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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...
Gamers all around the world know the familiar PlayStation DualShock controller that has been included with the consoles since they launched years ago. On the right side of those controllers are the familiar four buttons that have shapes on them, and over the years, one of the shapes has been debated for its proper name. The triangle, circle, square buttons are clear and straightforward with no debate about what they are called. Where the debate comes for some gamers is the in the name of the bottom button of the quartet with the "X" symbol many call the "Ex" button. While many think it looks like the letter "X," PlayStation UK has chimed in and settled the debate once and for all. PlayStation... Read more...
Game load times are one place where game developers are looking to make things faster for gamers, rather than making them wait, breaking the immersion. In challenging games where players die a lot on the screen, faster load times mean less of a frustrating wait as the player respawns and the level loads again. Load times will be significantly improved with the PlayStation 5, according to a game developer called BoxFrog Games, thanks to the system's SSD-based storage subsystem. BoxFrog is developing a game that will launch soon called Lost Wing, which is a futuristic flight arcade game. Developer Tim Ash from Box Frog recently talked about Lost Wing before moving on to other topics in his chat.... 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 took the unprecedented step of spilling the beans on quite a bit about of information regarding its upcoming PlayStation 5 console more than a year ahead of its official release. In an April interview, Sony revealed that the PS5 will be powered by a 7nm AMD Ryzen 3000 processor along with a 7nm Radeon Navi GPU. We were also made privy to the fact that an ultra-fast SSD will be used for game storage. Now, a fresh leak claims to have more specific information on the hardware that will be going inside the PS5. We'll have to take all of this information with a healthy dose of salt, but it's not too far outside the realm of possibility. For starters, it's claimed that there will... 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...
Sony has already talked several times about the PS5 game console and what it will give gamers when it launches. It has promised that the price will be appealing given the console's hardware, which sounds like a nice way of saying it will be expensive but powerful. We recently saw a glimpse at how much more powerful the PS5 will be than the current PS4 Pro with a video showing the load times for the same game compared between both consoles. At the same event where that load time video was recorded, Sony execs also talked about PS5 backward compatibility. Not only will the backward compatibility work for single-player PS4 games, but it will also work for multiplayer games. Sony went so far as to... Read more...
Sony is much more forthcoming with details on the coming PlayStation 5 than it has been with information on past consoles. An alleged PS5 dev kit has been seen in the wild already and Sony has also said that the pricing of the PS5 will be appealing, given the advanced features and hardware that it offers. A new video has turned up that is from Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki. He was at a Sony event where a demonstration pitting the load times of the current PS4 Pro and the coming PS5 was shown off. The game used in the demo is Marvel's Spider-Man. The speed difference between the two consoles is dramatic, and PlayStation chief Mark Cerny hinted at these blazing fast load speeds... Read more...
When Sony releases its PlayStation 5 console in 2020 (or whenever), it will not be edible. We are not expecting it to be, anyway. However, it will contain a "special sauce" whipped up by AMD, in the form of a custom system-on-chip (SoC) based on the company's upcoming Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architectures. AMD is understandably excited about the PS5. The company has a stranglehold on the high-end console market, and major console launches are a bit of a big deal—they only come around once every few years for Sony and Microsoft, in between which are less exciting incremental upgrades, like the PlayStation 4 Slim and Xbox One S. As we have already covered, the PS5 represents a major advancement... Read more...
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