PlayStation's Jim Ryan has announced a release window for the next console in the PlayStation lineage. PlayStation 5 will launch in the holiday period of 2020.
This news was announced by the President and CEO of the iconic video game brand in an interview with Wired. The article also references new technology that will be integrated into the console's controller, which will replace the long-standing "rumble" feature with new haptic tech, allowing for more nuanced feedback to reflect in-game action. The built-in speaker will also be making it's return, now built out of improved components.
More intriguing is the reveal of "adaptive triggers" which will allow developers to adjust the amount of resistance present in the L2/R2 buttons. For example, a trigger could become more tense while being pulled to resemble a tightening bow-string or remain loose for standard gameplay. These announcements would seem to suggest that the typical PlayStation controller layout/shape will return, but this is merely speculation.
PlayStation 5 launches in Holiday 2020.