With video gaming and technology in general, it’s about evolution.
Every year, a new iPhone comes out…a new Apple Watch comes out…something new always comes out.
In the video gaming world though, while games are constant throughout the year, video game consoles are not.
With Microsoft and Sony, they release a new console every 5 years or so.
Microsoft started with the Xbox, then graduated to the Xbox 360, then the Xbox One and in the next year or so, the new Project Scarlett console.
As for Sony, they started with the PS1, then the PSP, PS2, PS3, PS4 and as just announced by Sony, the PlayStation 5.
The PlayStation 5 will officially release holiday 2020 and games are already being made for the console. Like all console predecessors, PS4 will still have new games available on it for about the next 2 years then production will be solely based on the PS5.
On their site, Sony says:
“One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games, and we had the opportunity with our new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.
To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. 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.
The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain. In combination with the haptics, this can produce a powerful experience that better simulates various actions. Game creators have started to receive early versions of the new controller, and we can’t wait to see where their imagination goes with these new features at their disposal.
While there’s much more to share about PlayStation 5 in the year ahead, we have plenty of blockbuster experiences coming your way on PS4, including Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima. I’d like to thank all PlayStation fans for continuing the journey with us, as we embark on the future of games.”
PlayStation 5, as well as Xbox Project Scarlett will be the newest generation of consoles and video games will only get better from here.
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