By: Nick Gambino
Sony created a new landing page for the much-anticipated PlayStation 5 but is still tight-lipped about what we might expect to see with the new console, other than a few specs shared earlier.
“We’ve begun to share some of the incredible features you can expect from PlayStation 5, but we’re not quite ready to fully unveil the next generation of PlayStation,” the website reads.
In order to stay up to date on any breaking news, they’ve included the ability to sign up with your e-mail. They promise you’ll receive updates on “the PS5 release date, PS5 price and upcoming roster of PS5 launch games.”
The PS4 has been a staple in the gaming world for years now, but we also know sales of the popular Sony console, unsurprisingly, are on a steady decline. The smart move is to release a brand-new console as a direct successor to the 4 – thus, Sony’s announcement of the PS5 last year.
The next-gen console is expected to be released in late 2020, just in time for the holiday shopping rush. According to a Wired article last year in which the PS5 system architect, Mark Cerny, and Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Jim Ryan, were interviewed, they are making a ton of improvements and upgrades to support heavy-graphic gameplay.
If we piece all of that together and ignore a few choice rumors, it looks like the new system will support 4K and houses a much faster solid-state drive. By ditching the age-old spinning hard drive, we should get a console that can keep up with some of the amazing games on the horizon.
The PS5 is also going to support cutting-edge ray tracing. This is a new technique whereby more realistic lighting effects are created upon rendering by following the virtual path of light and then simulating the effects of its play off of virtual objects. In more simplistic terns, things will render better and more realistically.
We also received a glimpse into what the controller will look like when it ships with the PS5 later this year. A description, with no images to back it up, was included in a blog post by Ryan this past fall. The main features to get excited about are the adoption of haptic feedback, doing away with the “rumble” feature, and the inclusion of adaptive triggers.
Stay tuned for more updates as we draw closer to the launch of the PS5.