It’s an exciting time for gamers around the world, with the hotly-awaited release of the PlayStation 5 on the horizon.
As if there wasn’t already a buzz around the new console, Sony’s latest revelation has sent social media into a frenzy.
The Japanese tech giants have confirmed the PS5 will be “approximately 100 times faster” than its predecessor.
“In order to further enhance the sense of immersion in games, we expect to improve not just the resolution, but the speed of games,” said an official Sony document.
“For example, through a custom-designed high-speed SSD, we plan to realise game data processing speeds that are approximately 100 times faster than PS4.
“Game load times should be much shorter, and players should be able to move through immense game worlds in almost an instant.”
The prospect of shorter waiting times and no more loading screens is enough to excite any gamer, and these upgrades also have huge potential for future releases like Rockstar’s 'Grand Theft Auto 6', which is reportedly in the works.
It’s not just fans who are looking forward to the PS5’s release, with Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney making some big claims.
Sweeney praised Sony for the new console’s storage capacity, saying it’s better than the best SSD solution you can buy on PC today.
He also said: "It's really exciting to be seeing the console market push forward the high-end PC market in this way.”
The PS5 is scheduled for ‘holiday 2020’, with many speculating it will be released in November like its predecessor.
However, some fans are hopeful the new console will arrive even sooner after a recent Sony job listing mentioned an October release.
While the company have claimed this was a mistake, it’s certainly an interesting development.
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