The rumors have been around a lot lately in the past year or so that Sony is working on a newer more modern version of the PlayStation. It’s being called the PlayStation 5 though there is no official name for it at this time. We do know it will, of course, play both PS5 and PS4 games on it. The new console will have a solid state hard drive that will allow for games to load faster as well as read actual games despite rumors that consoles are moving away from physical discs.
There are more details though delivered exclusively to Wired. They asked questions and got specific answers surprisingly about the next generation console from Sony. The new console is already in the hands of game developers as a kit around the world. With that being said though, it will not be in the hands of consumers this year.
(Warning: some alphabet soup follows.) 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. While ray tracing is a staple of Hollywood visual effects and is beginning to worm its way into $10,000 high-end processors, no game console has been able to manage it. Yet.Peter Rubin, Wired
In summary, Sony just gave a bunch of Details about its Next-Gen gaming console which is likely to be named PlayStation 5. Sony says that the console will not be coming this year, however, it’s in the hands of developers from some in-depth creation. It will support the PS4 games and PlayStation VR headsets. The processor will be upgraded and they are focused on improving loading times.