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PlayStation 5 Launches Holiday 2020 with a Revolutionary New Controller

PlayStation 5 Launches Holiday 2020 with a Revolutionary New Controller

After months of speculation, Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially confirmed that its upcoming next-generation console will indeed be called PlayStation 5 and will be ‘launching in time for Holiday 2020’.

Sony shared the news today in a post on the PlayStation.Blog portal penned by SIE president and CEO Jim Ryan.

Ryan revealed the PlayStation 5 features a new controller designed to up immersion by incorporating a novel take on the sense of touch as part of the gaming experience.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is expected to be more powerful than some of the graphics cards currently on offer and could make PC gaming obsolete. | Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

The main change is the use of haptic feedback rather than the traditional rumble technology to offer a broad range of sensory responses to in-game actions. To highlight this, Ryan says;

You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.

The controller will also feature adaptive triggers on the L2 and R2 buttons. These will allow developers to code resistance into controls for a more tactile response on the user end.

So there you go, the long-awaited confirmation from Sony that the PlayStation 5 is alive and well, albeit shared in rather lackluster fashion.

This story is developing, and we’ll update this article in due course.

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