Update: The official EU blog has been updated with the information that probably comes with better English than Google Translate for the Japanese blog.
Original: Surprise! Sony is going to officially stick with the name we all expected it to be – PlayStation 5. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed to Wired that the console will officially launch in the holiday season of 2020 (at the end of the year next year), but we now also know more information about the PS5 controller.
Instead of my trying to paint a picture, below is a quote from the official PlayStation Japanese blog:
There are two important innovations in the new PS5 controller. The first is to reinvent the traditional vibration function found in the original PlayStation and its same generation of game controllers and adopt haptic technology. By adopting this haptic technology, you will be able to feel a wider variety of reactions than ever before. For example, the feeling of a car hitting a wall during a race might be quite different from the feeling of tackling an opponent in football. You can even run through the grass and taste the sensation in the mud.
The second innovation is the evolution of the L2 and R2 buttons called adaptive triggers, which are newly introduced this time. Game developers will be able to program the trigger resistance to match the actions the player takes, and in combination with haptic technology, more realistic actions can be reproduced than ever before. You will be able to. For example, the feeling of squeezing a bow sharply and the feeling of accelerating an off-road vehicle on a rocky terrain can be reproduced more clearly. Game developers are already starting to deliver initial versions of the new controller, so we hope you will try these new features to your heart’s content and expand your imagination.