Now that the PS5 has been out and available to the public for almost a year now, we can finally take a look back and have a look at just how much the PS5 was able to live up to the expectations people had.
The hype and excitement surrounding the PS5 leading to its launch was truly mind-boggling, and seemingly everyone knew that the PS5 was right around the corner, both gamers and non-gamers alike.
In this article, we will be taking a look at if the PS5 was able to live up to the hype it received before its launch to find out if the hype was warranted or if it ending up being a slight disappointment and people’s expectations may have been too high.
The controller Is Truly a Vital Innovation
The new haptic feedback feature that the new PS5 controllers feature is truly a game-changer.
There are only a few other times where the same feeling that haptic feedback gives has been properly implemented, and such a culture shock is a welcomed addition in the sea of familiarity and sameness that seems to have taken over the gaming industry today.
Haptic feedback is a process in which in-game movements and touch are brought to life through the controller. For example, let’s say you are playing the newest call of duty and you are firing a machine gun. Well, with haptic feedback, it will almost feel like you are firing a machine gun in real life.
The new controllers are able to give players much more immersion. This dedication to creating the most immersive experience possible is one that has come to define the entire length and breadth of the gaming industry.
In hardware, this translated to more sensorial experiences. In software, it demands a great deal more creativity from developers. For example, one of the most popular parts of the gaming world is the casino industry, in which online slots have been designed to be as similar as possible to the real thing by incorporating a variety of features with that exact goal in mind, or how video communication apps like skype allow people to have an experience that almost rivals that of real life.
Every minuscule feeling you’d expect to find on a real-life machine gun such as the sound and feel of reloading, the recoil when shooting, and even the sound and feel of a bullet leaving the chamber can now be felt through the controller thanks to haptic feedback.
It’s a difficult concept to explain, and it’s hard to give haptic feedback the true explanation it deserves. However, as soon as you get your hands on a PS5 and pick up the controller, you will have absolutely no doubt about just how good haptic feedback is.
Endless Possibilities and increased Capabilities
Of course, with every new generation of console comes a drastic increase in power and performance, the PS5 is no exception.
The capabilities of the PS5 and the quality of the games it can run are truly impressive, so much so that you will probably need to get a new specially made PS5 TV in order to utilise it to its maximum capacity.
We have only just begun to see what the PS5 is capable of, and in reality, it will take game developers a while to even start producing games that are able to fully utilise the PS5’s abilities.
It’s not only the graphics that have gotten a huge upgrade. In addition to the new eye-watering graphics, the overall performance of the PS5 is a substantial improvement over its predecessor.
This means that most games are easily able to run at 60FPS consistently, which was only ever achieved by a few select games in the previous generation. This leads to the whole experience with the PS5 being much smoother and seamless, offering performance of the likes that has never been seen before.
More of the Same, Which is Not a Bad Thing
If you are a long-time owner of a PS4 and looking to make the switch to the PS5, there really won’t be too much of a difference in how it feels.
Of course, the drastic improvements in performance and graphics and the increased frame rate will certainly be a welcomed addition, and the haptic feedback does provide a unique experience. Although, the whole experience with the PS5 is not too much different from its predecessor.
While this may sound like a bad thing at first, that could not be further from the truth. The PS4 was a great console that was loved by many, and to make changes to an already near-perfect system would be unnecessary and perhaps counter-intuitive.
The PS5 takes everything that was good about the PS4, and simply improves it.
Sure, this may be disappointing for those who were expecting a completely brand-new experience from the PS5 compared to the PS4, but the PS5 is a great console that works well in every way.
Overall, the PS5 is an amazing console. Sure, perhaps it didn’t live up to the hype, but when people have such high expectations and hopes it’s hard for any product to do so now.
The common consensus in the gaming community is that the PS5 is a great addition to the PS5 series, offering a huge boost to performance as well as the truly unique haptic feedback in the controller.
The only people who seem to be disappointed with the PS5 are those who set unrealistic expectations that no console would have ever been able to live up to.