A while back, lead architect for Sony’s PlayStation 5, Mark Cerny revealed some new bits of information about the mysterious console, including how much faster load times will be. Thanks to some new footage, we are able to see it in action.
The PlayStation 5 footage was taken during a demonstration at Sony’s corporate strategy meeting this week. The footage that was taken by tech journalist Takashi Mochizuki shows Sony comparing Spider-Man PS4 running on both current gen systems and the PlayStation 5.
On the PlayStation 4 Pro, loading is shown to take 8.10 seconds. On the PlayStation 5 this loading time is reduced to a blistering 0.8 seconds. This increased loading time probably has a lot to do with the fact that Sony’s new console will make use of a Solid State Drive, which will vastly increase loading times.
This demonstration is in line with what Cerny said during the interview with Wired about just how much faster Spider-Man PS4 actually loads on the next-gen system.
Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019
Little is known about the Sony’s next console except for the few tidbits Cerny revealed. Among these, the console’s ability to run 8K and the fact that it will be backwards compatible.
Hopefully, we will be seeing more of the PlayStation 5 as we near the end of the year as many expect the console to be released sometime in 2020.