It has been almost six years since the launch of PlayStation 4. Looking at the life cycle of most modern consoles, an average of 7 years begins to emerge. So we can safely assume that the Sony PlayStation 5 may come out next year, right? Well, Sony has just announced the launch of PlayStation 5 and it is predicted right now. The console will ship idays Holidays 2020 ‘. So you start saving as soon as possible.
Sony also announced a bunch to update the DualShock controllers as well. The company will replace the current rumble technology with a more advanced version. The controller will ship with haptic feedback technology. This means that there will be a wider range of feedback as soon as the rumble feature is introduced. Can it act like the Joy Switch of the Nintendo Switch, with their HD rumble feature? We will not know the answer until we have a system in our hands.
Extensive changes for controllers will be in addition to pressure sensitive triggers or ‘active triggers’ on controllers. Again, this may sound misleading but it is simple. This feature will be implemented in the controller’s L2 / R2 triggers, thus providing increased sensitivity to these triggers such as pulling the bow or even pulling the trigger of the weapon you carry. Sony also says that developers will be able to program resistance to triggers according to the requirements of a game. It remains to be seen how this feature will work, but it seems that Sony is taking all the right steps.
Some other details were also released such as the fact that the GPU on PlayStation 5 will also have ray-tracing options. It was first reported that Sony was going to use software to replicate ray-tracing on the PlayStation 5, but now the company says ray tracing will be a hardware feature and not a software solution. A 100Gb Blu-ray disc will also be used in PlayStation 5, but users will still have to install their games on SSD on PlayStation 5. A presentation took place a few months ago in which the new Spiderman games had significantly lower loading speeds than PlayStation 4. Sony would allow the developer to prioritize the parts of the game they want to install. For example, if you are only playing multi-player, the installation will only have the multi-player part of the game and nothing else.
Sony has also revealed that the company will relaunch its user interface on PlayStation 5. Sony says that you will be able to see (and directly launch) specific features of the game, such as a single player level or multiplayer match, from the home screen, instead of first launching and then navigating the game. You’ll be able to use the game’s special features, such as jumping from the launch screen to a single-player game. No more than navigating the game to get to the juicy bits, you will now be able to jump right into the part of the game you wanted without any other obstacles.
By now, we know that Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 5 will come with a CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen range as well as a GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi. It will also come with support for 8K video as well as PS4 backward compatibility and an ultra-fast SSD. So far, without any other information, we can only guess what the PS5 will look like. We probably won’t be taking a look at the console’s design any time soon, but maybe we’ll be lucky early next year.