Earlier it was reported that Sony was working on its next-generation PlayStation console, which was called as PlayStation 5. Now, Sony has finally shared the details of the much-awaited console, which might be presumably labelled as PS5.
An official spokesperson from Sony stated that PS5 would support 8K graphics, super fast SSD, 3D audio and backwards compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 games.
Mark Cerny, who was the lead system architect for PS4 stated that the new console isn’t a specification upgrade of the PS4, just like the PS4 Pro. He stated that a totally new set of hardware is present in PS5. As per reports, the successor of PlayStation 4 would be powered by a CPU based on the third-generation AMD Ryzen processor and a custom-based GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi that would support ray tracing and resolutions up to 8K. The third generation of Ryzen line is built on the chip company’s latest 7nm Zen 2 process.
Sony is also putting special stress on 3D audio for the PlayStation 5. The new AMD chip seemingly consists of a custom unit, which Sony dreams that it might lead to more engaging gaming both on TV speakers and headphones.
The other big change coming to the PlayStation 5 is the replacement of the hard drive with an SSD, which Sony promises will improve load time and gameplay beyond anything possible with a hard drive.
Unlike the PS3 to PS4 change, the PS4 and PS5 would have similar architectures, making cross-generational support much easier. Still, there would be physical copies of games to purchase and not for downloads.
For now, Sony is likely going to talk broad strokes about hardware. It didn’t specify anything about games or media features. One needs to give some time before further details are revealed.