PlayStation 5 officially named and launching Holiday 2020

Sony have confirmed that their next console will, rather predictably, be called Playstation 5 and will launch ‘in time for Holiday 2020’ which probably means early November.

“Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring. 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.” writes Jim Ryan, President & CEO, SIE.

“These updates may not be a huge surprise, but we wanted to confirm them for our PlayStation fans, as we start to reveal additional details about our vision for the next generation. WIRED magazine covered these updates and more in .

The “more” refers to something I’m quite excited about – a preview of the new controller that will ship with PlayStation 5. One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games, and we had the opportunity with our new controller to reimagine how the sense of touch can add to that immersion.”

You can read more from Jim on the Playstation Blog and keep an eye out for more news here.  We’re eagerly waiting to see if Microsoft will follow suit.

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