In a surprise announcement on the PlayStation Blog, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will be launching in the holiday season of 2020. Here’s everything we know.
Even with all the news circulating upcoming titles, the upcoming hardware, and what we should begin to expect, Sony hasn’t been quiet about their projects. We’ve seen a lot of the upcoming Kojima Productions title Death Stranding and we’ve gotten subtle hints at how games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man will play on the hardware.
In today’s announcement, Jim Ryan confirmed that the next-gen hardware will indeed be PlayStation 5, no nicknames, no monikers, nothing. Additionally, he confirmed that a preview of the next generation controller is coming soon, but opted to discuss a few of the features, which include haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology (perhaps something close to the HD Rumble Nintendo has), alongside a new adaptive triggers, which will be incorporated into the L2 and R2 triggers.
These new triggers will allow for a more “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,” when combined with the haptic feedback that’s replacing the “rumble” technology.
You can check out a more in-depth exclusive via Wired with Mark Cerny and Jim Ryan about the upcoming PlayStation 5.
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