TechNave Gaming - Sony confirms new Playstation in the works supports 8K with an 'appealing' price
This is probably not how the next gen Playstation would look like
In an exclusive interview, Mark Cerny shared some juicy deets in regards to the upcoming console that may soon replace the Playstation 4. The Playstation (which he did not name the Playstation 5 because, come on, that would be predictable but we’ll call it that anyways) will come with support for 8K resolution and an “appealing” price tag.
The next gen Playstation is said to be backwards compatible so that no old games will be left behind and utilize a customized solid state drive (SSD) for quicker load times. He demonstrated the new SSD on the next gen Playstation with Insomniac’s Spider-Man. With the PS4, it took 15 seconds to load in between quick travel and only a mere 0.8 seconds on the customized SSD.
In addition, the device will be utilizing an AMD chip with a 3rd gen Ryzen CPU and a custom version of the Radeon’s Navi graphics chips. This helps with backwards compatibility when it comes to games as well as 8K support. But for real though, who the heck owns an 8K TV right now? Maybe that Samsung 8K TV on the market isn’t just there only for aesthetics after all.
Me: There's always been a general range of launch pricing. Will the next console hew to that range?@cerny: I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.— Peter Rubin (@provenself) April 16, 2019
What Cerny did not mention was the price and with good reason but Cerny did take to Twitter to mention that the console will launch with an “appealing” price tag. He said, “I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP (suggested retail price) that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.”
We’re still a good ways away before the next gen Playstation will be released. Last May, head of Playstation, John Kodera had mentioned that the next gen Playstation is about 3 years away so we may only be seeing glimpses of the machine next year. Since we won’t be seeing Sony at E3 this year, we may only be hearing more about the console during a Sony Playstation only event such as Playstation Experience of State of Play streams. Are you excited for the next Playstation? For the latest gaming news, make sure you follow TechNave.com!