If you were expecting Sony to come up with a really cool name for its next-gen console expected to be the best yet, I’m sorry to confirm that’s not happening. Through a blog post on PlayStation’s site, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan, went on ahead to announce that the console will be called “PlayStation 5”.
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.
Alongside this non-exciting news was the plan by Sony to “rethink” the famous controller. We do not have an official name for it yet, but we all know what it’s going to be named. According to Jim Ryan, one of the key goals by Sony is to bring in two new innovations. The first of this is the haptic technology set to replace the rumble that is currently in DualShock 4. The second will be the addition of adaptive triggers.
“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.”
With the adaptive triggers, developers will be to program the resistance of the L2 and R2 controls. This, in combination with the haptic tech, is one that Sony believes will let developers give players “more realistic actions” than ever before.
“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,” says Ryan.
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Later on, in an interview with Wired, Jim Ryan went on to add some more spec details that will be incorporated into the console and its system. Together with the system architect, Mark Cerny, they were quick to reveal that PS5 will have GPU-based ray tracing. This obviously throws away all the speculation that has been going around about it being based on software.
This will mean a new better SSD, bringing in the fastest performances and therefore better graphical quality. Additionally, the new SSD will give players the freedom of how they wish to install their games. For example, you may have the ability to only install a game’s single-player campaign or multiplayer component if that’s the only portion you’re interested in (or have space for).
Other than all this, what we wish to know is whether the leaked ugly design is what they wish to go with. More is yet to come and we will be here to update you.