Just a few moments ago, Sony confirmed their PlayStation 5 will launch sometime during Holiday 2020. The PlayStation 5 is without a doubt the most highly anticipated Next-Gen console. Running off the massive success of the PlayStation 4, the next-generation system will have mighty big shoes to fill. Not much is known about the system just yet, but Sony did take time to clarify a few specifics about the next-gen controller with a blog post on the Official PlayStation Blog.
Sony first divulges that they are getting rid of the vibration found in their current dual-shock controllers. In its place will be a new haptic feedback system gamers will be able to feel different types of impact instead of just a constant rumble. For example, crashing into a barrier in a racing game will trigger a different sensation than that of getting tackled in Madden. You’ll also be able to feel the sensations of different types of movements. Running through the grass will trigger a different sensation from sloshing through mud.
The second update Sony shared also had to do with their controllers, but this time in relation to the triggers. They will now be called “adaptive triggers” and users will see the L2 and R2 buttons be remappable via game devs. All this means is those triggers will now simulate the differences between certain actions. You may now have to press the button a bit firmer to draw back a bow, or to accelerate a jeep through rough terrain.
In an interview with Wired, Sony chief Jim Ryan and PS5 system architect Mark Cerny gave additional details about the upcoming system. They confirmed that all PS5 games will be available on 100GB Blu-Ray discs, but ALL games will have to be installed on the SSD with the PS5. They also discussed the possibility of gamers being able to choose portions of the game to install, instead of the entire experience. So instead of having to install everything, gamers will now be able to choose whether or not they want just the multiplayer part of a game, or if they’ll stick to the single-player campaign. If they want it all, they can choose to install the complete game.
While details are still pretty scarce, we now have an official launch date which means more info will start to trickle out as we near that day.