Slowly and surely, the pieces are being put together to draw a clear picture of what would be the next-generation gaming console from Sony, rumored to be called the PlayStation 5. In a new tease, the Japanese company again allowed a glimpse of the internal make of its upcoming machine, which supposedly will include a solid state drive (SSD).
The PS5 stuffed inside with an SSD is believed to benefit immensely. Specifically, the storage device in ultra-high-speed configuration will serve to redefine the sequel to the PS4 as a next-generation gaming tool.
“Our vision is to make loading screens a thing of the past, enabling creators to build new and unique gameplay experiences,” Sony was reported by WCCFTech.com as saying. The tech site pointed to a recent issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine as source of its information.
But how exactly the use of superior SSD technology will boost the whole PlayStation gameplay experience? The same report said SSD as part of the PS5 deal will allow game developers to take gaming into a higher level.
In particular, gamers who favor open world titles will notice the huge difference as opposed to the conventional game loading that makes use of mechanical drives. Additionally, a specialized variety of SSD will make the PS5 an easy draw for those still finding a way in the world of console gaming.
The tech is sure to eliminate long waiting time at the start of every game, which is something that makes for a more enjoyable gaming experience especially in the case of newbies to the PlayStation platform.
In the past few weeks and days, details have been leaking out on what will be the hardware components that Sony will utilize in the final build of the PS5. The company has confirmed AMD will provide the “secret sauce” that will be served with the new console, and that translates to the chipmaker powering the PS5 with high-end CPU and GPU.
The chips in question, and this has been affirmed by AMD, involve the 7nm 8-core Zen 2 processor that ensures the next PlayStation will not lack in processing muscle. The gaming device is destined to be a beast no matter the game title a player is on to.
In part, this is true due to the GPU support in the form of the Navi-based graphics engine that will unveil with the device. Navi is AMD’s new GPU architecture that will make the existing gaming cards obsolete. This indicates that the PS5 has monster capabilities waiting to get unleashed.
When this is happening remains to be seen as until now Sony is silent on the subject of the PlayStation 5’s actual release date. The best guess to date is the second half of 2020 so it’s still a long wait for fans.