At a presentation at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Sony talked about its new PlayStation 5 game console.
True, the full announcement is still far away. So far, Sony representatives have confirmed some features and showed the official PlayStation 5 logo. There were no surprises: the logo is in the same style as previous generations.
Features PlayStation 5 called:
hardware ray tracing support
3D surround sound support
-New Haptics / Adaptive Triggers Joystick Feedback System
drive Ultra HD Blu-ray.
They promise to tell more details in the coming months, and console sales will start at the end of the year.
Sony’s patent applications have appeared on Inverse regarding its PlayStation VR 2 VR helmet.
According to the source, the novelty will be completely wireless and will be able to work without charging for about 5 hours. One of the main chips will be the implementation of the technology of tracking the eyes and head movements, which will reduce the requirements for the computing resources of the helmet. In addition, the system will be able to identify the user and upload personal settings.
The stated resolution of the lenses is 2560×1440 pixels, the viewing angle is 220 degrees, and the refresh rate is 120 Hz. For comparison, the original PlayStation VR had a resolution of 1920×1080 at the same frequency.
Somewhat confused by the price – $ 250 US, which is pretty cheap for such a device.
Sony plans to implement a joint multiplayer for users of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
During the Sony Investor Relations Day 2019, the heads of the PlayStation noted that their next console will get the backward compatibility feature. Thanks to this gamers with PS5 will be able to play online with users of PS4, and run multiplayer games for the past generation.
“Compatibility is a positive thing. The game will not only be able to run on the next generation of the console, but also play between generations – the community can enjoy the games together … due to the fact that compatibility plays a very important role, ”said John Koder, vice president of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said that backward compatibility will allow the company to quickly transfer audiences to the PlayStation 5. Gamers will not have to wait for the console to expand the library of games, or when their friends will switch to the next generation.