Sony has officially announced when its next-gen console (to go up against Xbox’s Project Scarlett), the now-named PlayStation 5 is set to launch.
In a blog post, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO, Jim Ryan said that their PlayStation 5 console will officially be launching in time for Holiday 2020.
While Ryan didn’t give a lot of details about the actual console, the device will come with a new controller that will feature haptic feedback as a replacement for rumble technology.
Sony says that this will help players feel a broader range of feedback from crashing into a wall in a racecar compared to a tackle on a football field.
The PS5’s controller will also feature adaptive triggers that have been incorporated into the L2/R2 trigger buttons.
Here’s what the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller looks like.
The company says that developers can program the resistance of the triggers, so there’s more of a tactile sensation when driving a vehicle off-road or drawing an arrow.
This seems very similar to what Microsoft did with their Xbox One controller.
The PlayStation 5 is set to use a custom CPU based on AMD’s Ryzen line and a GPU using their Navi lineup. The upcoming console will feature a next-gen solid-state drive (SSD), can read 100GB Blu-ray discs and the console can be used as a 4K Blu-ray player.
LetsGoDigital has come up with some 3D renders as to what the PlayStation 5 might look like.
There will also be support for ray-tracing and 8K video output. We’ll hear more about the PlayStation 5 in the next year and in the months ahead of launch.