The first details on the heavily-anticipated PlayStation 5 have just been made available to the public, and as expected it appears that the new console is ready to take the gaming experience to the next level.
The lead system architect in Sony’s PlayStation group, Mark Cerny, recently spoke to Wired to vaguely detail some of its new features, which include 3D audio, super fast SSDs (aka Solid State Drive), backward compatibility with PlayStation 4 games, as well as the support of 8K graphics. Additionally, the new hardware will include a Graphics Processing Unit that’s capable of supporting ray tracing, which is described by Wired as “a technique that models the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments.”
With that said, while there’s currently no release date for the PS5 or any information available in terms of games and media, Cerny was able to confirm that its launch won’t occur at any point in 2019. That aligns with the news that Sony won’t be making an appearance at the annual E3 Conference, perhaps setting the stage for a groundbreaking release sometime in 2020.
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