Sony has confirmed its next-generation PlayStation 5’s name and its release window, as the gaming product will be launched on Holiday 2020.
In April, PlayStation 4 system architect Mark Cerny confirmed that Sony has a new PlayStation system upgrade down to the line. Now, Sony CEO Jim Ryan took to the PlayStation Blog to announce that the PS5 would arrive in 2020.
“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,” he said.
According to him, PlayStation 5 will have “two key innovations” coming to the new controller. Sony has further revealed that PlayStation will drop the rumble technology used since the fifth generation of consoles in favour of haptic feedback.
Moreover, Ryan has claimed that Sony will develop a broader range of feedback in the new PlayStation product. The gamers will notice the difference in “crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field.”
Also, the second feature is included in the DualShock 4’s successor will be adaptive triggers, which will be integrated into the existing L2 and R2 triggers.
Sony even claimed that developers would have the ability to “program” the resistance of the adaptive triggers and it will allow players to “feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain.”
The Japanese company has now confirmed that studios have received early versions of the new controller. Leaked images reportedly surfaced of the PS5 dev kit in August on Dutch website LetsGoDigital.
A Codemasters employee ‘confirmed’ that the leaked dev kit is real after posting on Twitter that they had received one in the studio’s office.