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PlayStation 5 Release Date, Latest News: Corporate Strategy Presentation Released Video Performance of Next-Gen Console

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Last month, PlayStation 5 lead architect revealed massive details about the next-generation console and how powerful it’s going to be compared to its predecessor. Now, we finally get to see it in action.

Or at least, get to see how the PlayStation 5’s solid-state will affect a game’s loading times. Similar to Cerny’s presentation with Peter Rubin of the Wired in April, the video showed the next-generation console performing against the PlayStation 4 Pro.

There are two things that have been featured in the clip. First is that it highlighted the PlayStation 5’s ability in loading games much faster than its predecessor. Where the PlayStation 4 Pro loaded “Marvel’s Spider-Man” within eight seconds, the next-gen console only did it in the span of 0.8 seconds.

Next, it showed the PlayStation Pro 4 and PlayStation 5 handling the abovementioned title as the camera was seen rushing between buildings. It was clear that the latter was far smoother in rendering graphics compared to the current console, putting an emphasis on how powerful this device is going to be.

The demo was revealed during a corporate strategy presentation where WSJ’s Takashi Mochizuki was one of the attendees. Mochizuki was also one of the journalists who announced that PlayStation 5 will not be coming out in the first quarter of 2020, leading fans and analysts to believe that the device will come out in the fall of 2020.

As for its other capabilities, the console has been outfitted with several impressive hardware. Apart from an SSD, the PlayStation 5 also has a GPU with ray tracing tech, an 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU built with 7-nanometer Zen 2 microarchitecture, backward compatibility, 3D audio, and 8k resolution. With such jaw-dropping features, fans have been asking how much Sony will price the device.

Sony analyst Hideki Yasuda predicted last week that the PlayStation 5 will supposedly cost $499. This assumption is a safe bet given that the company suffered quite the losses when it overpriced the PlayStation 3 years prior.

By J Russ Isberto
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