Sony isn’t coming out on an E3 press conference this year but that doesn’t mean they aren’t leaving some huge video game announcements. In an interview with Wired Playstation 4 hardware architect Mark Cerny just revealed some awesome bombshell new details on the next PlayStation console PS 5. And although he didn’t confirm the name “PlayStation 5.”
Here are a few of the ways Sony is planning on continuing the grab success it has experienced this past generation of gamers. For starters, the PS5 will be way more robust. Cerny name checks the third-generation AMD Ryzen line of eight-core CPUs with 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU meanwhile will be a custom Radeon Navi featuring the new ray tracing.
Other parts of the hardware opt for more specific upgrades along with just a raw power hike. The CPU supports 3D audio that should increase inclusion in both current PlayStation VR games as well as future VR experiences. Speaking of cross-generation, the PlayStation 5 will also be backwards compatible with PS4 games.
PS4 owners will be getting an even better experience. Because these consoles are so iterative and PC-like now, the PS5 should boost PS4 games on a scale even greater than how the PS4 Pro boosted PS4 games. The console supports 8K resolutions and extremely fast loading via SSDs.
PlayStation 5 will hit the stores in 2020 at the earliest. But it is happening.