Sony demonstrated one of the salient features of its next PlayStation generation long before the device was launched without a name.
During a presentation by Sony Interactive Entertainment, a manager showed the super-fast loading times of the PlayStation 5, thanks to a completely new solid-state drive built into the device.
It comes as some details have emerged about the next-gen console, which Sony recently confirmed would not be ready for release this year.
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Sony may have planned a lot for the next generation console. Rumor has it that the company will build a successor to the PlayStation 4 for months, but the plans are secret
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE PS5?
A new SSD for faster loading times
Improved CPU and GPU
New GPU supports 8K graphics and 3D audio
Backward compatibility that allows users to play both new and old games
Support for physical games
In a video, a manager shows how the next-gen console can load content in a fraction of the time it would cost the PlayStation 4 Pro.
The presentation confirmed that the PlayStation 5, as some call it, will show backward compatibility.
This means that users can play games from the PlayStation 4 on the new console and that it also supports the current PlayStation VR headset.
& # 39; We will use the power of new technology to provide fully transformative and immersive gaming experiences & # 39 ;, the presentation said.
& # 39; We will use backwards compatibility to transfer our community to next-gen faster and seamlessly than ever before. & # 39;
The Sony presentation also confirmed several other features that were mentioned earlier.
However, the company is still rarely about a launch date, price, where it will be available for purchase, as well as what games will be released when the next-gen console goes on sale.
In an interview with Wired, PS4 architect Mike Cerny teased what Sony might have in store for the upcoming console.
PlayStation fans can expect a number of important upgrades under the hood in the next console.
Cerny suggested that the console of the next generation & # 39; revolutionary, rather than evolutionary & # 39; will be, according to Wired.
One of the features that confirmed the presentation is that the new console will include a completely new CPU and GPU, an SSD drive, backward compatibility, ray tracing, 8K graphics, disk support and 3D audio.
Cerny has given a bit more color to how exactly these functions will improve the gaming experience.
It contains an AMD chip with eight cores that is based on AMD & # 39; s Ryzen line and has the company's new 7 nanometer Zen 2 architecture.
Another major upgrade will come in the form of a GPU that & # 39; ray tracing & # 39; , a lighting technique that has never been used in a console before and leads to & # 39; increased realism & # 39 ;, Wired reported.
Thanks to the advanced graphic card and processors of the PlayStation 5, the device can support 8K graphics in addition to 3D audio.
3D audio will allow users to hear sounds from & # 39; above, behind and from the side & # 39; to experience, according to Wired.
Perhaps more fun is Sony & # 39; s decision to replace the hard drive with a solid-state drive, which should lead to noticeably faster loading times while playing.
Among other things, Sony confirmed that the PS5 will include a completely new CPU and GPU, an SSD drive, backward compatibility, ray tracing, 8K graphics, disk support and 3D audio
The presentation confirmed that the PlayStation 5, as some call it, will show backward compatibility. This means that users can play games from the PlayStation 4 on the new console and that it also supports the current PlayStation VR headset
In addition, the presentation stated that Sony hopes to include 5G technology in future consoles and sees a future in which cloud-based gaming will take on a greater role.
& # 39; A vastly improved PlayStation community where enriched and shared PlayStation experiences can be seamlessly enjoyed regardless of time and place – with or without a console, & # 39; explained the presentation.
In the meantime, the next-gen console is expected to support physical games, which is different from the cloud-based gaming models that are already being used by Google and Microsoft.