The PlayStation maker, Sony, has announced in an official statement Tuesday on the PlayStation Japan website, the PlayStation 5 will be launched at the end of 2020. The US PlayStation site has also confirmed the release of the PlayStation 5 for the US as being the 2020 holiday.
The new PlayStation will not be only a graphical upgrade, but certain upgrades are included like UI features, ray-tracing support, discs it uses, SSD, and other aspects of the system.
Here’s everything we know about the PlayStation 5
Sony Interactive Entertainment presenter Mr. Jim Ryan published the news in his blog post “I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020,” Mr. Jim Ryan further Said, “These updates may not be a huge surprise, but we wanted to confirm them for our PlayStation fans, as we start to reveal additional details about our vision for the next generation.”
Mr. Ryan also shares some additional information on Sony’s vision for the next-generation technology, along with its plans for the PlayStation 5 controller: “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.”
“To that end, 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 of 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.”
The company has shared further details on the PlayStation 5 in an interview. The company promised fans that the hard drive is faster than the current-gen consoles and replaced with a more efficient SSD (solid-state drive). More details include:
- The PS5 will include a disc drive for physical games and 4K Blu-rays.
- PS5 discs will have a capacity of 100 GB.
- Game installation is mandatory, but the console will allow you to install a multiplayer campaign, for example, or install the entire game and then delete the single-player portion once you’re done.
- The controller “doesn’t have a name yet,” but it contains an improved speaker, USB-C connectivity, and a larger-capacity battery.
- “There is a ray-tracing acceleration in the GPU hardware,” says Mark Cerny, lead system architect.
- The new UI will allow you to see more details on what you can play at any time, as well as more on what your friends are doing.
- Bluepoint Games, the studio behind remakes such as Shadow of the Colossus and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, is working on a PS5 game that it says is a “big” one.
Sony has not revealed the exact release date or price point nor how the PlayStation will look like. In April, the company stated that it was working on a PlayStation 5 but stopped revealing further details about its window or name. So this is the first time the company has confirmed those details.
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