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Sony reveals Playstation 5, coming Holiday 2020

Earlier today Sony officially revealed the Playstation 5. The PS5 is slated for a Holiday 2020 release. The Playstation 5 is said to have a new technology in it's controller and Sony says "don't call it a Dualshock 5" at least not yet........here is a quote from the official playstation blog:

To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. 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.

Sounds interesting......Seems like trigger stops may be a thing 'built in' to games on an individual basis? or perhaps it's more of a feedback within the triggers.....which leads us to think. What will this new 'haptic/adaptive' controller look and feel like in the hands?

Sony goes on to say that there are still great titles coming to the PS4 while they gear up for the next year up to the release of the PS5 in the Holiday 2020 season......Games such as The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima and Death Stranding to name a few, so it appears Sony won't be completely abandoning the PS4 upon PS5's launch, we will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

One thing's for certain, we'll be sure to see a reveal sometime early next year, or perhaps at next year's E3. Are you excited for the upcoming PS5? Let us know in the comments below!

Source - Official Playstation Blog