Sony may not have officially unveiled the PlayStation 5 yet, but it's having a lot of fun keeping the next-gen console in the headlines with the youngest of treats. Jim Ryan, the brand's current bigwig, turns out to be a bit of a master tease – and speaking with Business Insider Japan, as translated by Gematsu, he hinted that the DualShock 5 makes a huge difference to the gaming experience. at games.
"Playing the racing game Gran Turismo Sport with a PS5 controller is a completely different experience," he hinted. "Although it works well with the previous controller, there is no going back after experiencing the detailed road surface via haptic control and playing around using the adaptive triggers."
This isn't the first time Polyphony Digital's simulation pilot has been mentioned in conjunction with the PS5, as Wired previously revealed that it sampled the title on Sony's next-gen system. Interestingly, he also referenced the unique functionality of the DualShock 5 in his report. “Riding at the boundary between track and dirt, I could feel both surfaces,” he wrote. "Doing the same thing on the same track using a DualShock 4 on a PS4, that feeling is completely gone."
It will be interesting to see if an upgraded version of Gran Turismo Sport comes to PS5 closer to launch, or if it's just for tech demos. Polyphony Digital has proven it can make the service game concept work, and it now has a good base, so releasing a hypothetical Gran Turismo 7 in the near future may be a smart idea - especially if it can add a more traditional single player mode to the series' now established esports setup to satiate all gamers.