Published: Fri, October 11, 2019
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Sony EU Layoffs Announced Same Day of PS5 News

Sony EU Layoffs Announced Same Day of PS5 News

As first discovered by Dutch tech site Lets Go Digital (who recently created a mock-up of what Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons could have looked like), the patent goes into great detail about what could be included in a new PlayStation VR headset.

Sony usually the price under the wraps until the last moment and you can bet it won't be any different with their upcoming next-generation console PlayStation 5. However, according to the report, it doesn't appear that this was an intentional attempt by Sony to control the news cycle by burying layoff news with the announcement of its next-gen console.

The staff from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (or just the SIEE) is reportedly being set up for redundancy. Here's everything else we know, from the DualShock 5 controller, GPU improvements, SSD storage, and other details about the next-generation console.

No word yet on things such as specs, performance, graphics, and specific games in development, although Sony has confirmed the console will be backward compatible with PS4 titles.


"With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race vehicle 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", says Ryan.

Game developers have already begun using the multisensory tech, with PlayStation 5 issuing early versions of the controllers.

It's official - the PlayStation 5 is coming during the holidays next year, and it's called - surprise, surprise - the PlayStation 5, or PS5. The controller will also feature adaptive triggers incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). I'd like to thank all PlayStation fans for continuing the journey with us, as we embark on the future of games.

Unlike the single display of the current-gen headset, Sony is tinkering with the idea of two separate displays for next-gen VR.

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