Sony confirm the PlayStation 5 will be released around Christmas 2020

The anticipated design for the PS5 console

Sony have confirmed that the much-anticipated PlayStation 5 will be released around Christmas time in 2020.

The newest next-generation console will bring many new innovations to the gaming world, with Sony confirming on their official website some of the changes that are coming.

The 'rumble technology' found in controllers will now be replaced by something known as 'haptic feedback', while 'adaptive triggers' will be added to the controller's current trigger buttons.

As with every new console, there will also be serious improvements to both the graphics and gameplay.

In a blog about the news, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SIE, said: “Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring.

“Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.”

HAPTIC FEEDBACK

On the first innovation, Mr Ryan said: “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 PS5 console

ADAPTIVE TRIGGERS

When discussing the second innovation, Mr Ryan said: “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.”

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