Resource Wired found out new details about Sony's next-generation console.
So, let's start with the most obvious – the next console from Sony will be officially called the PlayStation 5. It will go on sale in a year – during the winter holidays season of 2020.
The PlayStation 5 will be equipped with an SSD drive. This will provide a significant increase in speed for games. On this occasion, the head of the Bluepoint Games studio Marco Trush has already spoken out. He said that developers no longer need to use some kind of gameplay tricks to artificially slow down a player’s movement (to load new assets). “When cartridges were used in consoles, games downloaded instantly, and now we are kind of getting back to basics,” said Trash.
By the way, Bluepoint Games is currently working on its most ambitious project, which will be released on the PlayStation 5.
Ray tracing in the PS5 will be hardware and not software. This was announced by Mark Cerny, the chief architect of the new console.
Users will find a new “real-time” interface. It will be constantly updated and provide players with more information. For example, not only show that your friend is playing a multiplayer game, but also immediately connect to it, if there is such an opportunity. In addition, engineers have significantly worked on the speed of the interface.
Another innovation is a redesigned game installation system. Users will be able to install the necessary components of the game. For example, only a campaign without multiplayer or vice versa. This will save space on the built-in drive.
PlayStation 5 will receive a new gamepad. It will be equipped with a USB-C port. The appearance of the prototype resembles DualShock 4, while it began to weigh a little more (but at the same time, still less than the Xbox One controller with batteries). They promise improved autonomy and a better speaker.
The gamepad will receive “adaptive triggers”. They should improve the feeling of shooting. Players will need to apply different forces at certain times to press the L2 and R2 buttons.
Also, the gamepad can boast of new vibration technology. It is now called "tactile feedback." She will be able to more accurately transmit information to the player, for example, about different surfaces. The Wired journalist was able to try out several demos and compare the sensations from DualShock 4 and the new gamepad. He was impressed by how clearly the novelty conveyed the features of the surface on which the car was in Gran Turismo Sport.
It is reported that many developers have already received their devkits and were satisfied with the new console from Sony. You and I will still have to wait to try out the PlayStation 5 ourselves.