More PlayStation 5 Details Emerge at Sony Investor Relations Meeting
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: the PlayStation 5 is going to be an absolute BEAST!
Although we’re probably over a year away from its release, Sony has been anything but tight-lipped about the forthcoming console. During a recent investor relations meeting, a PDF emerged bulleting many details about “the next generation,” and Sony’s vision for how it will expand on PlayStation 4.
At this point, we’re well aware of the all-new CPU and GPU, support for 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage, ray tracing, disc support, and (arguably most important) backwards compatibility with PlayStation 4. The report states, “We will leverage backwards compatibility to transition our community to next gen faster and more seamlessly than ever before.”
Previously, upgrading to a new console meant upgrading to all new titles as well. Easing into the PS5 ends up being a win for both sides in that consumers won’t have to completely empty their pockets for the new system, making them much more likely to invest. Sony also added that the PS4 “will remain the engine of engagement and profitability for the next three years.”
The meeting went on to demonstrate just how much of a game changer (in a literal sense) that the PS5 will be. Sony pitted the PS4 and PS5 against each other in a level of Spider-Man. The PS5 was able to load cities and navigate through them in under a second while it took the PS4 around eight seconds to accomplish the same thing.
Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq
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Sony also stressed their belief in “gamers choice” and listed Blue-ray, download, and streaming options under the capabilities of the next gen in the "long term." For the “medium term” Sony is looking to boost its PlayStation Now service in several ways. Their recent partnership with Microsoft will likely be the key in helping them expand beyond their current capacity of five million subscribers.