PS5 makes next year’s holidays exciting already!

By Wajeeh Uddin 11 Dec, 19

So the next generation of SONY’s all so popular game, the PS5 is going to be released during the Christmas holidays 2020, it has many new and improved features which have made a lot of people excited and anxious.

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Now in the present moment, the most advanced SONY console is the PS4 Pro. It has very good features, and hence logically, we are going to compare the PS4 Pro with the PS5, at least about what we know so far.

PS4 Pro vs PS5

While we surely can see some really appreciable changes and improvements in most of the areas in PS5, what’s more, exciting is the ray tracing feature.

So for those of you who do not know what ray tracing is and why it is added to the PS5 is a big deal, we are here to explain it to you step by step.

So have you ever noticed that in your videogames, there are hardly any sorts of mirrors present, and if they are the reflection of those mirrors are very blurry? That’s because most videogames do not simulate the exact behaviour of light in the game. 

With  Ray tracing, the developers have used a rendering technique that aims to simulate the way light bounces off objects, in turn creating more realistic shadows, reflections, and lighting effects. NVIDIA’s Tom Peterson described it as a physics-based way of creating images, as opposed to an artistic way of creating images.

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Furthermore, Sony also said earlier this year that ray tracing could also be used for the PS5’s 3D audio implementation, tracing sound waves around the scene to more accurately pinpoint where certain sounds are coming from—and thus create more convincing surround effects, so you know where every enemy is hiding.

Okay, apart from the whole Ray Tracing fiasco, the Sony PS5 is also receiving a lot of attention because of the new features added to the Dualshock. The PS5 controller will include haptic feedback to replace the DualShock 4's rumble technology. 

The rumble technology present in the PS4 controller caused it to vibrate intensely during particular in-game events. It wasn't particularly fine-tuned to the player's experience. The Haptic feedback simulates touch, meaning the controller will output vibrations or movements to replicate a real-life touch experience. This aims to improve the controller's feedback and, therefore, the player's immersion. 

The PS5 controller will also feature adaptive triggers that Sony says have "been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2)". These adaptive triggers will allow developers to program the resistance of the triggers to simulate actions more accurately. We do not know how widely accepted this idea will be by the people for now but surely is a big leap and shows a big desire to improve the experience and performance.

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About the games, you should be expecting to arrive on the PS5, well.. how can one not start with GTA 6. GTA 6 is one of the most anticipated games that everyone would be looking forward to having on their PS5. Meanwhile, a new Batman game is also rumored that it will feature among the launching games for PS5. Along with these two, we can surely expect and wish for a sequel to Marvel’s SpiderMan. All this makes one more and more impatient for the release of the Sony PS5 just almost a year from now!

Now coming to the main question, will the SONY PS5 really be compatible with all the previous games up to PS1? The answer is very vague and Sony itself has been trying its best to dodge this bullet. Many developers mentioned that there might be a chance that the PS5 will surely be backward compatible, but to what extent? The answer is still under the shadow of a doubt. As we discuss this further, it is to be understood that it is more likely that the PS5 be compatible with PS4, PS2, and PS1 games and might leave out many of PS3 games as it requires more technological efforts and the system would require more tweaking than usual. So yeah, keep your fingers closed and keep those games from your PS1 times to your present PS4 time intact, and really hope that you can relive all those amazing moments from your previous games on your PS5!