PlayStation 5 leak reveals possible new DualShock 5 controller
We might have just got a look at what Sony's new PlayStation 5 controller looks like. Leaks posted online show a devkit of Sony's newest PlayStation. In the images, we appear to get a look at the new DualShock 5 controller. We also see the devkit of the console which shouldn't prove to be too significant as they hardly ever look like the console that will hit the shelves.
The pictures were posted to social media by a cleaner at a company that allegedly has a PS5 development kit to test products. We got our first bit of news about the PS5 back in October and a leaked image of the devkits in December. Check out the images below.
While we have no idea which company the cleaner was at, we could speculate that it is Ubisoft. The cleaner says in the post that "my job is a cleaner occasionally at U......." Ubisoft is one the largest video game studios so that assumption makes sense. Check out the post below.
In the photos, we see what appears to be the DualShock 5. It looks nearly identical to the current DualShock 4, but a bit beefier. The differences between the two that we don't get to see are pretty cool though. The new controller is expected to have "adaptive triggers". They will change resistance depending on the in-game action you are completing.
The company gave Wired an exclusive story about the details, including the revamped controller.
“One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games, and we had the opportunity with our new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion,” Ryan also wrote in the statement.
“To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles,” he continued. “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. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.”
“The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain. In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions. Game creators have started to receive early versions of the new controller, and we can’t wait to see where their imagination goes with these new features at their disposal”
According to PS4 lead system architect Mark Cerny, Sony is bringing 8K graphics, solid state hard drives, and 3D audio. There will also be backwards compatibility with all current PlayStation 4 games. This means you wouldn’t have to hold onto your PS4 to play the rest of your games catalog.
The PS5 is poised to include a variety of new and different hardware. It will feature an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s Ryzen line and a custom GPU built on AMD’s Radeon Navi, which means the console will be able to support a powerful graphical bump called ray-tracing. It’s much more impressive than anything you’ve seen on a console before. And unless you’re typically a PC gamer, you probably don’t have any idea what it’s like. Think impeccably realistic shadows and lighting that look far more striking than anything other consoles have been capable of before.
Replacing the hard drive with an SSD also means that you’ll have faster load times and improved gameplay performance. Wired described a demo with Marvel’s Spider-Man that took only 0.8 seconds on an early version of the PS5 compared to 15 seconds on a PS4. If that sounds impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet. Solid state drives have been important components of PC gaming for some time, so to see them used in consoles will drive improvements for console games considerably.
According to Sony, the Playstation 5 is expected to be out by holiday 2020.
“Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring,” PlayStation President and CEO Jim Ryan posted on the company website. “Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.”
We might not have to wait long to get even more details about the PS5. Sony is live-streaming their CES 2020 Conference starting Jan. 06 at 8 pm EST on their website here. Currently, the website reads "The Future Is Coming."
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