22 October 2019
We know for a while that Sony is working on a new gaming console which it likes to refer to as "next-gen console". It will be a PlayStation 4 successor which means it is likely to be called the PlayStation 5 but that has not been confirmed officially yet. Sony has already confirmed various features of the next-gen console including significantly faster loading times and now, a video demonstrating the same difference has been shared on Twitter.
The video has been shared by Takashi Mochizuki, a tech reporter for WSJ, which is basically a recording of a Sony presentation. It shows that there will be a huge difference between the PlayStation 5 and PS4 Pro when it comes to loading times and rendering complex scenes. This difference can be as big as up to 10 times which can be seen in action in the video below.
Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019
Sony has further shared a few more PS5 details in the Sony Corporate Strategy Meeting 2019 press release. It has said that the two keywords it will be focusing on for PS5 are "immersive" and "seamless". It elaborated on the first keyword by saying that the use of customized ultra-fast, broadband SSDs will offer improved computation power which will eventually increase graphics rendering speeds dramatically.
The "seamless" keyword is aimed at offering improved streaming experience via Sony services like PlayStation Now and Remote Play. Both these services are meant to help users stream their favorite gaming titles from anywhere and anytime. The major difference between the two is that the first one can be used by anyone even if they don't own a PS4.
Even many of the details including pricing are still under wraps, it is safe to say that the PlayStation 5 will be offering a significant improvement in the gaming experience when compared to all the PS console generations. We can expect more details to become public in the future which will keep bringing to you as and when they will appear.