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We're getting an early look at the Dual Shock 5 wireless controller for Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 (PS5) game console courtesy of a new patent filing. The leak comes from the Japanese Patent Office, and details the Dual Shock 5 via relatively detailed line drawings. Looking at the drawings, the Dual Shock 5 doesn't represent a dramatic departure from the current Dual Shock 4, but there are some notable differences. The patent makes mention of an integrated microphone, which will be used for the PS5's integrated digital assistant. The light bar has been removed from the controller, and there is a USB-C port at the top of the controller for recharging purposes (instead of the... Read more...
My first introduction to gaming on a console was the Atari 2600, and like several systems that would follow, it used game cartridges. These days, onboard storage drives, memory cards, and digital downloads rule the day, and there is no going back. Or is there? A curious patent filing from Sony may tip the return of the old school cartridge for the PlayStation 5, but with a new school twist. There is very little information to go on right now, just a patent with a mostly bare patent with a rough sketch of a cartridge. Much of the context is missing—does Sony envision using these cartridges to store games like back in the day, or could they be simply be a way of expanding the PS5's storage... Read more...
In a little over a year, Sony will launch its next-generation PlayStation 5 console, and already there has been much made about the hardware inside—it will feature a custom Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU with hardware-accelerated real-time ray tracing support and a solid state drive for faster load times. But while we already have an inkling of the PS5's brute power, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan wanted to clarify some points about the behind-the-scenes development strategy and transitioning users from the PlayStation 4 to the PS5. Those things go hand-in-hand, and there is a lot at stake. Notably, Sony recently reached 100 million unit sales of the PS4, which is somewhat of a rare benchmark in consoles—the... Read more...
Sony is gearing up to launch the PlayStation 5 game console in 2020. Ahead of the launch of the console, a bunch of rumors are flying around about the console and its controller. A new patent has turned up that describes a very odd sounding controller that speculation suggests could be for the PlayStation VR 2 system as well. The patent describes a controller that sounds as if it can control how much of the buttons stick out of the surface without impacting the functionality of the buttons. As with all patents, the wording is odd. The patent states, "Proposed is a controller which can suppress an amount of protrusion of an operation member from an external surface of a chassis while operability... Read more...
It goes without saying that we all expected this result, but Sony today confirmed the obvious. Its next-generation gaming console will indeed by called the PlayStation 5, or PS5 for short. This news came courtesy of a blog post by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan. The PlayStation 5 will be all-new from the ground up, and will be powered by an octa-core AMD Ryzen 3000 processor backed by a Radeon Navi-based GPU. Other items of note include the fact that standby mode power consumption has been dramatically cut from 8.5 watts to 0.5 watts, while a new SSD storage subsystem will completely revolutionize the gaming experience with respect to load... Read more...
Sony is developing a next-generation PlayStation 5 console for release next year, and what we know so far mostly relates to the hardware—it will feature a Navi GPU, for example, with real-time ray tracing support, and a solid state drive for snappy load times. In addition, a recent patent application suggests Sony will also incorporate an AI-powered digital assistant called "PlayStation Assist." This has the potential to be a game changing feature, if implemented and utilized properly. As outlined in the patent, PlayStation Assist would provide real-time help to players. This could run the gamut from asking for help in how to defeat a boss, to finding an in-game item. As it pertains to... Read more...
Power efficiency isn't exactly something that we often think about with gaming consoles, but with an increasing emphasis on companies to go "green" these days, more attention is being directed to the topic. Sony has efficiency in mind with regards to its upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console, and it is stating that the console will be a lot more efficient than its predecessor at idle. As part of the "Playing for the Planet" initiative, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan talked up the efficiency of the upcoming PlayStation 5, and the numbers are quite astounding. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the original PlayStation 4 consumes 8.5... Read more...
Remember those sketches of an unnamed "electronic device" that turned out to be a PlayStation 5 devkit? Well, if you thought the design looked wild, wait until you see some nifty renders based on those black and white drawings. It is still a funky (and futuristic) design, but to our eyeballs, these renders look absolutely stunning. If this is all new to you, here's a quick recap: Sony has already revealed a few details about its upcoming PS5 console, including the fact it will run on a custom SoC from AMD pairing Zen 2 CPU cores with Navi graphics supporting ray tracing. It will also feature fast solid state drive (SSD) storage to hopefully drastically cut down on load times. Earlier this week,... Read more...
Remember that funky-looking sketch we reported on yesterday, which appears to be a concept image of a PlayStation 5 console? Well, it appears as though it was the real deal. Well, sort of. Some people surmised the sketch was a pre-release devkit, and following the media exposure it gained, a game developer confirmed the theory on Twitter. Drawn images of the mysterious console appear in a patent application Sony recently filed. The patent application lists it as a Class 14.02 category device, a category that includes "data processing equipment and peripheral equipment." Game consoles typically slot into the same category, so it seemed pretty obvious that the sketches were depicting a PS5. Matthew... Read more...
We still have a way to go before Sony releases its PlayStation 5 console. Word is it will likely launch towards the end of next year but in the meantime, leaks and rumors abound. The latest info comes by way leaked patent drawings. As depicted, the design is drastically different than any previous PlayStation console. Source: LetsGoDigital It appears as though Sony's technical director Yusuhiro Ootori conceived the design, as shown in the image above. As for the patent, Sony submitted its application in Brazil back in May. More recently, it got published on August 13, 2019 at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), where it is listed as an electronic device. There is little doubt the images... Read more...
Sony has been surprisingly vocal about its upcoming PlayStation 5, first giving us details about the game console back in April. We know that the PlayStation 5 will be a 4K gaming beast, it will be based on AMD Ryzen 3000 and Navi architectures, and that it will have an incredibly fast SSD to dramatically lower game load times. Now we're getting an idea of what kind of performance we might see from the Navi-based GPU. This information comes to us from Twitter user Komachi, who has previously given us details on the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett. According to Komachi, there are currently engineering samples for the PlayStation 5’s Oberon APU running... Read more...
Sony has patented a technology that could reduce or even completely get rid of loading screens in games. Assuming the patent is something Sony chooses to follow through on, the technology could find its way into the company's upcoming PlayStation 5 console, which is making the switch from a slower mechanical hard drive to a speedy solid state drive. The switch to SSD storage alone should do wonders for overall system responsiveness and, more critically (for a game console), loading times. It is not yet known if the SSD inside the PS5 will be of the PCI Express 4.0 variety, which enables incredibly fast read times. However, PlayStation architect Mark Cerny indicated that the raw bandwidth will... Read more...
The next generation of Playstation and Xbox consoles are at least a year away, but their developers are letting out a few key details about them. What do we know about the upcoming consoles? We will break down the interesting similarities and differences between the Playstation 5 and Project Scarlett/Xbox Two. Both Playstation 5 and Project Scarlett feature processors build on 7nm AMD Zen 2 architecture and both will feature AMD Radeon Navi GPUs. At this time, we don't have any specifics on clock speeds for the CPUs or clock speeds/compute unit counts for the GPU. Both console will feature GDDR6 RAM, support for up to 8K visuals, and hardware ray tracing. Both the Playstation 5 and... Read more...
Sony has made it clear that the PlayStation 5 is on the way, and it has offered up more details on this console that it did on its predecessors in this stage of development Sony has teased game load times between console generations, with the PS5 blowing the existing PS4 Pro out of the water. Sony is also touting the big focus on multiplayer games and not losing all your friends and progress with the move to a new console. Jim Ryan is the new CEO of PlayStation as of April, and he has given his first interview since taking the position and offered up details on the next-gen console. Ryan wants to put an end to leaving all your old games and progress behind when you move to a new console.... Read more...
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