A month before the six-year anniversary of the PlayStation 4, Sony Interactive Entertainment gave an announcement today with the console’s release date and some information on the PlayStation 5.
The details entailing the PS5 comes from the company’s blog and what SIE CEO Jim Ryan told Wired. Most of the upgrades being made will be hardware focused rather than software which was initially rumored.
A solid-state drive (SSD) to make for a faster working device. Games will have little to no load times. Buying a title on disc will be a 100 GB.
For physical media users, the PS5 will read DVDs and 4K Blu-ray discs.
Installing games will continue as it has become a standard for this current generation of consoles. Sony did confirm users will have more control on which aspects of a game installs or uninstalls like a campaign or multiplayer mode.
A new user interface allows for players to see more information on the games. An example would be seeing the availability of online matches.
Wired got a prototype controller and compared to its features being closely related to the controller for the PS4. The triggers will be “‘adaptive triggers’ that can offer varying levels of resistance to make shooting a bow and arrow feel like the real thing.”
They also commented on its rumble features when playing a demo from the developers of the PS VR game Astrobot Rescue Mission: “On ice, a high-frequency response made the thumbsticks really feel like my character was gliding. Jumping into a pool, I got a sense of the resistance of the water; on a wooden bridge, a bouncy sensation.”
Micro USB wires are now obsolete as the PS5 is switching to USB-C to charge its controllers.
That is all that the world knows about for Sony’s next console. Xbox has its next release slated for the same time frame, holiday 2020, with the code-named Project Scarlett. Save up your money, 2020 will be a big year for gaming.
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