Today at CES Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas the new PlayStation 5 logo was revealed. It clearly isn’t a new take on the logo. The 4 has been simply replaced with a 5 in the same typeface. It’s not a big shocker as most major brands tend to avoid heavy alterations to existing logos or branding elements. Still, I was kinda hoping for something else. Something new.
The console, however, is shaping up to be quite different. There has been a number of leaked images online but nothing has been confirmed from Sony. I seriously hope these images aren’t accurate. It looks like a foot bath and a hairdryer had children.
Rumors suggest the new PS5 console design will be a mashup of something new and something old. An old school futuristic design sounds interesting. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of what I’m seeing so far as I lean more towards sleek and simple construction. We shall see if there is any truth to these leaked images in the coming weeks.
The new PS5 controller will ditch the “rumble” effect in place of haptic feedback. I have never been a fan of the rumble effect on any controller. The first thing I do is turn that crap off. Haptic feedback will allow for a much wider range of effects. I’m curious to see how this feels as it could add a nice depth to gameplay.
“Crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.”Jim Ryan, President & CEO, SIE
The new PS5 controllers will also feature tactile triggers and thumbsticks. These could interact with gameplay by providing more or less resistance when performing certain actions in a game like firing a weapon or slogging through snow or water.
Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain.Jim Ryan, President & CEO, SIE
There is much to be revealed about the PS5. We already know it will feature a Solid State hard drive and an AMD Ryzen CPU. A recent Wired article highlights the new hard drives capable of eliminating the need for developers to use duplicate content. This is interesting because if you only need certain assets once, would it make game files smaller? Either way, I’m stoked the new Xbox Series X and the PS5 will virtually eliminate load times.
There is no doubt the PS5 will be a phenomenal upgrade to the PS4. The cat’s more or less out of the bag regarding the Xbox Series X. It won’t be long until we get all the juicy details about the PS5. Are you pinching those penny’s to buy the new PS5? What are you most excited about?
As always, thanks for reading. Game on!