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PlayStation 5: Release Date Window And More

Sony had surprised fans when it released the first details about its next-generation console earlier this year. The company has confirmed the console’s name and the approximate launch date: it is called PlayStation 5, and its roll-out date will be sometime in the Holiday 2020 timeframe.

There is no word regarding the upcoming system’s price, but Sony has let us peek into the PlayStation 5’s new features packed in its controller: the type of disc it uses, ray-tracing support, SSD, UI optimizations, and other functions. Also, at least for now, the system will come with the not-yet-called DualShock 5.

Two New Innovations In The PlayStation 5

The company revealed some of this information in a PlayStation blog post. The announcement, made by Sony Interactive Entertainment present Jim Ryan, read that one of the company’s aims for the next-generation consoles is to make the feeling of immersion in the gameplay more profound. 

To make this possible, the company managed two main innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. Firstly, the system has implemented haptic feedback to switch the ‘rumble’ technology the controllers were packed with since the fifth generation of consoles. The haptic feature allows you to really feel a broader range of feedback, and you can even get a sense of numerous textures. 

Secondly, the controllers incorporated adaptive triggers, which have been included in the trigger buttons, L2/R2. You can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tangible thrill of drawing a bow or accelerating a terrain vehicle on a rocky surface. Along with the haptic feature, this can provide players an intense experience that mimics almost perfectly different actions.

Here Is What The Controller Will Include

The tech giant unveiled more information regarding the upcoming PlayStation 5 in an interview with Wired. Here are the details the company shared with fans.

  • The PS5 will feature a disc drive for physical games and 4K Blu-rays
  • PS5 discs will have a capacity of 100 GB
  • The GPU hardware will have ray-tracing acceleration
  • The controller sports an enhanced speaker, USB-C connectivity, and a battery with a larger capacity
  • Game installation is compulsory, but the system will enable you to just install a multiplayer campaign, for instance, or install the entire game but then remove the single-player segment
  • The brand new user interface will allow you to see more details on what they play, and what other players are doing


The company has not revealed the design of the upcoming PlayStation 5, nor its specific launch date or the price tag. Earlier this year, Sony did confirm it was working on a brand new console but did not announce a release window or name; therefore, this is the first time this information has been confirmed. However, we do know that the PS5 will support backwards compatibility.


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