8 Cores, Backwards Compatibility + More!
Recently, in an interview with Wired, a surprising number of details were unveiled about Sony’s next-gen console. In the interview, Cerny confirmed that the PS5 won’t launch in 2019 and when it does launch games will continue to be released for the PS4.
Interestingly, Cerny revealed that devkits of the new console have already been put in the hands of game developers! Using one of these devkits Cerny turned on ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’… In comparison with a PS4 Pro, a fast-travel sequence (picking a location on the map for Spidey to warp to) took 15 seconds on the PS4 Pro. On the devkit, it took 0.8 seconds.
In terms of specs, the new console will feature an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s Ryzen line as well as a custom AMD Radeon Navi GPU. Upgrades like this will allow for new lighting methods, 3D audio and more.
Of course, a new CPU and is expected. However, Cerny stated that the most significant hardware upgrade is actually the hard drive. Sony has installed a solid-state drive in the PS5. In fact, Cerny claims the hard drive has a higher raw bandwidth than any SSD you can get for a PC. This being said we are still unaware of the hard drive capacity. We can only hope the size is sufficient.
Cerny, unfortunately, didn’t share any specific details about games or services for the next-gen console. But, it was confirmed that the PS5 will be fully backwards compatible with the PS4. Also, The PS5 will support the current PlayStation VR hardware. (A new PSVR model will most likely be introduced however)
Last but not least…The PS5 will not be download-only which is great news! Let us know what you think of the next-gen console so far in the comments below! Are you excited?
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