PlayStation 5 announced for holiday 2020
Sony has proved that its next-generation console will be called the PlayStation 5 and it’ll be out next year starting in time for Holiday 2020. The company also announced some 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 other big change that Sony is talking about today is a technology it’s calling “adaptive triggers,” which will go in the primary R2/L2 triggers on the PS5’s controller.
According to Sony developers will be able to program the resistance of the triggers giving the example that you’ll be able to the increased tension as you draw back a bow or force you to push down with extra weight if you’re driving through the rough ground. Although sony isn’t verifying if it’ll call it the DualShock 5 just yet. Wired also confirmed that the PS5’s controller will finally be making the jump to USB-C as well as other cultures like a larger battery and improved discussants. The sony also confirms that the PS5 will use standard 100GB Blu-ray discs — Sony had previously established that the console will offer a disc drive — but all games will have to be installed to the inside SSD this time around.
That super-fast SSD is still the biggest update that Sony is showing off, and it says that the installation requirement is due to the speed difference between the optical drive and the internal solid-state one. Sony does promise that the SSD’s improvements to how it reads data mean that games will be able to take up less space, though, which should help soften the blow for the mandatory installation requirements.
Sony will also let developers break up the power of their games by installing just the multiplayer elements or just the singleplayer campaign on the PS5. Also new on the PS5 is a completely revamped user interface that will give off far more detailed social features on the home screen. Sony ensures that you’ll be able to see and launch directly into specific features of a game like a singleplayer level or multiplayer match straight from the home screen. Sony will be offering a question that becomes far more powerful with mandatory game installation what kind of VR options there’ll be or what the actual hardware will seem like or cost. But with the new holiday 2020 release date. It likely won’t be too long before Sony starts giving some solutions to those questions.