Microsoft has already shown off its next-gen console, Xbox Series X, but the world is still waiting to see what Sony has to offer. We’ve already learned the specs of the two upcoming consoles, but we’ve yet to see what the PlayStation 5 will actually look like.
According to Sony top dog, Jim Ryan, we might still have a wait on our hands. In a statement, Ryan said the PS5 console design will be revealed “in the coming months.” Considering it’s supposed to be landing on store shelves this Holiday period, the clock is ticking…
Although the console’s design is still a mystery, the PlayStation 5 controller isn’t. Sony recently unveiled the new-look for the controller, which is definitely more space-age and futuristic than its older brothers and sisters.
Named the DualSense, the PlayStation blog says it will “bring the sense of touch to PS5 gameplay.”
The new controller is at its final design and is now being shipped to developers to help them figure out how to use it with their games. In the blog Sony promises that it will deliver a new feeling of immersion to players but what does that actually feel like?
Apparently it feels like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on the L2 and R2 buttons to really help you feel the tension. Haptic feedback is that feeling of vibration you get when using your phone or current game controllers. The Nintendo Switch pushed it quite far with HD Rumble and it seems that PlayStation are hoping to push it even further.
The share button has been replaced with a “create” button. This means there will probably be even more ways to share your content on the PS5. We’ll have to wait until closer to launch to find out though.
The light bar has moved to either side of the touch pad, which does remain from the DualShock 4. The main thing that stands out though is how it looks. The two tone black and white is a very different look to how PlayStation’s default controllers look but it seems to work!
The blog post ends with a message from Jim Ryan mentioning the 2020 Holiday launch for the PlayStation 5 too. Will it be white to match the controller? Or will Sony be shipping a white and a black unit at launch?
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