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Sony PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 release date announced

Sony drops new details pertaining to the upcoming PlayStation 5, including its release date, which will be during holiday 2020.

Along with this news, the company previewed the PS5’s improved controller. One of the new changes that fans can expect is the addition of haptic feedback, replacing the rumble technology. Sony President and CEO Jim Ryan writes in a blog post, “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.”

Another change implemented is what the company calls ‘adaptive triggers,’ which are incorporated into the L2/R2 trigger buttons. Combined with haptics, Sony claims that this can produce a “powerful experience that better simulates various actions.”

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According to Wired, the controller looks similar to the PS4’s DualShock 4, but it now carries USB-C support. Other features to look forward to are the PS5’s ray-tracing acceleration, super-fast SSD, and revamped user interface. Moreover, the console will use 100GB Blu-Ray discs.

Earlier this year, Sony revealed that the PS5 will have an eight-core CPU based on AMD Ryzen, a custom GPU based on AMD Radeon Navi hardware, 8K graphics, and backwards compatibility with PS4 games.

Read more: Sony reveals new PlayStation 5 specs

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