As revealed by PlayStation 4 Lead Architect Mark Cerny in a recent exclusive for Wired Magazine, the first details from Sony were confirmed, though it looks doubtful that the platform, the development of which has been shrouded in secrecy, will make it to market this year.
After four years in development, we now know that PS5 will sport an 8-core AMD Zen 2 and will support ray-tracing with its GPU. It will also sport one of the best solid-state drives on the market. There was also much talk about Virtual Reality, and how it might integrate with the new device; it also looks to be the case that older PS4 games, as well as the original PS4 VR headsets, will work with PS5.
This is great news for the 90-million odd people out there who are already invested in their PS4s, and given Sony’s dedication to this ‘next generation console’ (the company has refused to confirm it will be called ‘PlayStation 5’), and the amount of time it has spent in development, it looks as though the new system will be much more than just an upgrade on the old one.