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Sony PlayStation 5 release date officially revealed

Welcome to the next generation of console gaming

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In a press release, Sony has announced that its next-generation gaming console, the PlayStation 5, will be released in Holiday 2020.

The PlayStation 5 was long rumored to be released next year and now we have the rumors confirmed by Sony themselves with the announcement of its Holiday 2020 release.

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PS5 render by LetsGoDigital

The new PlayStation 5 will have new controllers that will fully immerse the players with the games they are playing. It looks like they are setting an emphasis on the sense of touch and how it can be fully utilized in-game.

The first improvement they’ve made on the controller is implementing a haptic feedback system. This will replace the “rumble” technology we’ve been accustomed to for the past years. With haptics, gamers will truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different from making a tackle on the football field. Even the small details such as running through fields of grass or plodding through the mud will trigger haptic feedback.

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The second improvement they’ve done is adding adaptive triggers. This will be incorporated into the standard L2 and R2 trigger buttons. Games will now be programmed to have different resistance to the triggers. An example would be feeling the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain. Both scenarios will feel different.

The two improvements made on the controllers will provide an immersive gaming experience for all users!

As revealed before, the PS5 is expected to come with a CPU based on AMD’s Ryzen Line, GPU based on Navi, 3D Sound, PS4 Backwards Compatibility, solid state drive (SSD) and 8K graphics.

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