Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan announced the release details of the next-generation console, the Playstation 5, in a blog posted on Sony’s page. This is a huge deal for video gamers because many wondered what the system would be called and are happy to hear that they can get their hands on it during the holiday season of 2020. The blog post talked about some improvements made to the Playstation system. Wired journalist, Peter Rubin, shared the information he learned from Sony’s CEO regarding the vision for the Playstation 5.
Sony plans to make loading times within games shorter to nonexistent. Rubin spoke with the chief studio Officer for EA, Laura Miele, for more insight as to how video game companies are transitioning to new consoles. Miele stated that “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.” This is a good improvement. Shortening loading screens help keep the gamer in the game longer and more smoothly.
The Playstation 5 will allow players to transition instantly between games, apps and social platforms. Sony’s system architect Mark Cerny explained to Rubin that, “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.” Making the Playstation more interactive is exciting to think about.
The DualShock 5, Playstation 5’s new controller is designed for making gameplay more interactive and immersive. Rubin explained that the controller has “‘adaptive triggers’ that can offer varying levels of resistance to make shooting a bow and arrow feel like the real thing—the tension increasing as you pull the arrow back—or make a machine gun feel far different from a shotgun. It also boasts haptic feedback far more capable than the rumble motor console gamers are used to, with highly programmable voice-coil actuators located in the left and right grips of the controller.” With all of this new technology, it is no doubt that the Playstation 5 will pick up where the Playstation 4 left off and change the way we play video games on its console.