Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5 is going to launch globally at the end of next year. The games console will come with a new controller that uses enhanced vibration technology. It will feature a solid-state drive that means games will games boot up faster and cut loading times.
The console’s graphics also get an upgrade with the addition of new technology to improve lighting effects. The update appears to offer similar upgrades to Microsoft’s rival Xbox console. The latest version of the Xbox, currently known as Project Scarlett, is also being released around Christmas 2020.
Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a blog post on the PlayStation website, that the firm wanted to “deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games” through the controller.
He said it’s all about gaming feeling more realistic, “so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field.