The PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation video game console, will be released officially for the 2020 holiday. The new console, which is expected to come out with Microsoft’s Scarlett rival project, will also be called, as many have assumed, the PlayStation 5.
“The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is our next-generation machine and is scheduled for the 2020 end-of-year sales season,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment President and Chief Executive Officer. Jim Ryan, in a new publication on the PlayStation blog. Ryan said Sony plans to “rethink” the iconic design of the PlayStation DualShock controller. He also mentions that the PlayStation 5’s gamepad will feature haptic technology rather than a traditional rumble, as well as adaptive triggers.
In some ways, the vibration features of the PlayStation 5 gamepad are very similar to Switch’s HD Rumble feature. In terms of adaptive triggers, Ryan explains that developers will be able to program a specific resistance to the PS5’s L2 and R2 triggers, which will allow players to take “more realistic steps.”
“The game creators have started receiving the first versions of the new controller, and we can not wait to see where their imagination goes with these new features available to them,” said Ryan.