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Sony announces innovative technology in Playstation 5 controllers

Allowing for a more immersive experience, coming in 2020

  • Devyn White
  • 8 October 2019
Sony announces innovative technology in Playstation 5 controllers

Sony has announced new updates for the Playstation 5, launching Holiday 2020, that will enhance the gaming experience.

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This new powerful simulation experience is due to two key innovations - haptic technology and adaptive triggers. Haptic technology allows the controllers to have a broader range of feedback, rather than the one-dimensional "rumble" feedback, “so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field" says Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment President & CEO.

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The adaptive L2/R2 triggers give varying sensations of resistance when completing different tasks. This way, "the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow," feels distinctive from "accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain." These new innovations elevate the gaming experience by manipulating sense of touch and allowing for a range of sensitivity.

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These updates come after Sony noticeably skipped the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year at which Microsoft announced their upcoming plans for a new console.

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