The PS5 news has kicked off the year with a bang. Sony revealed the logo…. and that is about it. However, it has gone down to become one of the biggest news stories of the month sparking reactions from millions of gamers across the globe. However, there is much more to come according to Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO who spoke to Business Insider Japan and hinted at new PS5 features that we don’t know about just yet.
When asked about the elephant in the room, the PS5 logo’s similarity between the PS4 one, Jim Ryan said it is all about keeping the community in place.
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According to Jim, the PS5 migration from the PS4 will be one of the most challenging moments in Sony’s business history. Sony knows a load of PS4 gamers will not be moving to the PS5 later this year and are aware that they still have an obligation to those users. Jim claims it will be “tough” to work out appeals for both PlayStation 5 and PS4 owners.
Lastly, Jim hinted at some unique console features the PS5 will pack that has yet to be revealed.
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Each time a new console is released, the processor and graphics improve. Those are enticing of course, but we need to have special appeals as well. We have already confirmed the use of a solid-state drive. Having load times that are next to nothing is a major change.
“3D audio and the haptic feedback support of the controller are also things that, when you try them, you will be surprised at how big a change they are. Even just playing the racing game Gran Turismo Sport with a PlayStation 5 controller is a completely different experience. While it runs well with the previous controller, there is no going back after you experience the detailed road surface via haptic control and play using the adaptive triggers.
“But you know. There are still more unique elements for PlayStation 5 to come that separate it from previous consoles. The ‘bigger differences’ have yet to be announced.”
2020 is no doubt the year of next-gen and all this PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X news is making everyone very excited indeed.