There’s been a great amount of hype and information filling the air around the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. As the next generation gets closer and closer, the hype train is in full effect, for better and for worse.
Recently, Kenichiro Yoshida, CEO and acting president of the Sony Corporation, spoke on the technological power of the upcoming machine. It seems that we’re in for quite the treat, as this new machine will be significantly more powerful than its predecessor – as expected.
“In order to further enhance the sense of immersion in games, we expect to improve not just the resolution, but the speed of games,” Yoshida stated in his presentation, praising the work of the engineers behind the device.
“For example, through a custom-designed high-speed SSD, we plan to realize game data processing speeds that are approximately 100-times faster than the PlayStation 4. Game load times should be much shorter, and players should be able to move through immense game worlds in almost an instant.”
This is far from the first time we’ve heard about the installation of a new tier of the solid-state drive for the new PlayStation 5. Recently, we discussed words from Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney, who believes that the new SSD will usher in a new era of loadless gaming.
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Even more than that, Sweeney believes that even the PCs will be playing catch up to the PlayStation 5, as this new SSD is more cutting edge than anything else available. The introduction of this single part seems to be the most hyped feature of the new console.
Additionally, system architect Mark Cerny applauded the SSD, stating that it would improve and nearly eliminate load times in games. All in all, this is meant to provide a significantly more immersive experience, especially for larger games.
Either way, its introduction has been one of the most circled and shouted about factors of the title. We recently discussed the controller, which has many of the same issues that the controller of its predecessor held, so perhaps that’s for the best.
Still, it feels almost Ouya-ish, for readers that may remember that condemned and forgotten system. Sony and PlayStation are so focused on how good this new SSD is going to be, to the point where they rarely mention anything else. Ouya did the same for many features that, upon release, were revealed to be utterly underwhelming.
Moreover, PC users will find little to nothing special. A powerful SSD has been one of the most integral parts of a gaming build, and few if any gamers build their own PC without including a strong option for SSD.
Perhaps once it releases, we’ll be able to see the hype that the minds behind the system are putting into the SSD. Until then, we’ll just have to take their word for it.