In an interview with Wired, Lead System Architect Mark Cerny has revealed some information with regards to the upcoming PlayStation console, the PlayStation 5.
The PlayStation 5 is expected to come with 3D Sound, PS4 Backwards Compatibility, solid state drive (SSD) and 8K graphics. Are 8K televisions that common in households yet?
PlayStation’s next-generation console will have an AMD chip. The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen processors. Meanwhile, the GPU will be a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi Family. The PS5 will support ray tracing, a staple of Hollywood visual effects and has entered the PC-gaming space.
Instead of a hard drive, the next generation console will have a solid state drive (SSD) which means loading times will be faster than ever. Mark Cerny demonstrated the features of the new console using Insomniac’s PS4 Exclusive, Spider Man. Using the PS4 Pro as a comparison, the usual loading time when fast travelling is 15 seconds but when tried on the newest generation console, it only took 0.8 seconds! Talk about fast paced gaming.
If you’re a PS4 and PlayStation VR owner, there’s some good news for you! The PlayStation 5 is confirmed to have backwards capability and will be able to support PlayStation VR. There’s also a chance of having games that will span over two generations. These games could include The Last of Us 2 and Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.
As of now, it has been confirmed that the PlayStation 5 won’t be released in 2019. But there are a lot of rumblings that the PS5 will be released in 2020 along with Xbox’s newest generation console.
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