Sony has confirmed that its next-generation console will be called the PlayStation 5, and it’ll be out next year; launching in time for “Holiday 2020.”
The company also announced several changes that it’ll be making to the controller on the PS5. Chief among them is replacing the current rumble technology that Sony has been using since the original PlayStation for new haptic feedback technology that it promises will offer a “broader range of feedback.”
The ‘PlayStation 5’ name was confirmed by Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan in a statement on Tuesday. This new PS5 controller will come with a brand new haptic technology.
Ryan says the PS5 controller will offer a broader range of haptic feedback that will vary depending on what’s happening during gameplay. “So crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field.”
Another new feature coming to the controller is what the company calls adaptive triggers; that have been incorporated into the L2/R2 trigger buttons.
it is further revealed that the controller will come with an improved speaker and a USB Type-C connector for charging. Moreover, game installation on the PS5 will be different than in the PS4.
We still do not know what the PlayStation 5 will look like; but Ryan has given a good amount of information to keep us anticipating for a while longer.
Until then, Ryan wants everyone to look forward to upcoming PS4 titles like Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II; and Ghost of Tsushima.