Sony’s Mark Cerny and Wired sat down and talked about the next Playsta­tion, reveal­ing the first details about the gam­ing console’s hard­ware.

No name was giv­en for the next gen­er­a­tion Playsta­tion but his­to­ry sug­gest it will be named the Playsta­tion 5. This next gen­er­a­tion con­sole is not a small upgrade, the CPU, GPU and HDD are see­ing big upgrades.

..The CPU is based on the third gen­er­a­tion of AMD’s Ryzen line and con­tains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microar­chi­tec­ture. The GPU, a cus­tom vari­ant of Radeon’s Navi fam­i­ly, will sup­port ray trac­ing, a tech­nique that mod­els the trav­el of light to sim­u­late com­plex inter­ac­tions in 3D envi­ron­ments. ”


The built in stor­age is also get­ting an upgrade in the form of an SSD. Cerny demos the speed of the PS5’s SDD with by fast trav­el­ing in Insomniac’s Spi­der-Man and tim­ing the load­ing sequence on the PS4 pro and the PS5 dev kit. The PS4 pro took around 15 sec­onds to load and the PS5 “low-speed” dev kit took only 0.8 sec­onds.

PS5 will be back­wards com­pat­i­ble with Playsta­tion 4 games and will still fea­ture phys­i­cal media.

the next-gen con­sole will still accept phys­i­cal media; it won’t be a down­load-only machine. Because it’s based in part on the PS4’s archi­tec­ture, it will also be back­ward-com­pat­i­ble with games for that con­sole. ”


No details we giv­en about PS5 ser­vices and oth­er fea­tures but Sony seems to be be bring­ing to seri­ous pow­er to its next con­sole and I can’t wait until Sony lets us know more about Playsta­tion 5. Head over to Wired to read the full inter­view with Mark Cerny and find out more about Sony’s next game con­sole