Sony has finally unveiled information regarding the nex-gen of Playstation consoles –Playstation 5. And much of what we expected was presented, which mainly has to do with the optimisation of storage and load times.
During the presentation of the design features of the Playstation 5, Sony’s Mark Cerny spoke on how the console’s SSD, the custom-built solid state drive, was fashioned in an effort to help developers make more impactful work quickly.
Cerny explained that, rather than the PS4’s HDD bandwidth of 50-100 MB/s, the target speed of the PS5 is 5GB/s (at least). Effectively, this should decrease load times to around 0.27 seconds for 2GB on the PS5. That’s opposed to 20 seconds for 1GB on the PS4.
Other notable features includes:
- Boot the game in a second
- No load screens
- Design with freedom
- More game on disc and on SSD
- No need for patch installs
Watch the presentation in the player below for full details of the PS5: