Sony has set a name for itself in the gaming realm. Their PlayStation consoles have been popular and now, a 5th generation is expected. Sony recently confirmed the same. The Japanese giant affirmed in their blog that the next-generation console will be known as the PlayStation 5.
Fans will have to wait till 2020’s holiday season, which will unequivocally help its sales. Sony also mentioned the changes PlayStation 5 will bring forth. PS5’s controller will undergo several improvements, such as the addition of a new haptic feedback system that will replace the old noisy feedback fans put up with for years. This new haptic feedback will also allow for additional controls while gaming.
New ‘Adaptive Triggers’ will also be implemented for the L2/R2 buttons on the controller. Developers will surely program the tension in the triggers, which will allow for experiences such as gamer’s being able to feel the force as they pull back on the string of a bow, or forcing them to push the triggers harder while driving through rough terrain. Sony gives an instance where players can “get a sense of a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.”
Wired has covered a detailed article on what can be expected from the PlayStation 5 as Sony gave an early hands-on to them. They mention that the controller looks the same as PlayStation 4’s Dual Shock controller, with changes such as a larger battery, the inclusion of USB-C, and improved speakers.
Another welcome edition will be the inclusion of standard 100GB Blu-ray discs, but Sony says all games will have to be installed to the internal super-fast SSD this time around. Although there’s no word how much storage will be offered. We will keep you updated so stay tuned.