Darragh Murphy18 Apr 2019 AT 11:20 AM

Sony reveals PS5 details

This is not just a PS4 upgrade…
Darragh Murphy18 Apr 2019 AT 11:20 AM
Sony reveals PS5 details

We’ve had over five years of some of the best gaming has to offer on the PS4, but now it's time to put down that controller and pick up something next-gen.

Sony have revealed major details about the hugely anticipated PS5, but don’t expect its release this year. Did you really think they would stop at PS4?

In an interview with Wired, lead system architect Mark Cerny spoke about the new model, but apparently the company aren't calling it PlayStation 5.

Some of the key points Cerny highlighted on the system included a high-spec solid state drive, a GPU capable of supporting ray tracing, support PS4 backwards compatibility (yes!), and the console still won't be download-only.

As for the more technical side of things, he also talked about the next-gen console's CPU, which will be a variant of AMD Ryzen third generation, and the GPU will be a custom version of Radeon's Navi line.

Basically, the new system will be able to support 8k displays, and as an example, the time it takes to fast travel in games such as Insomniac’s Spiderman is averaged out at 15 seconds on the PS4 Pro. As for the PS5? It will take 0.8 seconds. Now that’s speed.

With everything being free-to-download, including massive sellers such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, along with the new cloud-based streaming system, games these days are taking a side-step from physical copies.

However, it was also revealed that the PS5 will still support physical discs, along with downloads and backward compatibility with PS4 games.

Not much else has been revealed, but we wonder what kind of launch games will come about. PS4 saw some of the greats roll out, including Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Bloodborne. Is there a new IP on the horizon?

Speaking of Triple A titles, the new Star Wars game has been revealed, and it takes place right after the events of Episode III, when Order 66 was initiated. We’re intrigued.

We will be sure to keep you updated with any further information.

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