Sony has finally confirmed that its next-generation gaming console will be called Sony Playstation 5 and it will be released next year in the time for “Holiday 2020”. Some of the confirmed updates are mentioned below.
Update: New patent images revealed that the new Sony PlayStation 5 controller could feature shorter thumb sticks than those on the DualShock 4, a USB-C port on the back, and the light bar on the back of the controller could be removed.
The company has confirmed that it will be updating the controller for the new PS5, major change is the replacement of the haptic feedback technology (will bring improvements to feedback) in the controller with the rumble technology that has been used in the controller since the original Playstation released.
The second major change is the new technology called “adaptive triggers” which will be available in the primary R2/L2 triggers on the Playstation 5 controller. The company says that the developers will now be able to “program the resistance of the triggers,” as users will now be able to “feel” the increased tension as you are drawing back an arrow and bow or force you to push down with extra pressure if you’re driving through rough terrain.
In the interview with Wired, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan and PS5 system architect Mark Cerny gave some details about the company’s next-generation gaming console mentioned here.
- An eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line built on the chip company’s latest 7nm Zen 2 process.
- A custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware, which will bring ray-tracing graphics to a game console for the first time.
- 3D audio, 8K Graphics assuming if you have a display to support that resolution.
- SSD in place of Hard drive, which the company promises will improve load time and gameplay.