In April, Sony announced their next generation console since then, Microsoft revealed Project Scarlett is set to release Holiday 2020 along with Halo Infinite. Today, we have officially found out that the PlayStation 5 will be coming around the same time as the next-generation Xbox console. WIRED magazine put up more information on Sony’s next-gen controller which we assume will be known as the DualShock 5 and more about the actual console.
- Games can be custom installed with a choice of Single Player or Multiplayer. If you want to only do multiplayer instead of single you can install that portion.
- ‘DualShock 5’ has adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, USB-C, bigger battery
- Ray-tracing on a hardware level
- PlayStation 5 discs have a capacity of 100 GB
- The new UI will allow you to see more including what your friends are doing online
One of the other news that came out of this was that Bluepoint Games is working on a new PlayStation 5 game. That studio is behind remakes such as Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Shadow of the Colossus. While we wait for Holiday 2020, Sony has Death Stranding coming out this Fall and The Last of Us 2 launching February 2020.
In the PlayStation blog post, Ryan goes on about the new upcoming controller and how game creators have started to receive early versions of it. There seems to be more creativity with the next-gen controller:
“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.”
There is no question that in the early portion of 2020 we will see more about Sony’s next-gen plans including what the console looks like. We will most likely see an event like in 2013 for the PlayStation 4 or they might do a digital show through State of Play since that has been working well for Sony so far.
What games do you think will launch with the PS5?