PlayStation 5 announcement: No, Sony's console won't resemble its "ugly" dev kit

PlayStation 5 Announcement Sony's Console Won't Resemble Its Ugly Dev Kit

Some gamers have branded Sony's PlayStation 5 the "ugliest console ever" despite the only existing images being of its dev kit.

Sony has announced a lot of exciting details about their holiday 2020 PlayStation 5 in today's unexpected news. We have already had backwards compatability and reduced loading screens confirmed, but Sony's recent announcement pertains to its next-gen controller. A lot of fans have reacted to the news with excitement, while a small minority have mistaken Sony's "ugly" dev kit for the actual console.

Everyone has pretty much known for ages that the PlayStation 5 was bound to be the perfect Christmas present for next year, but the confirmation and new details revealed are undoubtedly very exciting. There's still a lot to look forward to with the PS4 such as Death Stranding, The Last Of Us Part 2 and Ghost Of Tsushima, but the future of gaming is fast approaching and it's impossible to not be anxious.

And no, you don't have to worry about the console resembling a V that everyone and their mum has already made a dozen jokes about.

PlayStation 5 controller

Sony has today announced a bunch of information pertaining to the PlayStation 5's controller. The details come via their official PlayStation Blog.

In hopes of deepening the "feeling of immersion" with their next-gen controller, Sony has decided to adopt "haptic feedback to replace the "rumble" technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of controllers."

According to Sony, this haptic feedback should result in a car crash feeling totally different to making a tackle on a football pitch. In addition, it will also provide players with a "sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud."

As well as haptic feedback, Sony has also announced adaptive triggers for L2 and R2. This allows developers to program the resistance of the triggers so players can feel the "tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain."

The PlayStation 5 will not resemble its dev kit

In addition to revealing more extensive features about the officially named PlayStation 5, a new article from WIRED has also confirmed that the leaked images of the console's dev kit are real (via Charlie Intel).

This has resulted in a bunch of unhappy people mistaking the dev kit for the actual PS5 console.

As mentioned by various others online, the PlayStation 5 won't resemble the "hangar from Star Wars" dev kit. The PlayStation 4 doesn't resemble its bulky dev kit, nor does the PS3 mirror its own brick.

No one knows what the PlayStation 5 will actually look like as of yet, but a reveal isn't likely until sometime next year (probably E3 2020).

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