PlayStation 5 Gets a Holiday 2020 Launch Date and Controller Details

Sony has been avoiding some of the bigger gaming events of 2019, E3 2019 and Tokyo Game Show 2019 to name a few. However, it seems the reasoning behind this was so the company can focus on 2020, which will now bring with it the PlayStation 5. Yes, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will launch in holiday 2020 but hasn’t really shared much outside of a general idea of specs for the new hardware.

What the company did share was some details on the PlayStation 5 controller. Posted on the PlayStation Blog, Jim Ryan shares that the controller will be adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. This is in hopes to immerse players further into games by having them feel a range of vibrations based on the type of game they are playing.

Additionally, the triggers, known as L2 and R2 can now be programmed with resistance so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through the terrain. Currently, game creators have started to receive early versions of the controller to test them out.

The team will be revealing more about the PlayStation 5 in the future, but they will also focus on the current line-up of games coming to PlayStation 4 as well, including The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Death Stranding.

Confirmed in an exclusive story on Wired, physical PS5 games will use 100GB optical disks, inserted into an optical drive that doubles as a 4K Bluray player. Sony is also changing the way they approach storage on the PS5 with Mark Cerny stating, “Rather than treating games like a big block of data, we’re allowing finer-grained access to the data.”

More will be revealed in the coming future, but for now, let’s just hold onto the fact that PS5 will still have physical games.


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