Sony confirms that the coming of its most anticipated next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, will be in time for the 2020 holiday season. In its Japanese blog site, the gaming conglomerate also teases the revamped controller that will ship with the PS5.
Although the blog post didn’t exactly detail the new gamepad tech, Sony claims that they will replace the “ramble” technology to haptic to deliver a much broader range of feedback.
“We had the opportunity with our new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.”
“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 [of] a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud,” the blog post explains.
Furthermore, the new controllers will feature “adaptive triggers,” which Sony claims to provide developers with more added control over their games. These “adaptive triggers” were incorporated into the L2/R2 buttons.
“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,” says the blog post.
Sony promised to release more updates in the coming year. In the meantime, blockbuster experiences are coming to the PS4 such as Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima.