This morning via an article from Wired and the PlayStation Blog, Sony has provided some official information regarding heir next-gen console. Two of the biggest pieces of info are the fact that it is officially called the PlayStation 5 and that it will be available in time for the holidays in 2020.
The next big thing is that with the new PS5 controller Sony is tossing out the rumble feature which has been a staple in controllers since Nintendo gave us the Rumble Pack on the N64.
Jim Ryan President & CEO, SIE has the following to say about the new features of the PS5 controller:
“There are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, 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.”
“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 can’t wait to see where their imagination goes with these new features at their disposal.”
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