Sony shared the first official details about the console PlayStation 5
It's no secret that Sony is already hard at work on a new home video game console PlayStation. In principle, it is time. The original PlayStation went 4 for the sixth year. Last October, the company president Kenichiro Yoshida said that after the release of PlayStation 4 Pro in the new set-top box "extremely" need to have "a very powerful technology and hardware stuffing of the new generation." Since then, the company has, for obvious reasons, did not say anything more about the new console, shifting the emphasis on the new exclusive games for the current generation, such as Days Gone, Dreams iThe Last of Us Part II. But these days the Japanese giant is finally coming forth with new details on the official PlayStation 5 (unofficial name is still unknown, as the company will name a new generation of consoles).
In an exclusive interview with Wired magazine senior systems architect PlayStation 4 Mark CERN noted that the last four years, the company is not working on the next ordinary updating of the current generation the PS4, despite the fact that many people may seem so. And it's true, the current generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft have repeatedly been subjected to "refreshing" by entering PlayStation 4 Slim, Pro and Xbox One S and X.
"The key issue here is the prefix of the problem: simply add to your gaming experience, you already get another layer or propose fundamental changes in what on it can be a new game," - CERN said.
The new set-top box, according to CERN, it was developed with the focus of the second approach. That is, we will have a truly new generation of home video game console.
In the same interview, CERN confirmed that went up earlier rumors that the new console will use the third generation of eight-processor AMD Ryzen built on 7 nm microarchitecture Zen 2. In tandem with this processor will run the new graphics architecture Radeon Navi, which will be able to offer support technology ray tracing - solutions for realistic lighting, reflections and shadows, which provides a higher level of realism in comparison to traditional rendering methods. Recall that at the moment the hardware support of this technology is only available in the most powerful gaming PCs. In addition, new hardware next-generation consoles will offer support for multi-directional three-dimensional sound technology. Its feature is the possibility to carry out the positioning of the sound even without the presence of a suitable external sound system to the user.
The new generation of consoles will also receive support 8K-resolution and will use the SSD-drive instead of a conventional hard drive, which will significantly reduce load time and rendering levels in games. His words CERN reinforced demonstration of the game Spider-Man from the company Insomniac, first by running it on the PlayStation 4 Pro, and then to the maids of the new consoles, showing that the fast movements on a map from one point to another can be reduced to 15 seconds (PS4 Pro ) for 0, 8 seconds (wench PS5). For those who have amassed a large collection of games for its consoles PlayStation 4 at CERN also found good news. Firstly, the new console will receive a backward compatible with "old" games, because its architecture is similar to the architecture of the PlayStation 4. Secondly, the new console will support the current version of virtual reality headsets PlayStation VR. Whether the company plans to release a new garanitury - CERN did not elaborate, but added that the new console will have the support of the physical recording media (discs) as the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. By the way, according to the latest information from Microsoft, the main competitor to Sony's gaming direction the company is going in the near future plans to release a cheaper version of the console Xbox One S, which has no Blue-ray-drive.
Overall, the Sony decided to keep the new console all those things that, in her opinion, and the opinion of its customers were important for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro (talking about this sale, which greatly exceed the sold line consoles Xbox One by microsoft).
For information on when the new generation game console PlayStation 5 (or as it is called) will appear on the market - the information is unfortunately still there. Game profile publications as one report that the wait for a new console before 2020 is not necessary. Sony itself implicitly confirmed this, said earlier that there will be this year to participate in the E3 - the world's largest annual exhibition shows the video game industry. In any case, when a new console to hit the market, it will have to once again face a competitor from Microsoft, because the latter is not too long to wait. In addition, in the struggle for gamers is a growing market of cloud game streaming services. For example, this year should start Stadia from Google. At the start of the service will be available in 30 countries (Russia in the list is unfortunately not). According to Google Vice President Phil Harrison, Stadia will offer instant access to the game without having to download or install any games. As the company claims, is a very powerful gaming stuffing Google data centers will allow subscribers of service "Stream" games on their devices to 4K resolution with a frame rate of 60 Hz. It is assumed that the game will be available for a variety of devices: laptops, desktops, TVs, tablets and phones. About subscription fee, as stated by the company, it will be known later.
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