Sony reveals plans for next-gen Playstation. Here is what to expect.
It’s taken four years, but Sony is finally talking about it’s next-generation PlayStation. The details they are releasing, however, are sparse at best.
The PlayStation 5 (the current working title for the console), is currently in the hands of game makers in the form of developer kits, according to system architect Mark Cerny.
In a new interview with Wired, Cerny laid out details on the hardware for the PS4 successor:
- It will be powered by a CPU based on the third-generation AMD Ryzen processor.
- A GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi, which will support ray tracing and resolutions up to 8K.
- A Solid State Drive, although the details concerning the SSD were kept hush other than a claim from Cerny that it has a raw bandwith higher than any SSD available for PC, and Cerny also teased new 3D audio technology as part of the CPU.
The overall result of the hardware upgrades, according to Cerny, will make you feel more immersed in the game.
A major positive of the PS5 is it will be backwards compatible with PS4 and support PlayStation VR, however Cerny was hesitant to go into further detail about the company’s next-gen VR plans.
Cerny did not go into much detail about software plans for the console, including titles and prices, other than to note that this console will still be a physical console, and not a download-only machine.
Also unclear is the release date for PlayStation 5. We only know it will NOT be released in 2019. And don’t expect to hear more about the console at E3 this June because, for the first time, Sony will NOT be holding a keynote at the annual games show. This leave the option open for Sony to hold a PS5 Announcement event or to announce the release on the company’s PlayStation Experience stream.
As you can see, details are sparse, but of course, this is all by design. We will all have to wait with baited breath to learn ALL the details, and hopefully we will not have to wait long!