PlayStation 5 specs have just been released
Sony’s next video game console is finally ready to be unveiled
Six years after the PlayStation 4 was introduced, a new and improved video game console is finally coming from Sony. The company published a blog post announcing the new PlayStation 5, explaining that it will include a redesigned control, haptic feedback functionality, better tactile sensors and more. It’s not quite ready for the stores yet, but Sony said that it will be ready before the 2020 holiday season, so in about a year.
The new console is a “next generation” device for gamers. Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s president and CEO, explains in the post, “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. One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games.”
There’s a rumor that the new console is going to include a feature that will undoubtedly give Sony the edge as it competes with other manufacturers. PlayStation Assist is an onboard voice assistant that allows gamers to ask game-related questions and receive tips while they’re playing – no more pausing and stepping away from the action to get help. This is going to revolutionize the gaming experience, if implemented properly, and could forever change how video games are viewed.
Sony hasn’t confirmed the new feature, which it wouldn’t out of concern for copycats. However EA Games may have the inside track on what’s going on, as its chief studio officer, Laura Miele, told Wired magazine that the PlayStation 5 supports machine learning, explaining, “More generally, we’re seeing the GPU be able to power machine learning for all sorts of really interesting advancements in the gameplay and other tools. We’re stepping into the generation of immediacy. In mobile games, we expect a game to download in moments and to be just a few taps from jumping right in. Now we’re able to tackle that in a big way.”