Sony just confirmed their next generation console, PlayStation 5 and will launch for the holidays 2020. The company didn’t reveal the exact launch date but confirmed slight hardware upgrades to the upcoming console. Sony skipped the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 this year and has been silent on details regarding their successor to PlayStation 4. However, Microsoft announced their successor to Xbox One, a next-gen console referred to as Project Scarlett. The company is just excited as the fans are to share the details finally.
Sony PlayStation 5: Specifications
Sony finally decided to ditch the hard drive for a solid-state drive to save space and efficiency. The hard drive takes a long time to read game assets, so the developers often duplicate specific data points for smoother gameplay. For instance, roads, lamp posts, and anonymous passerby. Solid-state offers faster processing speed which helps the game developers to build a more detailed game or shrink the game size. However, Sony PlayStation 5 comes with an in-built 4K Blu-ray player. In addition, PS5 physical games come in 100-GB optical disks.
Next is the new controller with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to create an immersive gaming experience. Game developers can make use of this to create a surreal experience when you fire a shotgun or shoot a bow and arrow. The new triggers with haptic feedback programmed directly on to the left and right grips of the controller. The company has a few game demo versions that support the new controller. Initially, Sony planned to add the haptic motors to the PlayStation 4 Pro but scrapped. The company felt a divide between the gamers would be created and held on for the next generation controllers. The new controllers come with an improved speaker, USB-C for charging and a larger battery.
Sony PlayStation 5 comes with a new refreshed UI and powered by 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPU. The console will feature ray tracing feature powered by a custom variant of AMD Radeon Navi GPU. The ray-tracing feature helps achieve complex lighting and sound effects in 3D environments.