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PlayStation 5 Will Be Released In Time For Christmas 2020

PlayStation 5 Will Be Released In Time For Christmas 2020

Sony is 'proud' to announce that the PlayStation 5 will be released in time for Christmas 2020.

According to Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) they will now begin to reveal additional details about the vision for the next generation.

He went on to write: "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."

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Mr Ryan went on to explain the two key innovations with the PlayStation 5 controller, saying: "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 head of Sony Computer Entertainment, Jim Ryan, speaking during a press conference. Credit: PA
The head of Sony Computer Entertainment, Jim Ryan, speaking during a press conference. Credit: PA

He continued: "The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2).

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"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."

He concluded: "While there's much more to share about PlayStation 5 in the year ahead, we have plenty of blockbuster experiences coming your way on PS4, including Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima.

"I'd like to thank all PlayStation fans for continuing the journey with us, as we embark on the future of games."

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It's fair to say people have quite literally lost it. In response to PlayStation's tweet, one person wrote: "I thought it was fake. *checks calendar and sees it is not April 1st*"

Another commented: "Time to start saving." While a third said: "Wow...just like that you announce something this huge in a random tweet?"

Featured Image Credit: Sony

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