PlayStation 5 Release Window, Name And New Details Confirmed By Sony

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It’s been confirmed by Sony that the next generation console from the company, the PlayStation 5, will be launching at the end of 2020.

Although a 2020 date had already been confirmed by the company, it’s now revealed that Sony is targeting the end of the year for its official launch.

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Sharing the news on the PlayStation Japan blog, Sony top dog Jim Ryan writes (translated): “I received a lot of Meanwhile, today we will inform you that the name of our next generation machine is ‘PlayStation 5’ (PS5), and that the release is scheduled for the year-end sales season of 2020.”

Speaking specifically about the new controller, Ryan adds: “There are two important innovations in the new PS5 controller. The first is to reinvent the traditional vibration function found in the original PlayStation and its same generation of game controllers and adopt haptic technology. 

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“By adopting this haptic technology, you will be able to feel a wider variety of reactions than ever before. For example, the feeling of a car hitting a wall during a race might be quite different from the feeling of tackling an opponent in football. You can even run through the grass and taste the sensation in the mud.”

The announcement adds: “The second innovation is the evolution of the L2 and R2 buttons called adaptive triggers, which are newly introduced this time. Game developers will be able to program the trigger resistance to match the actions the player takes, and in combination with haptic technology, more realistic actions can be reproduced than ever before.

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“You will be able to. For example, the feeling of squeezing a bow sharply and the feeling of accelerating an off-road vehicle on a rocky terrain can be reproduced more clearly. Game developers are already starting to deliver initial versions of the new controller, so we hope you will try these new features to your heart’s content and expand your imagination.”

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More to follow.

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