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.

Previous details were released in two exclusive articles on Wired. The latest piece adds that the PS5 controller will use USB-C for charging.

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.

Source: Wired, (2) via PlayStation Blog

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