PlayStation 5 gets an official release window
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Sony has officially introduced the PlayStation 5 and shared a release window. Fans will get their hands on the powerhouse during the 2020 holiday season but the console will be unveiled in April 2020.
In a PlayStation blog post, Sony explained that the new controller will have two key features which will vastly improve the gaming experience. First is haptic feedback which will provide gamers with more realistic sensations to simulate impact and other interactions.
According to a WIRED report, the technology was in development before the Dualshock 4 was finished. It was eventually completed in time to launch with PS4 Pro, but in order not to create a split in player experiences, it was decided to leave the tech for PS5 instead.
The second key feature is adaptive triggers which will allow developers to program varying degrees of resistance to the triggers to simulate things such as drawing a bow and moving objects. The controller also has an improved speaker and will make use of a USB Type-C connector. Although it hasn't been named yet, at this point it's safe to assume it will be called Dualshock 5.
System architect Mark Cerny finally confirmed that the console's ray-tracing acceleration is in the GPU hardware and not a software-level fix. It was also mentioned that the console will have a real-time UI which will provide players with information about single player and multiplayer game sessions without even launching them.
With a release window announced, more information should now start flowing at a regular pace. Granted, we might have to wait till April 2020 for a look at the PS5, but unlike before, we now have a better idea of what to expect.