During its keynote at CES 2020, today, Sony just revealed the official logo for its upcoming gaming console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5). However, in case you expected something new this time, you’d be incredibly disappointed to know that the logo Sony used for its upcoming console is exactly the same as it was with its previous consoles. Except that the number at the end has a 5, signifying the exact generation of the console.
This has to be one of the most predictable reveals of all time but hey, everything isn’t as bad. You may have heard of the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. Somehow, this applies well with Sony’s logo designs for its consoles. The current script perfectly encapsulates the ethos of the console with a timeless design that doesn’t feel outdated in the least bit.
Unfortunately, apart from that, we weren’t given any more details about the console from Sony, apart from some vague specifications. They include:
- 3D Audio: For a much more dynamic sound experience while gaming to completely immerse you in the game. This will probably be a much more sophisticated version of surround sound that’ll feel completely natural.
- Adaptive Triggers: This has to do with the controller for the PS5. Presumably called the Dualshock 5, it will have the ability to measure the amount the trigger is being pressed to have a different effect as opposed to it being fully pressed. This allows for more functionality, especially in simulation games like Gran Turismo.
- Improved Haptics: This also has to do with the new controller and is more of an improvement than a new feature. As you all know, haptics is the way to go, be it a smartphone or gaming controllers. Even the tiniest of vibrations from these can create a huge impact on your gaming experience. To learn more about the possible future controller, read here.
- Ultra High-Speed SSD: As hard drives slowly become obsolete, SSDs are the way to go. They greatly reduce file reading and writing time and if an SSD is labeled as “ultra-high-speed” it’ll definitely be lightning fast as even regular SSDs are fast. The impact of this on the PS5 would be greatly reduced loading times of games, which is a much welcome change.
- Hardware-based Ray Tracing: According to Wikipedia, “In computer graphics, ray tracing is a rendering technique for generating an image by tracing the path of light as pixels in an image plane and simulating the effects of its encounters with virtual objects”. This is enough to let you guys know the importance of Ray Tracing and its potential benefits in the PS5.
- Ultra HD BluRay: Equipped on the PS5, will be the new Ultra HD BluRay disk reader. Unlike the traditional BluRay disk reader, this will be able to read 4K BluRay disks, which can hold much more data than BluRay disks.
That’ll all that Sony “officially” told us about the upcoming PS5. While we’re all hyped up for it, we can’t help but be disappointed with the lack of details we got. On the flip side, when Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X, we got a proper look at what the console would look like. Compared to that, this seems like a bummer.
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Regardless, we do (kind of) have a release date for the PS5. According to Sony officials, it is “coming this holiday season”, which probably means the end of the year 2020. That’s a long wait and with this little information given, Sony could potentially kill the hype of the PS5. Would this result in the Xbox Series X gaining more popularity than it? Only time can tell so stay tuned to find out.