Sony reveals more info about its PlayStation 5 console – No Codenames, its PS5

Sony reveals more about its PlayStation 5 console - No Codenames, its PS5

Sony reveals more info about its PlayStation 5 console – No Codenames, its PS5

It’s official, Sony’s next console will be called the PlayStation 5. No codenames, no messing around, it’s PlayStation 5, or PS5 to those who prefer shorthand. 

Sony has released a lot more information about their next-generation console, reconfirming that it will utilise an AMD Zen-based processor, a Radeon Navi-like graphics card and support for hardware-accelerated raytracing. Yes, Mark Cerny stated that “There is ray-tracing acceleration in the GPU hardware” of their PlayStation 5 console. This confirms that the next-generation of consoles will utilise AMD hardware to implement real-time raytracing in games. 

On the controller side, the PlayStation 5 will feature a new controller design that offers users adaptive trigger, haptic feedback, a larger battery and USB Type-C support. With PS5, Sony plans to address all of the problems with DualShock 4 while offering users new features. 

Thanks to the addition of SSD storage, the PlayStation 5 will offer gamers faster loading times and will potentially allow games to become smaller. This is thanks to how SSD storage eliminates the need for data duplication, an efficiency trick which game makers use to increase the data transmission speeds of mechanical hard drives. On top of this, PlayStation 5 will allow users to install specific sections of games separately, allowing the singleplayer and multiplayer portions of games to be installed or deleted to help save precious SSD space. 

Physical games on PlayStation 5 will also use 100GB optical disks, making the system compatible with 4K Blu-ray movies. Game installations will be mandatory, as optical disk players cannot hope to match the I/O performance of an SSD.  

Bluepoint Games has also announced that they are working on a “big” PlayStation 5 project. Bluepoint Games are the creators of 2018’s Shadow of the Colossus remake, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for PlayStation 4 and the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The developers at Bluepoint Games are experts at recreating classic games on modern hardware, which could mean that their PlayStation 5 game is a recreated PlayStation classic. 
   

Sony reveals more about its PlayStation 5 console - No Codenames, its PS5  

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is expected to be a groundbreaking console, bringing raytracing to the mainstream while delivering major CPU, GPU and storage upgrades over its predecessor. Sony’s PlayStation 4 exclusive titles already look excellent, making the prospect of more powerful PlayStation hardware all the more tantalising. 

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