The Future of Gaming!

Update: PlayStation has confirmed on twitter that this event will no longer take place on June 4th. No further date has been announced at this time. You can find the statement in the tweet below:

Original: Sony has announced an event on Thursday, June 4th 2020, which will discuss the future of gaming on PS5. Check out the announcement in the tweet below…

News about the console has been few and far between, with much of the previous announcements coming near the end of last year, where the controllers were discussed. Below is what we wrote back in October about the PS5 announcement:

The PlayStation Blog 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.”

Sony had previously hinted at backwards compatibility for PS4 games on the PS5. They also reportedly told developers that games made for the PS4 from July will have to be developed for both systems.

This event on June 4th will reportedly discuss the games that will feature on the console but may give details on the physical appearance of the PS5 itself. Tune in to find out at 9pm BST / 10pm CEST on June 4th.

By Jimmy Ioannou

Images provided by Playstation/Twitter

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