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Sony announces release of PlayStation 5

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(WSIL) -- Sony confirmed on Tuesday its next console, the PlayStation 5 will launch in 2020 for the holiday season.

In a blog post, the company announced PlayStation 5 will feature a redesigned controller. It will also include improved tactile sensations, such as rumbling and shaking, so that users can better feel what's going on within a game.

"With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car 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," Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, wrote in the post. "One of our goals with the next generation is to deepen the feeling of immersion when you play games."

The company declined to share further details, including how much the PlayStation 5 will cost.

The new console comes nearly six years after the PlayStation 4 was released.

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