Posted Tue Oct 8, 2019 at 01:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming video game console will include 4K Blu-ray support.
Sony has officially confirmed a Holiday 2020 release window for the PlayStation 5. In addition, the company revealed several new details about the console's controller, specs, and disc drive support.
As reported by WIRED, the PlayStation 5 console will include ray-tracing capabilities via hardware acceleration in the GPU. This technology is capable of rendering advanced 3D lighting effects. In addition, the system will incorporate an SSD (Solid-State Drive) for faster load times along with a 4K Blu-ray disc drive capable of playing PS5 games on 100GB discs and Ultra HD Blu-ray movies. Likewise, the console's UI has also been updated to offer more real time information about currently available multiplayer and single player gameplay scenarios, missions, and rewards.
(Note: PS4 Pro pictured above)
Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5's new controller will feature several updates and improvements as well, including the addition of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Haptic feedback will replace the traditional rumble tech found in Sony's previous controllers, enabling a greater range of distinct feedback types, effects, and textures. In addition, adaptive triggers will be integrated into the L2/R2 buttons, allowing developers to specify different resistance levels in order to simulate the feel of in-game actions like drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating a car. Finally, the new PS5 controller will also utilize a USB Type-C connection for charging, a larger capacity battery compared to its predecessor, and an improved speaker.
Pricing and an exact release date for the Sony PlayStation 5 have not been announced yet, but the console will launch in time for the Holiday 2020 season.
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