Category PS5 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Oct 8, 2019 at 1:39 PM       2,836       13            
We've seen lots of PS5 rumors, and today Sony officially confirmed both the PlayStation 5 name for their next-generation console and launch date of Holiday 2020 as expected! :love:

Here's the latest PS5 news, to quote from Sony President & CEO Jim Ryan on the official announcement via PlayStation Blog:

Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that thereโ€™s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring. Today Iโ€™m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and weโ€™ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.

These updates may not be a huge surprise, but we wanted to confirm them for our PlayStation fans, as we start to reveal additional details about our vision for the next generation. WIRED magazine covered these updates and more in a story that posted this morning.

The โ€œmoreโ€ refers to something Iโ€™m quite excited about โ€“ a preview of the new controller that will ship with PlayStation 5. 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 5โ€™s new controller. First, weโ€™re adopting haptic feedback to replace the โ€œrumbleโ€ 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 canโ€™t wait to see where their imagination goes with these new features at their disposal.

While thereโ€™s much more to share about PlayStation 5 in the year ahead, we have plenty of blockbuster experiences coming your way on PS4, including Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima. Iโ€™d like to thank all PlayStation fans for continuing the journey with us, as we embark on the future of games.

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