Last month saw video gaming personality, Geoff Keighley, present the first show of the Summer Games Fest stream. Though no new games were announced, we did get the very first look at the PlayStation 5 running an Unreal Engine 5 game demo in real time, and the good news for the PS5 keeps coming.
Speaking to Keighley after the demo, Epic Games’ CEO and the creator of Unreal Engine, Tim Sweeney, spoke a little about the features of the PS5. More specifically, about the console’s SSD.
(For those unaware, SSD stands for “Solid State Drive,” a memory and storage device that can have an effect on things like game loading times).
Following the demo, Sweeney admitted the PS5’s SSD storage system is the best in the world – even better than what high-end PCs can currently provide.
In the clip, which you can watch below [thank you, PS5 Only], Sweeney said: “Sony’s [PS5 SSD] storage system is absolutely world class, not only the best in class in console, but the best in any platform, better than high-end PC.”
From what the tech demo showed, thanks to Unreal Engine 5 and the PS5, we’re in for a treat next generation!
Unreal Engine 5 has been created to bring “movie-quality” visuals to the upcoming console, using hundreds of million or even billions of polygons.
On the Unreal website, the company explains the following: “We’ve just released a first look at Unreal Engine 5. One of our goals in this next generation is to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG and real life, and put it within practical reach of development teams of all sizes through highly productive tools and content libraries.”
Unreal Engine 5 won’t be available until the end of 2021, so don’t expect the next generation of console gaming to be utilising its features from day one.
Featured Image Credit: Sony