After long months of waiting, Sony will finally speak on the PS5. A decisive communication time, much awaited after the many announcements from Microsoft. Just two days ago, Xbox revealed many details on the Series X. In 2 hours, Microsoft will speak again about this new Xbox at a conference to follow live on Lemon Squeezer.
It’s important to remember that today's conferences are the conferences that were scheduled for the Game Developers Conference, which was canceled due to Covid-19 (coronavirus). Thus, we should have very technical conferences which will highlight the power and the characteristics of the consoles, rather than the games and the "entertainment" side of these.
On the road to PS5
5 p.m. – Start of the PS5 conference.
5:05 p.m. – The conference begins with Mark Cerny (architect of PS5) to clarify that PlayStation is changing the way it develops its consoles. Everything is done in collaboration with the developers for more efficient consoles. Every two years, PlayStation organizes a world tour to meet the developers.
5:06 p.m. – Mark Cerny explains that over generations of consoles it has been increasingly difficult to optimize games and start development. From one to two months on PS One, it took around six months on PS3. With the PS4, they managed to return to the origins. With the PS5, it will be the fastest console for developers. It is thanks to SSD technology that this is possible.
5:09 p.m .: Mark Cerny explains the differences between the HDD of the PS4 and the SSD of the PS5. The calculation speed goes from 50/100 MB / s (on PS4) to 5GB / s on PS5. As for loading times, they go from 1GB in 20sec, to 2Gb in just 0.27 seconds.
5.15 p.m. – The PS5 will therefore have 16GB of RAM.
5:16 p.m. – Thanks to the power of the SSD, the PS5 can be 100 times faster.
5:20 p.m. – There will be software called "Kraken" which will be integrated into the SSD and which will make it possible to make automatic and simpler the processing of data in order to avoid congestion of the system.
5:25 p.m. – The PS5 will ship an SSD with a processing speed of 5.5GB / s (which is huge). The most powerful SSDs are expected for 2021 and will be 7GB / s.
5.30 p.m. – The issue of backward compatibility is very complicated on PlayStation. PS4 / PS4 Pro backward compatibility has taken many years at AMD.
5:33 p.m. – Sony details the different uses of Ray Tracing which will be fully compatible! The lighting, the audio, the shadows, the reflection. We will be on big Ray Tracing.
5:38 p.m. – The RDNA2 is confirmed for the PlayStation 5 which will therefore not be an Xbox Series X exclusive.
5.40 p.m. – The 10.3 TFlops are therefore confirmed for the PS5. Against 12Tflop for the Xbox Series X.
5:43 p.m. : The objective for the PS5 will be to offer an impressive 3D audio where a hundred sounds will be taken into account. It will feel like we are literally in the game!
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