PS5 is being released in 2020

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PlayStation 5 will launch at the end of 2020, according to a post on the Japanese website of PlayStation this Tuesday… its official. The US PlayStation site also has a post announcing the release period of the PS5 as the 2020 holiday season.

The specifications of the PS5 were made available to Wired on Tuesday. The new PlayStation will not only be a visual update, but also a redesign of some elements of the console.  For example, Sony is changing the way the PS5 handles data. The new solid-state drive will make the games boot quicker and reduce the loading times, and the controller will handle the game installation in a new way. Instead of downloading the whole game users will be able to download the single or multiplayer campaign.

“Rather than treating games like a big block of data,” System Architect Mark Cerny said to Wired, “we’re allowing finer-grained access to the data.” In April, Sony held a SSD test in action in the new console versus the PlayStation 4 Pro. A video showed the PS5 running a game many times faster and having no lag while playing through an open-world game.

Another big change is coming with the controller of the console. Instead of “rumble” technology, Sony said in their article, while playing a game, controllers will use haptic feedback for more subtle vibration. Left and right triggers will also use adaptive technology to make other acts appear more natural, such as pulling a string of a bow or pulling a gun back. New speakers will also be included in the controllers as well as the USB-C slot.

The PS5 will get an upgrade in graphics, including the use of ray tracing, which is a new way of handling lighting effects. The GPU console will support the new technology. AMD has already said that it is collaborating with Sony to make custom hardware to drive the new system.

Back in September, Playstation said that the new console would be greener. If 1 million consumers were to make use of the energy-saving feature of the PS5, Sony said that would save the equivalent of the average electricity consumption of 1,000 US households.

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