The rumours have been flying for months but it has now been officially confirmed. The Playstation 5 will launch in time for the festive season in 2020!
That means you have little under a year to start saving up for the new generation console.
The official announcement on when to expect the console also shared a few tidbits about what tech you might find in the Playstation 5. We’ve seen youtube videos and news articles speculating what the new console will offer up for years now, some somewhat more extreme than others. Now Sony has confirmed a few additions, specifically relating to the controller.
A new controller will ship with the Playstation 5
Game Developers have already received early versions of the controller to help integrate its features into future projects. The trigger buttons now have adaptive triggers incorporated. These adaptive triggers are going to give you a much more “real” experience utilising tactile sensation. This means you’ll feel different sensations if you accelerate a vehicle or if you’re rolling around in a sword fight.
The adaptive triggers tie into the haptic feedback that will also be offered with the new controller. If you’ve played on a Playstation 4 you’ll know what “rumble” technology is. Haptics are going to build off rumble and offer up a far larger range of feedback - once again trying to make your gaming experience far more immersive.
According to Sony: “Crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field.”
Haptic feedback is also going to allow you to “sense” textures. So imagine running through a field of long grass with your bow and arrow. You’ll feel that texture via haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers will allow you to feel the sensation of drawing a bow and getting ready to shoot.
The reported additions to the controllers are going to potentially offer up a much more immersive and “real” gaming experience. It isn’t much to go on though: we’re still waiting for other details to drop on the console including some of the potential hardware additions.
There’s more than a year to go before Playstation 5 arrives though, so expect monthly updates and the big marketing plans to roll out soon.
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Article by Sam Wright | Tech Girl
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