and will support 8K graphics. You can read further details about the PlayStation 5’s hardward and software architecture in a new report at Wired.