Sony finally revealed what we've all been anxiously waiting to learn for a while now - their next console, PlayStation 5, launches in time for 2020 holidays, along with a new controller with haptic technology and adaptive triggers.
"Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there's been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring. Today I'm proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we'll be launching in time for Holiday 2020", said Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan.
Sony obviously decided to shift their promotion efforts from virtually null into full overdrive and they've already revealed some fresh info about the inner workings of PlayStation 5 consoles, but more on that later.
Ryan specifically mentioned the new controller, which the team are pretty proud with apparently, and there are two key changes coming with PlayStation 5 gamepads.
"We're adopting haptic feedback to replace the 'rumble' technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field", Ryan wrote in the PlayStation blog.
This should provide users with unique sensory experience for different activities, so they'd be able to sense whether they're running through grass or mud.
The second change coming with PlayStation 5 controllers are adaptive triggers that will be part of L2 and R2 buttons.
"Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain. In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions", Ryan said.
Sony's dev team is pretty excited with what game developers may come up with using PlayStation 5 controllers, as the new features provide some unique implementation opportunities.