While the PlayStation 5 may not be releasing until next year, that hasn’t stopped Sony from sharing details about their next generation plans.
Following the first details on PS5 in early April, revealing that Sony is working to effectively remove loading and loading screens from video games on their console, the company held a corporate event this week expanding upon that information.
Wall Street Journal technology journalist, Takashi Mochizuki, was at the event and thankfully decided to record a demonstration of the PS5 loading Marvel’s Spider-Man unbelievably fast. In the clip we see the PS4 Pro loading the game in 8.10 seconds, while PlayStation’s next generation console manages it in 0.83 seconds. Yes, under one second to load Spider-Man. This is clearly due to the already announced Solid State Drives that will be a key selling point of the PS5. The future looks good.
The video then shows how fast the PS5 allows the camera to travel through the city, demonstrating the difference in world rendering time between the PS4 Pro and the PS5. Spoilers: the PS5 is ridiculously fast in comparison.
When revealing the first details about the PS5, Mark Cerny announced support for ray-tracing, backwards compatibility, 8K support, PSVR support, SSDs, and referenced cloud-gaming. In regards to next gen cloud-gaming, Sony and Microsoft announced a collaboration on future cloud-gaming solutions in a potentially industry-shaking move.
Cerny stressed that the PS5 will not launch in 2019.
We’ll keep you updated on all the next generation news, including the PS5, the next gen Xbox, and the Google Stadia.
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