PS5 release date update: Most exciting next-gen PlayStation feature isn’t what you think

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PlayStation 5 system architect Mark Cerny recently revealed new details about the next-gen Sony console, including a holiday 2020 release date.

The high-spec PS5 console will pack plenty of power, leading to improved graphics, faster processing and bigger games.

But according to one game developer, the most exciting next-gen feature lies not within the console itself, but its controller.

In an illuminating interview with GamingBolt, Arise: A Simple Story game director Alexis Corominas believes that haptic feedback will provide new ways to experience games.

Speaking about haptic feedback, he said: “This is the thing I’m personally more excited about, more than raw processing numbers.

“More memory or more CPU at the end is a quantitative improvement, while the Haptic enabled controllers sound like the kind of qualitative step forward that can offer new ways of interaction with the player, it opens a lot of doors on how to tell things.”

The next-gen PlayStation controllers will feature “highly programmable voice-coil actuators located in the left and right grips of the controller”, which will provide all-new controller feedback sensations.

The controller will be able to provide different sensations when running in sand compared to swimming in water or moving over a wooden bridge.

The DualShock 5 will also benefit from adaptive triggers, which will greatly benefit shooting games.

Adaptive triggers will provide varying levels of resistance depending on the in-game experience. Tension will increase when firing a bow, for example.

Elsewhere, Cerny confirmed that the console would gave ray-tracing acceleration in the GPU hardware.

The PS5 will also feature a completely redesigned user-interface, where the emphasis will be on seeing your options and instantly joining games.

“Even though it will be fairly fast to boot games, we don’t want the player to have to boot the game, see what’s up, boot the game, see what’s up,” Cerny explained to Wired.

“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.”

With the PS5 release date roughly a year away, we can’t wait to see some actual gameplay footage from the next-gen console.

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