Sony has announced plans to release the Playstation 5, an updated gaming console that will hit around the holidays in 2020.
Wired has an exclusive deep dive on the platform but the gist is this: the new device will have a solid state drive, improved controllers, and better haptics. You’ll also see better graphics and gameplay.
The controller (which history suggests will one day be called the DualShock 5, though Cerny just says “it doesn’t have a name yet”) does have some features Cerny’s more interested in acknowledging. One is “adaptive triggers” that can offer varying levels of resistance to make shooting a bow and arrow feel like the real thing—the tension increasing as you pull the arrow back—or make a machine gun feel far different from a shotgun. It also boasts haptic feedback far more capable than the rumble motor console gamers are used to, with highly programmable voice-coil actuators located in the left and right grips of the controller.
Further details new console are still pretty slim and there’s no pricing or official release date nor is there any real explanation as to why you’d want to upgrade. That said, expect to spend a few hundred on a new console come Black Friday 2020.