The official PlayStation Blog has released a new article from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan. There, he announced that Sony’s next generation console will indeed be called the PlayStation 5, and they’re planning to release it sometime in the Holiday Season of 2020.

Ryan then mentioned a new article from WIRED which revealed more of the updates that are coming with this new PlayStation 5 console. This includes about the console’s controller being important in having a more immersive experience. Ryan states:

One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games, and we had the opportunity with our new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.

To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, 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. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.

The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). 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. Game creators have started to receive early versions of the new controller, and we can’t wait to see where their imagination goes with these new features at their disposal.

Previous reveals show that the upcoming PS5 console will be backwards-compatible, and will also be able to play PS4 games. This means that we can still play those big upcoming releases with the new console. These new releases include the new Final Fantasy VII Remake, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II,  and many more.

source: PlayStation Blog