It’s been a momentous year for me in the world of gaming, as for the first time since 2011, I didn’t buy the new version of FIFA. To be honest, that’s about it.
Every time I hear more about the PlayStation 5, I think I might go without a generation of console – since I’m getting older and, in a weird twist, poorer – but having seen this, I might have to get one.
This comes after the unbelievable capabilities of the 4K PlayStation 5 with Epic Games showing off the use of the Unreal Engine Version 5.
Have a look at the video and be blown away by what technology can do now.
Genuinely stunning stuff…
Now, you’ll probably find PC Gamers saying that they’ve been able to play games with these graphic since before time began, but as we all know, they’re not real people and aren’t to be listened to.
Meanwhile, the new PlayStation 5 controller has been revealed, and honestly, it looks like it belongs to an Xbox; flat and white and like it controls something in a 1960s sci-fi film.
I’ve no idea how people use Xbox controllers really. They’re just like big boxes with stupid, stubby little handles and I hope I’m wrong about how the PlayStation 5 controller looks.
Sony shared the first image of the controller on 7th April with almost no warning and called the DuelSense, the new controller features a bunch of new features, but Sony have assured us that it carries on with some of the best gizmos for the DuelShock 4, such as the big button that no-one knows what to do with and the ‘Start’ button no longer being called ‘Start’.
It sounds quite cool though, and through a blog post, Sony’s PlayStation team described the new feedback features that will make game-playing more immersive.
“We adopted haptic feedback, which adds a variety of powerful sensations you’ll feel when you play, such as the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud.
“We also incorporated adaptive triggers into the L2 and R2 buttons of DualSense so you can truly feel the tension of your actions, like when drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.”
God yeah I’ll probably get one.
Images via Sony, Unreal Engine
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow