It is time, boys and girls, for the next gen of console gaming to take the world by storm. Now, Sony has officially come out and said the console will be ready and coming out Holidays 2020. But you might be thinking, oh, we knew this already. However, it’s now their official announcement of the impending console, and it was announced on their blog linked here.
But that’s not all they had to announce about the next gen. They also talk about some redesigns of the Dual shock controller, and that it’ll have some new features implemented.
“The “more” refers to something I’m quite excited about – 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.”
And so far, they’ve revealed two key innovations for the PlayStation 5’s new controller. The first being that they’re replacing the “rumble” tech in the controllers, for haptic feedback. Haptic feedback allows gamers to feel a broad range of vibrations, so crashing a wall in racing game feels different from tackling someone in FIFA. So essentially, it’ll be a more accurate, immersive experience.
The second new feature will be something PlayStation are calling adaptive triggers. Adaptive triggers are now incorporated into the trigger buttons, L2/R2, and will allow developers to program the resistance of the triggers. This makes you able to exactly feel things in game, such as the sensations of drawing a bow and arrow, or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain, as Sony mentions as examples of the new triggers.
Overall, this is probably just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s new about the next gen console. But it does give you a pretty nice peek at just what’ll be possible with it. All aboard the hype train!