Mark Cerny, Sony’s system architect talked about the upcoming PlayStation 5 in an interview. Although it’s been made clear Sony hasn’t committed to the name. But in the form of development kits, Sony’s next-generation console is already in the hands of the developers.
Sony is accelerating the development of those kits so that the game studios have enough time to get familiar with its capabilities.
Moreover, the new gaming console will also have a custom Radeon Navi graphics variant, resolutions will be up to 8k and the ray tracing support.
Talking about the audio changes, there was a little difference in audio quality in PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. But this time 3D audio capability will be a prominent aspect. Super fast storage is included in PS5, Cerny states that it’s not the ordinary SSD, he claims that it has a raw bandwidth higher than any SSD available for PCs.
Mark Cerny said in the interview that
It’s been a little bit of frustration that audio did not change too much between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. With the next console the dream is to show how dramatically different the audio experience can be when we apply significant amounts of hardware horsepower to it.
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Interestingly he offered a demo using the Spider-Man fast travel sequence both on PS4 and PS5, it took about 15 seconds to load, after that, Cerny repeated the same process on PlayStation 5 dev kit where the loading sequence took less than one second!
Strong rumors suggest that the upcoming PlayStation 5 will be based on PlayStation 4 architecture but will have backward compatibility. Moreover, this upcoming gaming console will also accept physical media.
The next PlayStation is expected to arrive in, but we will surely have updates before the release. Furthermore, we should not expect much from Sony at E3 later this summer as the company chose to skip the show 2019.
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