But will it bring an end to the console war?
As the months close in and the release of the next-generation of consoles grows ever closer, all eyes are on Sony and Microsoft to see what we can expect from their next consoles.
We’ve started to hear quite a bit about the PlayStation 5 (though no-one’s actually called it that yet), and amongst the rumours and speculation, snippets from PS5 game devs are starting to emerge.
Indie developer Okomotive is so far impressed with what we’ve heard about the PS5, and has said it’ll bring console gamers one step closer to PC specs.
Okomotive founders Don Schmocker and Goran Saric said [via Gaming Bolt]: “[PS5] will definitely bring console performances closer to PC / desktop settings, which means less optimizations for ports.”
Interestingly, it sounds like the next generation of consoles will be getting more PC ports than ever before, suggesting more and more cross-releases between the two could be on the horizon.
Sony has said that 2020 is the likeliest time for a release date of the PS5, with people speculating it’ll be dropping in November of that year.
Takashi Mochizuki, tech analyst at the Wall Street Journal, recently shared a video clip which compares the PS4 Pro to the PS5.
He writes: “Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation.”
Check it out below.
Mark Cerny, PS5 architect, confirmed in an interview with WIRED that the new console has an AMD manufactured chip, and is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line, with 8 cores of the new 7nm Zen 2 micro-architecture.
The GPU is a custom Radeon Navi solution and will support ray tracing for the most realistic experience.
It’s also confirmed to be backwards compatible, at least for PS4 games, and is expected to launch at a retail price of around $500 USD, according to one analyst.
Are you excited for the next generation of consoles?
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