With the recent news of Shawn Layden’s departure and the rapid sellouts of The Last of Us 2’s special editions, PlayStation fans need some good news. And they didn’t let us down. Officially announced as of today, the next generation of the PlayStation console, now officially titled the PlayStation 5, is set to release Holiday of 2020.
Aside from announcing the system is officially named PlayStation 5 and its approaching release date, Sony also detailed some exciting insight into their two new developments for controllers. According to the PlayStation Blog, these two changes are haptic feedback and “adaptive triggers”.
Haptic feedback has been developed to enhance the players experience:
We’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” 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.
Similarly, the adaptive triggers are also all about enhancing the experience of PlayStation 5 users. “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,” Sony explained in their blog post.
As the release date for the console approaches, there are sure to be further technological developments and exclusives releases on the horizon, but now all we can do is wait!
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Shelby loves horror, animals with short, stubby legs, and PlayStation exclusives. When she isn’t here writing, her nose is often stuck in a book or hacking people in Overwatch.