Today in an exclusive interview with Wired, Sony lead system architect Mark Cerny gives us some solid details on the Playstation 5 (TBC).
They’ve made it clear that this is just not a cash grab and the console will be getting an upgrade in every single way possible, it will have a stronger CPU, GPU, and internal memory in mind for the new hardware.Being a bit more specific he said the PlayStation 5 CPU is “based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line” and will contain “eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture.” In addition it includes custom 3D audio capabilities that “will redefine what sound can do in a videogame.” he said “it’s been a little bit of a frustration that audio did not change too much between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. With the next console the dream is to show how dramatically different the audio experience can be when we apply significant amounts of hardware horsepower to it.”
It was revealed that the hardware will run 19 times faster than the PS4 Pro, it was discussed that the need to run larger games was very apparent after large games such as Red Dead 2 are becoming more available there needs to be an upgrade to match this. There will be a huge SSD upgrade although details weren’t fully clear but Cerny claims that it has a raw bandwidth higher than any SSD available for PCs.
It was also revealed that the console will be backwards compatible with PS4 games and the PSVR, which is great news as it seems they aren’t trying to kill that off “the current PSVR headset is compatible with the new console”.
It seems to be all hardware info for now but expect more news, especially as they’re currently not slated to appear at E3 this year.
It definitely won’t be releasing this year but it’s nice to have some news! To read the full interview click here.