April 27, 2019 By Lisa
The lead architect of PlayStation four and PlayStation Vita, Mark Cerny, gave a protracted interview to Peter Rubin of Wired and gave some particulars about Sony's next-generation console, the console that can be referred to as in all probability the PlayStation 5.
The following PlayStation can be based mostly on an AMD structure, as will the PlayStation four and the PlayStation four Professional. The customized processor can be based mostly on the third-generation AMD Ryzen processor line. It is going to have eight cores of seven nm.
As for the GPU, Sony plans to make use of a personalized model of AMD Radeon's Navi GPUs. Whereas AMD is anticipated to unveil this new era of GPUs within the coming months, Cerny says the next-generation PlayStation GPU will help ray tracing.
These chips must also result in a soar in audio efficiency. You’ll be able to anticipate higher 3D audio help when you’ve got a set of audio system or headphones that help these items.
The PlayStation 5 may also include SSD laborious drives by default. It is a key differentiator between PC video games and console video games. The rotation of the laborious drives results in limitless loading screens.
Selecting an SSD adjustments every part. For instance, Cerny says that quick strikes in Spider-Man on a PlayStation four Professional take about 15 seconds, whereas it takes lower than a second on a next-generation PlayStation improvement equipment.
On the hardware facet, Cerny additionally mentioned that the PlayStation 5 can be geared up with a Blu-ray participant to play the bodily video games. And it’s also possible to play PlayStation four video games on the brand new console.
Primarily based on the interview, it’s unclear whether or not Sony desires to launch a second-generation PlayStation VR headset. However when you’ve got already purchased a VR headset, it is going to be suitable with the longer term PlayStation.
Sony ignores E3 this yr, which suggests we won’t hear in regards to the PlayStation 5 earlier than lengthy. The corporate will in all probability launch the brand new console in 2020.