New York (AFP)

Sony announced Tuesday that the next version of its famous PlayStation game console will be marketed during the holiday season 2020.

The PlayStation 5 will be equipped with improved joysticks, says the Japanese giant, world leader in the video game market.

"One of our goals with the new generation (of consoles, Ed) is to deepen the feeling of immersion of the player and we had the opportunity with our new controller to re-imagine how the touch can strengthen this immersion, "Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a statement.

The controller of the PlayStation 5 will include the technology "haptic", supposed to make the gaming experience even more realistic.

"Haptic technology offers a wide variety of sensations, and the feeling is completely different when you hit a wall in a car race or tackle a football field," Ryan said.

"Adaptive Triggers" will also "feel the tactile sensation when shooting or accelerating with a 4x4 on rocky terrain," says Ryan.

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