For months, we have been referring to Sony’s next-generation console as the “PlayStation 5,” or “PS5” for short. While this is the name that most people have assumed Sony will use, some wondered whether a change might be on the horizon. And now, we have our answer. Sony just announced the release window for the PS5, and in that same post, confirmed its name.
The Official Name of the PS5 Is “PlayStation5”
In a post entitled, “An Update on Next-Gen: PlayStation 5 Launches Holiday 2020,” SIE President & CEO Jim Ryan says, “Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.”
So, there you have it. There is nothing unexpected here. Sony chose to go with the obvious name for their next console rather than revisiting this aspect of their branding. And why not? It is the simplest, most straightforward way to go, and it recognizes the company’s legacy of quality consoles.
Ryan only discussed the title and the release window for the console briefly before continuing on to discuss the PS5 controller in detail. He talked about its new adaptive triggers and haptic feedback. Both of these features will add more variety to how it feels to use the controller, providing more range in tactile sensations. Together, the two features should combine to make gaming more immersive than ever.
This is not the only news to come out lately about the PlayStation 5. The name of the PS5 devkit has apparently leaked. We also have been hearing from developers about how they will be able to plan levels around “what is the most fun” rather than worrying so much about technical considerations when building games for the PS5.
We do still have a bit of a wait ahead of us before we can buy the PlayStation 5, but at least the end of that long wait is in view. Make sure you don’t miss out on any headlines about Sony’s next-gen console. Keep up with our PlayStation 5 news.