Sony has confirmed the hardware specs for the PS5, their next-generation console. They are not going to call it PS5 directly but instead, they simply named it the next-generation PlayStation.
PS5 has been in research and development for almost 4 years now as revealed by Mark Cerny in an interview with Wired. Sony will release PS5 in 2020 and don’t have any plans to get a console out this year.
Here are the confirmed hardware specs and summary of the features of PS5 via ResetERA.
PS5 Official Hardware Specs
- Mark Cerny is once again the Lead System Architect.
- 8 core AMD 7nm Zen 2 based on third generation Ryzen.
- Ray-tracing support with custom AMD Navi GPU.
- Custom AMD unit for 3D Audio, also aided by ray-tracing, a big upgrade. Hot on the heels of Sony having acquired near-industry-standard AudioKinetic.
- Extremely fast high-end custom SSD storage faster than any solution currently available for PC:
Spider-Man load times on PS4 Pro: 15 seconds → 0.8 seconds on next-gen PlayStation. That’s ~19x faster!
Huge practical game changer opening up for new design opportunities.
- Technically supports 8K but Cerny demoed Spider-Man load speed improvements on a 4K screen (I would only take this as confirmation of HDMI 2.1).
- New Virtual Reality platform strongly hinted at but also supports current PSVR (meaning millions of VR users ‘day one’).
- Death Stranding might be a cross-gen title (speculation in article based on Cerny reply).
- Physical Media.
- Backwards Compatible with at least PS4.
- Devkit is with developers and they recently accelerated its deployment.
- Four years in development so far.