PlayStation 5 Loading Speed Shown Off, Will Be Ten Times Faster Than The PS4 Pro
Japanese technology giant Sony revealed a few key details about its next generation of gaming console a few weeks ago. This device assumed to be called the PlayStation 5, will be the successor to the PlayStation 4 launched in the year 2014. Now, a video has been posted on microblogging website Twitter of a corporate strategy presentation by Sony. This video shows off the loading speeds of the PlayStation 5 and compares them to the last generation to showcase the upgrade in the load times and rendering.
PlayStation 5 Loading Speeds
Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019
The video shared on Twitter compares the load times of Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 4 Pro; and the upcoming PlayStation 5. In the video, the former registers a load time for a scene to be around 8 seconds. When the video from the latter is shown, it is noted the gaming console achieves a staggering load time of around 0.8 seconds. This is around 10 times faster than the company’s last console and is thus expected to be a major upgrade. The video further shows a scene being rendered on both the consoles. The PlayStation 4 is shown suffering in rendering complex scenes while the PlayStation 5 on the other hand; churns through the scene with ease and outputs a faster time than the former.
Sony PS5: Expected Features
Sony previously revealed information regarding some features of the upcoming console. For instance, the PlayStation 5 is expected to sport 3D audio technology, which will enable gamers to have immersive gaming experience. Another speculated feature of the PS5 is the incorporation of a Solid State Drive or an SSD. This will lead to visibly faster game load times and seamless switching between various applications within the console’s interface.
The Sony PlayStation 5 is expected to be the first console to sport 8K resolution gaming. Of course, to take full advantage of the same, gamers will need to plug in their console to an 8K supported panel, but Sony making a move for future-proof gaming will surely be appreciated. Last but not least, some new PS5 games may support Ray Tracing. Ray Tracing simulates the interaction of real-world light with real-time objects in the game, which leads to lifelike graphics rendering. Battlefield 5 was the first game to support Ray Tracing on NIVIDA RTX powered PCs, and we can expect developers to release more titles in accordance with Ray Tracing technology if consoles start supporting it too.
Expected Price And Availability
The PlayStation 5 is not expected to release anytime soon though, in fact, reports state that the PS5 may not see the light of day before the year 2021. However, other sources state that the PS5 might make its way into the market by the end of the year 2020. Either way, Sony is known for releasing their consoles according to a 7-year-product-cycle so something along the aforementioned lines can be expected for sure. It is expected to be priced somewhere around US$ 550 (~INR 39,000) considering that the price of the PlayStation 4 Pro was US$ 400 (~INR 31,000). Furthermore, companies like Nintendo and Microsoft may release their gaming consoles around the same time, which may provide some solid competition to Sony’s console.