Sony Officially Confirms PS5 Will Launch in Late 2020

PlayStation 5 will be launching on holiday 2020 and will feature controllers with adaptive triggers.

October 8, 2019

Through a new blog post on the Japanese PS Blog, (and on the English PS Blog,  updated a few minutes later)  Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially announced PS5 will be launching in late 2020, during the holidays season. This is the first time Sony has officially announced such a precise release window for its next-gen console. While everyone guessed so, this is also officially the first time Sony confirmed their next-gen console is indeed titled “PlayStation 5”.

The blog post furthermore mentions how the PS5 controller will be using two new innovations. The first one is using haptic feedback instead of rumble as it’s been the case till now. The second innovation will be “adaptive triggers”, to make the L2 and R2 buttons programmable by developers. This will allow devs to change the resistance of the triggers depending on the in-game action they correspond to, or depending on which situation the player is currently in.


Sony confirms in the blog post some game studios already received early versions of the PS5 controller for development purposes.

The final paragraph of the blog post also mentions how the PS4 still has three major, Sony-backed titles coming soon: Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, and Ghost of Tsushima. Many rumors or elements in the past pointed at these 3 games getting a PS5 release as well, so it’s probably not a coincidence they got mentioned there.

Lastly, the blog post mentions more details regarding PS5 will be shared throughout the year as we head to the release in late 2020.

Death Stranding will be launching on PS4 on November 8. The Last of Us Part II launches on February 21. Ghost of Tsushima has no release date as of now.

Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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