The PS5 Has Been Announced
Sony officially announced its next-gen console, PS5, on Tuesday and the console is slated for a Holiday 2020 launch. This announcement comes months after Microsoft officially announced its own next-gen console, Project Scarlett, at E3 2019.
According to Sony Interactive Entertainment President & CEO Jim Ryan, the PS5’s controller is a major upgrade over the Dualshock 4 and the next-gen controller will have “two key innovations”.
“First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the ‘rumble’ technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles,” Ryan said in an official PlayStation Blog post. “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),” Ryan continued. “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,” he added.
Notably, when mentioning upcoming PS4 titles such as Death Stranding, Ryan listed Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima as a PS4 title so fans should still expect it to launch on that platform. There’s been some online speculation that the game would launch on PS5 instead.