PS5 demo ran EIGHTEEN times faster than PS4 in this crucial area

PS5 Specs Leaked

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That faster loading also means an in-game camera can zip around Spider-Man's urban environments more quickly, without having to wait for the slow-loading hard drive. Instead, Sony chose to share the first details about its next-generation console in an interview with Wired. However, he did confirm that the PlayStation VR headset as it now exists will be compatible with the next PlayStation console.

Beyond the new CPU/GPU chipset, we're also looking at solid state drives (SSDs) to drastically improve load times.

Sony has confirmed the hardware specs for the PS5, their next-generation console. Solid state drives have been important components of PC gaming for some time, so to see them used in consoles will drive improvements for console games considerably. This will also apparently help maintain graphical quality.

"If you wanted to run tests to see if the player can hear certain audio sources or if the enemies can hear the players' footsteps, ray tracing is useful for that", Cerny said.

Will also support 8KPlayStation 5 will also support 8K graphics but Cerny did not provide further details. That is something every gamer can use. Furthermore, with the PS5 expected to to have backwards-compatibility with PlayStation 4 titles, there would be a huge number of games that wouldn't support Sony 360 Reality Audio.

"It's been a little bit of a frustration that audio did not change too much between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4". Rumors suggest that Sony is planning to launch it sometime in 2020.

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Sony did not announce any performance specs or talk about their next generation services like online play or game streaming offerings but with the baseline hardware announced, the next thing on the agenda should be how the company plans to differentiate its offering with unique IP and services.

Cerny wouldn't say more about when the console will be revealed.

Even though we don't have a precise release date for the PlayStation 5 yet, Cerny did confirm that it won't be out this year. While we're excited to share more details about our next-generation console in the future, PlayStation fans have plenty of upcoming exclusives to look forward to on PS4, including Concrete Genie, Days Gone, Death Stranding, Dreams, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us Part II.

Beyond that, there was no word as to when the PS5 will actually hit shelves, although Cerny did at least rule out a 2019 release.

Although things like pricing, games, and online features are still a ways off from being revealed, there are some other neat details in Wired's report.

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