Sony finally shared some news about the next generation PlayStation console – which has no official name but is likely to be called PlayStation 5 – in an interview with Wired, this week.
In the interview, Sony explained that the PS5 will support 8K resolution, 3D audio, SSD, and backward compatibility, which means you will be able to play PS4 games on the new console.
PS4 Lead System Architect, Mark Cerny said, the new generation console that Sony is developing is not just having higher specifications, like the PS4 Pro.
PS5 hardware will be completely new. The console will use an eight generation Ryzen-based CPU from AMD, which is made with the Zen 7nm process.
The PS5 will also have a special GPU made based on AMD Radeon Navi hardware, which can bring ray-tracing features to the console for the first time, according to The Verge report.
As a result, if you have an 8K resolution TV, you can play games with the same resolution.
Besides better graphics, Sony also emphasizes 3D audio features. The new AMD chip also includes a special chip for the feature.
Hopefully, this will make the gaming experience become more real, both when you play using TV speakers or headphones.
Another major change that is on the PlayStation 5 is the use of SSD to replace the hard drive.
Sony promises, the use of SSD will make the load time become shorter and the gameplay can become more distinct. In a demonstration, fast-travel interstitial screen on Spider-Man takes 15 seconds on the PS4, only takes 0.8 seconds on the PS5 developer kit.
PS5 is also mentioned to be able to be used to play PlayStation 4 games. Unlike the PS3 and PS4, PS4 and PS5 have similar architectures. Therefore, making the PS5 easier to play PS4 games.
Unfortunately, Sony did not explain whether they would also make a new generation of PSVR. The Japanese company confirmed, PSVR will indeed be compatible with PS5.
Sony also hasn’t mentioned the release date of this new console. One thing is certain, it will not be launched this year.