Sony has again provided some new details for its next-generation console. As part of Sony's Corporate Strategy Meeting today, the company discussed at a high level what it would like to achieve in its various businesses, including PlayStation, in the future.
The two keywords for PlayStation will be "immersive" and "seamless," Sony said, "In terms of hardware, Sony said the next-generation PlayStation 5 will provide an" impressive experience, driven by dramatically higher graphics This is made possible by the "use of further enhanced computational power and an adapted ultrafast broadband SSD.
Overall, the PlayStation 5 – or whatever Sony calls a new console – offers experiences that far outnumber the capabilities of PS4 and PS4 "professional." One of the features discussed by the PlayStation system architect Mark Cerny spoke for the PS5, reducing load times through the use of solid-state drives.
Cerny pointed out that the Spider-Man Quickly Load Travel screen for PS4 was about as long 15 seconds on a PS4 Pro, but less than a second on a development kit for the PS5, given that the new hardware is backwards compatible with older games, it means that your upgrade load times will be reduced to its fullest Watch the following video from the Wall Street Journal report where Takashi Mochizuki is present to see the faster load times in action.
Cerny also spoke about how the PS5 allows for faster rendering, which is more environment objects and textures is populated faster. In today's presentation, Sony said the PS5 will provide "many new features" that go beyond these loading and rendering improvements, though none were mentioned.
Also during the presentation, Sony expects the PS4 to reach sales of 100 million units by the end of the 2019 calendar year. Currently, 96.8 million PS4 systems are sold. According to the company, PlayStation Network has 94 million active users per month.
In addition, Sony management talked about how streaming will play a big role in the PlayStation brand in the future. Sony confirmed that the PS5 will support remote play functionality, and management said that the new agreement with Microsoft on cloud gaming solutions will play a role in the company's future success in this area. Of course, Sony already runs the PlayStation Now streaming service, but the company appears to have bigger and bolder plans for the future.
Sony will not participate in the E3 2019 next month, so the company is unlikely to announce the PlayStation 5 there. According to Cerny, the PlayStation 5 will have a "nice" price considering its specifications, but there's no estimate of the standard price yet.
Sony announced this will not be released in the next fiscal year on the release date of the PlayStation 5, which means it will not launch in April 2020 at the earliest.