An update on the next-gen PlayStation 5 has been provided by Sony over on the PlayStation blog. Apparently, the PS5 will feature a new controller with haptic feedback technology and adaptive triggers. The PSBlog goes into more detail about the two new features, but what caught my attention, was the referencing of a “new controller,” indicating we may well see a new design as well as the new features. Here’s what president & CEO, Jim Ryan had to say about the new features:
“Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in
April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in
hearing more about what the future of games will bring. Today I’m proud
to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5,
and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.
These updates may not be a huge surprise, but we wanted to confirm
them for our PlayStation fans, as we start to reveal additional details
about our vision for the next generation. WIRED magazine covered these
updates and more in a story that posted this morning.
The “more” refers to something I’m quite excited about – a preview of
the new controller that will ship with PlayStation 5. One of our goals
with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you
play games, and we had the opportunity with our new controller to
reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.
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.”
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