We have blown into the metaphorical horn and assembled the team to talk all things PlayStation 5 following the reveal of the very first details courtesy of the Wired interview with PlayStation 5 lead architect Mark Cerny.
Cerny revealed the PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games – something we expected to hear. However, Cerny has also revealed the PSVR will also be backwards compatible for PlayStation 5 leaving us with some potentially mouth-watering scenarios.
The PlayStation 5’s CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line with eight cores of 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU, a custom version of Radeon’s Navi family, will support ray tracing so we can expect improved reflections and lighting as well as 3D audio thanks to a custom AMD chip.
Cerny has also revealed the PlayStation 5 will come with a specialised solid state drive (SSD) which will vastly improve loading times and Sony’s next-gen console will support 8K graphics.
You can hear us ramble on about the recent news in the team chat below.