It looks like Sony is ready to rev up their massive global marketing engine as they release their first worldwide advertisement for the PlayStation 5. The new one-minute-long PS5 ad doesn’t reveal anything new about the PS5, but it highlights the next-gen console’s key features like 3D audio support and the PS5’s DualSense controller’s support for haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
According to PlayStation Blog, the PS5 ad is designed for gamers to “see the new console’s features come to life through a young woman’s eyes and her movements” and be “immersed in the world of games with the PS5 console and DualSense wireless controller in your own hands”.
Here are some choice quotes from developers of PS5 games:
“The haptic feedback precision allows us to do all sorts of new things. In Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, we’ll be hinting to players which direction attacks are coming from by providing haptic feedback from the appropriate direction on the DualSense wireless controller. What does it feel like to use Miles’s stealth ability? How does a Venom Blast feel? Because of the high resolution of DualSense wireless controller’s haptics system, we can really push the dimensionality of the feedback. For instance, as you hold down Square to do a Venom Punch, you feel Spider-Man’s bio-electricity crackle across from the left side of the controller, culminating in the right side on impact.” –Brian Horton // Creative Director, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Horizon Forbidden West features new weapons that are designed to feel unique and play a specific role in combat with machines and human opponents. The DualSense wireless controller adaptive triggers will help us to make the weapons feel even more unique and satisfying to use.— Mathijs de Jonge // Game Director, Guerrilla
The adaptive triggers are something we’re excited to feature [in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart]! For instance, the Enforcer is a dual-barreled shotgun type weapon. As you pull the trigger, you’ll fire from one barrel, and you can feel resistance around halfway down the trigger. Need a bigger blast? Pull the trigger through that resistance point and you’ll fire both barrels at the same time. — Marcus Smith // Creative Director, Insomniac Games
Meanwhile, gamers all around the world are still waiting for the official release date and price for the PS5, which remains unknown only several months before the supposed Holiday 2020 release window of the next-gen console.
However, if the PS5 ad is any indication, we might be hearing about all that soon. Who knows, more details for the PS5 might even be announced at the upcoming Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live at 2am GMT+8 on 27 August 2020.