After much rumor and finally confirmation, earlier this year, regarding the next gen console, we get a look at an actual release timeframe, and a few other details from PlayStation’s blog.
One of the new things to accompany the next-gen console is the replacement of the rumble in the controller with haptic feedback. This technology will give a lot more diversity to this feature, allowing you to get a real sense of the difference between the rumble for a tackle and the rumble for a car crash. Since you’ll get to feel a wider range of textures and feedback in general, you can expect a higher level of engagement in your games. This, combined with the new adaptive trigger technology on the controllers will give the player a truly incredible immersive experience. Driving off-road vehicles, pulling the string back on a bow, and walking through tall grass will all have unique sensations that are meant to draw you into the game’s world.
While we don’t have an exact date, the PlayStation 5 is expected to release during Holiday 2020.
SPECULATIVE DATE FROM PROGRAMINGSHOP
On the rumors side of things, there’s some speculation as to the price point and what it looks like, thanks to ProGamingShop, a Slovakian online retailer who has already listed the console at $499.99 and offers an option to be notified via email when the PlayStation 5 is available for pre-order. The pricing does sound relatively in-line with previous consoles from Sony, but it’s not confirmed in any way. The images they use for the listing look like a 3D rendering of the concept sketch that has been floating around the internet for a while, so nothing new on that front. ProGamingShop estimates the release date will be December 4th, 2020. This is also a pretty reasonable prediction for the release date, based on prior releases of earlier consoles, but, again, nothing official.
We’ll get more information to you guys as we learn about it!
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