The Next Generation…

Sony has revealed the next generation of Playstation will be the PS5, the news came yesterday and has been met with much excitement and speculation online.

The PlayStation Blog also revealed that the new controllers would receive two new innovative featured, as described in the following statement: “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.”

Rumours hint at backwards compatibility for PS4 games, which is something many fans consider a necessary addition after the PS4’s previous lack of backwards compatibility with the PS3.

Not much else has been revealed thus far, except a release window of Holiday 2020, so expect the PS5 in time for next Christmas.

By Jimmy Ioannou

Images provided by Playstation/Sony


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