For weeks the information has been kept under wraps as many PlayStation users think towards the future, and towards the replacement of the PlayStation 4. However, Sony is slowly revealing information about the upcoming console.
In an interview with Sony’s system architect, Mark Cerny, Wired reported that the console would be much faster, more powerful, and have an improved audio system. However, Cerny states that “won’t be landing in stores anytime in 2019.” So eager gamers will have to wait until at least next year to see it on the shelves.
Cerny did however, say some interesting things about the PlayStation 5. Some good news for avid fans, the new PlayStation 5 will included a solid-state hard drive (SSD) for a much faster load time. Swapping from an older hard drive disk (HDD), the PlayStation 5 will give much better load times. For example Spider Man on the PS4 will take 15 seconds to fast travel between locations. While the new SSD will take 0.8 seconds.
The next PlayStation will feature and support ray-tracing graphics. For the first time in a console, says Cerny. The ray-tracing graphics are more commonly used in high-end processing gaming computers of Hollywood special effects, however they will be arriving on the next PlayStation.
This means that the next-gen console will provide greater quality, and more realistic visuals and to back this up. Cerny also confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with the PlayStation 4.
Finally, Cerny spoke about the updated and improved audio capabilities in the next-gen console. Cerny briefly spoke about how many games were left frustrated that there wasn’t much change in audio quality. However, that will be rectified in the new PlayStation.
What we don’t know however, is some of the more important features. Such as the price, name, and it’s release date.