Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan had an exclusive interview with WIRED to unveil new details of the upcoming next-gen console PlayStation 5 (PS5), now called so officially. The console is coming late 2020, just in time for the holidays.
- PS5 will have an all-new controller that doesn’t yet have a name. It uses a USB Type-C connector for charging although you can play through the cable as well. One of the new features it will introduce is so-called “adaptive triggers“, meant to enhance the submersion of playing a game of your choice – the tension as you pull the arrow back with a bow-string or a different feeling between using a machine gun and a shotgun.
- PS5 will feature a different game installation system from its predecessor. According to Wired, “Sony is changing its approach to storage, making for a more configurable installation—and removal—process.”
- The new console will feature “real-time UI”, offering additional information for players. “Multiplayer game servers will provide the console with the set of joinable activities in real time. Single-player games will provide information like what missions you could do and what rewards you might receive for completing them—and all of those choices will be visible in the UI. As a player you just jump right into whatever you like.”
Check out the original detailed interview and the journalist’s insights at Wired.com.