Sony have kept rather mum on anything PS5 related up until now, but the Japanese company has officially confirmed that their next generation console will arrive in 2020.
In a blog post on the official Playstation website, the company said that the incoming device will be known as the Playstation 5, following the expected numerical name pattern as opposed to something different, as is the case with Microsoft’s Xbox console releases (Xbox 360, Xbox One, etc.).
As for specific release details, Sony did say “Holiday 2020”, which would assume that it would arrive in Q4 of next year, specifically November or December.
Some new details were revealed too, with a focus being placed on the revamped controller. Assumably set to be called the DualShock 5, Playstation confirmed that the new controller will feature haptic technology to provide feedback rather than the rumble feature which has existed since the PS2 era. Additionally, the new controllers will feature “Adaptive Triggers”, meaning that developers could adjust the resistance and feedback on L2 and R2 trigger buttons, such as adding extra tension when pulling a bow versus a gun trigger in a game, for example.
As for the UI, the PS5 is set to receive a full overhaul of the interface, allowing players to jump from the Playstation dashboard straight into specific portions of games, such as single-player or a multiplayer match, rather than sifting through multiple menus.
These details are the second batch of info we’ve received on the next-gen console, with the first being the specs and graphical capabilities that the PS5 will feature. Rumours suggest that the PS5 could come with a built-in camera designed specifically for streaming, but take that with a pinch of salt for the meantime.
Expect a full reveal of the Playstation 5 in early-mid 2020.