Update: Sony has now officially released the first PS5 commercial, which you can watch below:
An accompanying PlayStation Blog post explains, “our first global spot for PlayStation that showcases some of the immersive gameplay you will experience on the new PS5 console”. The post also includes a number of PS5 develoeprs explaining how they’ll use the console’s features in their games, from acting as a Spidey-Sense in Spider-Man: Miles Morales, to physic ally jamming your triggers in Deathloop.
The first live-action PS5 commercial appears to have leaked online, and it focuses on the features of the DualSense controller and the console’s 3D Audio capabilities.
New PS5 ad. (In Hungarian only for now lol) pic.twitter.com/ZIPd0DWITQ
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) August 20, 2020
The short live-action trailer touts the features of the DualSense by showing an actor touching a rumbling icy surface and pulling a bowstring. They later notice the sound of a radio in a faraway guard tower, referring to the PS5’s Tempest Engine audio system. There’s also a kraken involved in there too, but that probably isn’t a DualSense feature.
The end of the trailer flashes up three phrases of focus in Hungarian, which when translated to English equal “Haptic Feedback, Adaptive Triggers and 3D Audio.” Near the bottom of the screen at the end of the trailer is a note which suggests that the DualSense systems teased in the trailer will be “available if the feature is supported by the game.”
Speculation has inevitably begun about whether this commercial’s appearance points to an upcoming announcement on a release date, price, and pre-orders. We’ve heard previously that PS5 pre-orders going live won’t be a surprise. IGN has contacted Sony for comment.
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If you’d like to know more about the PS5, here’s everything we know about Sony’s next-gen console. In other news, check out this opinion piece about how Sony has handed Xbox an advantage by requiring the DualSense controller for PS5 games.