We all knew that Sony has been working on its next generation of PlayStation console, but today official details regarding the new PlayStation 5 has been revealed in an interview by Wired.
Sony PlayStation 5 will not just have upgraded specifications like the PlayStation 4 Pro, but it will have new hardware like PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, super-fast SSDs, and backward compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 games. The details were revealed by Mark Cerny, who served as the lead system architect for the PlayStation 4.
Update: New patent images revealed that the new Sony PlayStation 5 controller could feature shorter thumb sticks than those on the DualShock 4, a USB-C port on the back, and the light bar on the back of the controller could be removed.
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PlayStation 5 will consume less power than the PS4 with a new mode.
- An eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line built on the chip company’s latest 7nm Zen 2 process.
- A custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware, which will bring ray-tracing graphics to a game console for the first time.
- 3D audio, 8K Graphics assuming if you have a display to support that resolution.
- SSD in place of Hard drive, which the company promises will improve load time and gameplay.
Final Fantasy VII remake is the only confirmed game that will be coming to the Sony PlayStation 5 but it is expected that the annual titles like FIFA and Call of Duty would be available to PS5.
Sony hasn’t revealed any date of release of the new console, but Cerny also told Wired that it will not be out in 2019. Game developers have access to the devkits so it’s rumored that the new console will be available in 2020.