PS5 Confirmed To Launch In Holiday 2020 Sony details new PS5 controller, SSD & GPU

PS5 Confirmed To Launch In Holiday 2020 Sony details new PS5 controller, SSD & GPU

Sony officially confirms their next-gen console will be called the Playstation 5 and it will launch in Holiday 2020. Sony also confirms new details for the all-new PS5 controller, the new SSD and the AMD Navi GPU with hardware-accelerated ray-tracing.

PS5 is confirmed to launch in Holiday 2020. The official name is now also confirmed to be PlayStation 5 which was revealed by Jim Ryan, CEO of SIE.

PS5 Confirmed To Launch In Holiday 2020 Sony details new PS5 controller, SSD & GPU
PS5 Confirmed To Launch In Holiday 2020 Sony details new PS5 controller, SSD & GPU

In an exclusive story on PS5 published on The Wired, Sony Interactive Entertainment has shared some information on the status of PS5 and its launch window.

  • The official name of next-generation PlayStation console is PlayStation 5
  • Ray tracing support is hardware-based, which is likely from AMD GPU
  • New SSD will help boot times, loading times and streaming
  • The controller has now adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, new speakers, USB Type-C
  • PlayStation 5 devkit is real and that developers already have access to both the devkit and the new controller
  • DualShock 5 has a better battery life
  • It is heavier than DualShock 4 but lighter than an Xbox One controller with batteries in it
  • Haptic feedback could have been included in the PS4 Pro but they decided against it
  • OS will feature major changes like doing modular installs (SP or MP)
  • There might be additional functionality to include support for instant joining friends in MP

Playstation 5 coming Holiday 2020! Sony details new PS5 controller, SSD & GPU