From CNET: Sony has made it official. The PlayStation 5 is coming at the end of 2020, according to a post Tuesday on the PlayStation Japan website. The US PlayStation site also has a post confirming the release window of the PS5 for the US as the 2020 holiday season.
Details of the PS5 were made available to Wired Tuesday. The new PlayStation will not only be a graphical upgrade but also a rethinking of certain aspects of a console.
For starters, Sony is changing how the PS5 will handle storage. The new solid-state drive will not only make games boot up faster and reduce loading times, but it will come with a new way of handling games installation. Users will be able to install just a game's multiplayer or single-player campaign instead of installing the whole game.
"Rather than treating games like a big block of data," system architect Mark Cerny told Wired, "we're allowing finer-grained access to the data."
Another big change will come with the console's controller. Instead of "rumble" technology, Sony said in its post, controllers will use haptic feedback for a more refined vibration when playing a game. The left and right triggers will also use adaptive technology, making certain actions feel more realistic, such as pulling the string of a bow or the recoil of a gun. There will also be new speakers in the controllers as well as a USB-C port.
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