Today, Sony officially confirmed the name and release window for their newest console, the PlayStation 5. Fans have been patiently waiting since a new console was announced in April, and finally, new details have arrived. Here’s everything we know so far about the Sony PlayStation 5.

SONY CONFIRMS PLAYSTATION 5

Sony posted a blog on its website early this morning that the new console will be available in time for the holidays in 2020.

The most dramatic innovation for the PlayStation 5 is the new controller. The PS5 controller will feature improved and more diverse haptics, meaning the sounds and feel of the controller will be more specific to the game you’re playing. SIE President & CEO Jim Ryan said of the new technology, “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 controller also features something Sony is calling “adaptive triggers,” which are now a part of the L2 and R2 buttons PlayStation owners are accustomed to. Ryan explained that the technology is still brand new and developers have just recently gotten their hands on it, but it will help players truly feel like they’re in the game.

Another welcomed improvement is the way the PS5 will handle and store data. Specifically, game installation will break games down into parts, meaning you could install only the parts of a game you want to play and use, rather than having to store all of the game’s data.

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Additionally, the console’s home screen will be completely revamped and invigorated. “Multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of joinable activities in real time. Single-player games will provide information like what missions you could do and what rewards you might receive for completing them—and all of those choices will be visible in the UI. As a player you just jump right into whatever you like,” Cerny told WIRED in an exclusive interview.

You can read more about the Sony PlayStation 5 here.

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