The Sony EU Layoffs are likely a effect of the company's restructuring plans which were announced in April of past year, ultimately seeing a shift in management where the American portion of the company takes the lead.
The PlayStation 5 announcement has mostly overshadowed the news of the redundancies.
It seems like Sony is cooking up a PlayStation VR 2 for the PS5, which isn't much of a surprise.
"You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud".
The new controller will also have something called "adaptive triggers", which will reside in the primary R2 and L2 triggers. "Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the tactile sensation of drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating an off-road vehicle through rocky terrain". The console will come with a new type of controller that will bring touch to the gaming experience.
The PS5 is now 14 months away from launch which means that the Sony's engineers have a good amount of time to ensure full backwards compatibility across the entirety of the PS4 catalog of games. Although the GPU will support ray-tracing acceleration, it is not for sure how exactly the console will justify it in most titles.
While minor, fans will also be happy to know that the PlayStation 5 will be able to play 4K Blu-rays.
Sony says there'll be a bunch of changes PS5 will introduce.
Speaking with Famitsu, PlayStation's Japanese arm said that while development in this regard is still on-going, the platform holder has still yet to achieve backwards compatibility with all PS4 games.