The PlayStation 5 has quite literally been years in the making and Sony finally let the public in on more specs and details about the upcoming gaming console.
Sony held an event on March 18 which was live-streamed via the PlayStation Blog and YouTube.
During the live stream, PlayStation 5’s lead system architect, Mark Cerny, stated that the design of the PS5 was based on three principles: listening to developers, balancing evolution and revolution, and finding new dreams.
He details the loading speeds of the various hard drives of the new system and says that with its new technology, there will be absolutely no loading screens. He says this will give developers more creative freedom when making games and players will not have to wait around for their games to start up.
The PS5 is also expected to have much better graphics considering that it contains all-new processing chips: a graphic processing unit from AMD and a new central processing unit.
If you thought 4K was the best resolution you could get, you thought wrong. Sony revealed that the new PlayStation will have the ability to produce 8K visuals. If you don’t have an 8K television, which most people don’t, there is no need to fret considering most of the games available for this console will not be operating at such a high resolution for quite some time.
The controllers will likely resemble something a lot like their previous “DualShock” controllers from previous years. The feedback will be haptic instead of the usual vibration so that more sensitive responses are able to be programmed by developers. This is going to help players feel different vibrations when holding the wheel of a car or firing a gun.
Most people will be happy to hear that all PS4 games will be transferrable to the new PS5. Meaning that you will not have to shell out money on a new console and all new games. Just keep the same ones that you have from the PlayStation 4 and they will run just as smoothly on the PlayStation 5.
A specific release date was not given but was said to be available to the public around ‘Holiday 2020’. That should mean anywhere between Thanksgiving and Christmas of this year.