PlayStation 5 website launch builds anticipation for Sony’s next console
Sony's PlayStation 5 is expected around the holiday season of this year. But unlike its rival Microsoft's Xbox Series X, Sony has yet to actually say much about the console. All fans have received thus far is the PS5 official logo, and a couple of leaks showing what may be the new DualShock 5 controller and a DevKit.
Well now, Sony has launched the PlayStation 5 official website.
In early January at CES 2020 conference, Sony unveiled the official logo for the PS5. It received its fair share of internet roasting over a lack of creativity though. The PS5 logo looks exactly like the previous generations' except with a "5".
Just a few days earlier, we might have 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 saw 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 PlayStation 5 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.
But today, Sony unveiled the official PlayStation 5 website and it reveals no new information about the console. None, at all. In fact, the only thing on the website is that there is no news, the logo of the PS5 and a box to fill in your information to sign up for the newsletter.
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The full website can be viewed here.
Regarding the controllers, which is about the only real news we've received, Sony gave Wired an exclusive story about the details.
“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,” the statement says.
“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”
The PlayStation 5 will be available around the holiday season of 2020.
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