PlayStation 5 demo footage surfaces, Loading time reduction Showcased

PlayStation 5 demo footage surfaces, Loading time reduction Showcased

PlayStation 5 demo footage surfaces, Loading time reduction Showcased

Footage of Sony’s next-generation PlayStation, let’s call it the PlayStation 5, has been released online thanks to , a tech reporter from the Wall Street Journal, showcasing the console’s ultra-fast loading times. 

Storage performance has been a huge limiting factor for games, making load-times long while also limiting how many new assets can be drawn onto the player’s screen at any given time. Mechanical Hard Drives are not going to get much faster moving forwards, so Sony decided to take things in a new direction with their PlayStation 5 console, opting to utilise a proprietary solid state storage solution.  

In the video below, Sony showcases Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man, showing how the game’s New York map takes 8.1 seconds to load on their PS4 Pro, while their PlayStation 5 demo system can do the same thing on just 0.83 seconds, which is almost ten times faster.

The second part of the demo focuses on world traversal, with Sony’s PlayStation 4 hardware being limited by asset streaming times and HDD speeds, whereas Sony’s PlayStation 5 demo system was able to traverse through the level at jet-like speeds, thanks to the speed of the PS5’s storage. Better still, the PlayStation 5 didn’t stop or hitch at any time, creating a smoother experience.  

  

In their investor slides, Sony has also reconfirmed all of the PlayStation 5’s specifications, including the console’s new CPU and GPU hardware, its use of SSD storage, full backwards compatibility with PlayStation 4 titles, support for Ray Tracing, 8K resolutions, disks and 3D audio. 

Much of the technology within Sony’s next-generation PlayStation will be created by AMD, with Sony confirming that the system will utilise Zen 2 CPU cores and Radeon Navi graphics hardware. On the CPU-side the PlayStation 5 is set to deliver a monumental boost to system performance over today’s PlayStation 4.  

PlayStation 5 demo footage surfaces, Loading time reduction Showcased  

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