Video: Sony brags about PlayStation 5's superior speeds
- The PlayStation 5 is being dubbed the 'fastest console ever made'
- Sony executives teased the next-generation console in front of select journalists
- It's slated to be more than 10x quicker than the current PlayStation 4
- More news is expected - including price and release dates - at the E3 expo in June
The PlayStation 5 hasn't even been announced officially yet, but that hasn't stopped executives at Sony from boasting how much faster it is than the company's current PS4.
Back in March, PlayStation's lead console architect spoke about how much quicker the new console would be at loading games. And using a PlayStation 4 Pro - playing 2018's Spider-Man - along with a next-generation console development kit, he showed Wired that the PlayStation 5 would be radically faster.
Another demonstration showed how a fly-through of the game's city compared. According to those present, the PS4 version was limited to Spider-Man's normal web-slinging speed. The PlayStation 5 kit rushed through the digital city like "it's mounted to a fighter jet".
Both demonstrations were showcased yet again, during a May 20 presentation which was captured and uploaded by one of the journalists present.
The first comparison showed a next-gen dev kit loading the Spider-Man game in 0.8-seconds. The PlayStation 4 took a total 8-seconds to do the same. The next demonstration showed the PlayStation 4 Pro attempting - and failing - to keep up with PS5.
Slides from the presentation hinted at the new console's spec sheet. We know that the PS5 will have an all-new central graphics chip, solid-state drive (which is responsible for those swift loading times) and backwards compatibility of PlayStation 4 games.
The PlayStation 5 will also support ray tracing technology (for almost photo-realistic gaming), 8K resolution and 3D audio. There will also be continued support for Blu-Ray discs.
The news about the next-generation Sony console comes ahead of Microsoft Xbox's June 9 briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo - the industry's biggest showcase in Los Angeles.