The fifth generation of the PlayStation gaming console is still in the pipeline, although more specs of the upcoming console have surfaced once again
Over the last few months, there have been more buzzes around the upcoming PlayStation 5 console, and while it will be the next-generation gamers choice we are yet to have a full picture of what it will be looking like although, some possible features of the next console has been surfacing for a while now.
Previously, some of the few features we were able to find out about the upcoming device were mostly about the in-built specifications alongside other hardware details- some of these features include support for 8K graphics (presumably at lower FPS), backward compatibility with PlayStation 4 (PS4) games, and even real-time ray tracing capabilities.
Talking about the hardware, sources that are familiar with the gaming company suggested that the next PS console will host an 8-core Ryzen chip running on AMD’s 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture, as well as a Navi GPU. Aside from that, there is a high possibility for new bodywork, something that will be quite different from any of the previous designs.
Now, in the latest news, the gaming company boss, Jim Ryan has confirmed a few other hardware and software details. First, Ryan says Sony is hoping to offer up “cross-generational play” to its customers, a feature that will allow old generation games to remain relevant over the years. Also, unlike mere backward compatibility, cross-generational play will let gamers play a compatible game on their PS4, switch over to the PS5 to continue their save progress, and then switch back to the PS4 again to continue (depending on your choice).
Also, while this feature may pose as a limitation for many who do think there is no point in upgrading to the new console, he purposely ensure that the transition is only from a PS4 to PS5 and not vice-versa, which means that you can not access any of the 5th generation gaming on the previous consoles.
Ryan also dished out more details about the hardware, and in his statement, he said gamers should expect an SSD default option for the PS5. In his explanation, he said that ”it won’t be an upsell and customers won’t be forced to make do with a slow HDD on the next-gen console.”
while the last spec is yet to be finalized, Ryan’s team is aiming to bring 120Hz, 4K gaming to the PS5 as well. Given that most consoles run games at a maximum of 30 FPS, this could be just the incentive some PC players need to switch over; or at least own both platforms. If the team are able to achieve that, there is a possibility that the PS5 will actually hit 120 FPS on a 4K display- that’s a whole lot to bring PC gamers on board too.
For now, we haven’t still gotten an actual leak of what the PS5 body will look like but we will surely keep you updated on new specs the moment it surfaces.