The next Playstation console, the Playstation 5, will be released in time for “Holiday 2020“, says Sony. Yep that’s all they’re giving us.

Sony unveiled the next-generation console in April, but have been pretty coy about any further details since then. CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, concedes that the news is probably not a shock to most gamers

“These updates may not be a huge surprise,” Ryan admits, “but we wanted to confirm them for our PlayStation fans, as we start to reveal additional details about our vision for the next generation”.

Playstation 5 to feature new controller technology

Ryan is quick to add, however, that the new console will come with a few never-before-seen features. The two most prominent innovations relate to the controller. Firstly, the traditional “rumble”  featured in previous generations of controllers will be replaced by “haptic feedback technology”. This will provide a more nuanced gaming experience.

“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,” Ryan explains.

Secondly, the Playstation 5 controllers will include “adaptive triggers”. This means that the R2 and L2 buttons will feature greater resistance, allowing for more tactile, life-like gaming. Combined with the haptic technology, Sony hope that this will allow for more realistic gameplay.