Sony confirm the Playstation 5 for Holidays 2020
Playstation 5 officially announced for 2020
Yesterday, in an exclusive interview in Wired, followed by an announcement on the Playstation Blog, Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has confirmed that the Playstation 5 is a thing, will indeed be named the Playstation 5, and is set to reach retailers in time for Holidays 2020.
Hardware accelerated ray-tracing, SSD instead of old school hard-drive are among the features that had already been confirmed by Sony for the upcoming console.
For those who were wondering, the PS5 will not be a “digital only” console. Sony tells Wired that physical games will come on 100GB discs, that you insert in a drive that “doubles as a 4K Blu-Ray player”.
New haptic-feedback controller for the PS5
One of the innovations of the PS5 that got the most detailed in this latest update, though, is its revamped controller. The DualShock 5 (not its official name yet) will replace the “old school” rumble mechanism with haptic feedback. This, according to Sony, will allow for much more immersive feedback.
Another feature of the new controller will be “adaptive triggers”, which will give game creators options to control the resistance of the triggers through their games. To give an example, Ryan says:
You feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain.
On the haptic-feedback controller, here’s what the Wired journalist has to say about the experience:
I ran a character through a platform level featuring a number of different surfaces, all of which gave distinct—and surprisingly immersive—tactile experiences. Sand felt slow and sloggy; mud felt slow and soggy. On ice, a high-frequency response made the thumbsticks really feel like my character was gliding. Jumping into a pool, I got a sense of the resistance of the water; on a wooden bridge, a bouncy sensation.
As to how easy the PS5 will be to hack or Jailbreak… well it’s too early to know 🙂
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