There is a great mystery surrounding the internet right now, and plaguing all the fans of Sony’s PlayStation series. The company still hasn’t revealed much about the PlayStation 5. Apart from a developer-oriented event, not much is known about the company’s next-gen console. Of course, there are some key details already revealed as the official hardware specifications like the so-called Audio 3D and the ground-breaking SSD. However, customers and fans are still waiting for an event where they’ll get a “real” overview of the new console. While this event doesn’t come, Sony is slowly revealing some key details about the PS5.
One of the features that is creating great hype among the gaming community is the SSD coming with the PS5. While the company still doesn’t seem interested in revealing the new console in all its glory, we got some details about the technology behind the new console. The SSD once again was a subject at Sony’s last corporate meeting. According to the Japanese giant, the “Solid State Drive” coming with the new console will be so fast that it will make the system work 100 times faster than the PS4. Are you satisfied with the overall performance of your PS4? Just imagine it, but 100 times faster. We all know that SSDs are really faster than Hard Drives, but is this statement accurate? According to official specifications, the new SSD work at an 8GB/s rate which is simply amazing.
The PS5’s SSD will allow the system to run 100x faster than the PS4
The company shared a document revealing more details, and upon further inspection we spotted on page 17 additional details regarding the SSD. First of all, it will banish the loading times, something that has been plaguing players for generations. Moreover, it states that the technology behind the PS5 can change the industry of games. After all, the difference will be massive over the current generation.
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“To improve the sense of immersion in games, we hope to improve not only the resolution of the PS5 but the speed of the games. For example, thanks to the high-speed SSD, we plan to perform data processing for games 100x faster than that of the PS4. Game loading times should be much shorter and players will be able to move around the worlds in an instant.”
As the above statement says, players in the next generation will be able to enjoy massive open-world games with no loading times. One of the big problems in open-world games is when the player uses the fast-travel option. It always sends the player to a loading screen where the game loads the world once again. According to the above statement, this will be really fast in the PS5.
Since the PlayStation 5 is coming with an upgraded processor the use of SSD is almost mandatory. After all, the new chipset is able to make more calculations for an instant of time. Hence, the data must be accessed in a very fast way, otherwise, users would experience a bottleneck in the system. According to Sony, the new storage system will be able to deliver what the chipset needs in a short time. Unfortunately, we’re yet to see how everything will work in real life.
Epic Games CEO praised the PS5 SSD
Tim Sweeney, the executive behind one of the leading companies in the gaming industry – Epic Games – has praised the PlayStation 5 SSD. According to him, the 825GB-sized Solid State Drive is the best among all platforms. Moreover, he states that it’s far beyond the technology found in current PCs. Seems to be really promising right?
With regards to me characterizing the early June PlayStation 5 thing as a "hefty next-gen event" and with "a lot" of games. I still think it should be significant, but it might not be quite as hefty as it was before.
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) May 18, 2020
According to rumors, Sony is preparing an online reveal for the PlayStation 5 that will happen in June. Unfortunately, we still need to wait until a solid confirmation from the company. However, if the above report is accurate, that might happen very soon, considering that June is already in the corner. The new Xbox Series X will also have a dedicated event in June says the report.
A recent report from Sony also stated, that the company will soon reveal mainstream games that are being prepared for the next-gen. Among them we expect to see a new entry for Horizon Zero Dawn series, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and the rumored God of War: Ragnarok.