PlayStation 5 Ultra-Fast SSD Will Reshape Gaming Industry's Landscape, Says Dev

The Sony Playstation logo is seen at the Paris Games Week (PGW), a trade fair for video games in Paris
The Sony Playstation logo is seen at the Paris Games Week (PGW), a trade fair for video games in Paris, France, October 25, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier)

The current gaming console generation is winding down, and soon enough gamers will upgrade to newer and more powerful devices to enjoy their favorite games. One of the much-awaited and promising next-generation gaming consoles if the PlayStation 5. Interestingly, a new report bares juicy details about the SSD prowess of the Japanese gaming console that a developer believes will revolutionize the gaming industry.

One of the things that game developers are currently looking to improve is the loading times of games. In challenging titles where the player dies on the screen, faster loading time is synonymous to less stress and frustrations on the part of the player who will no longer have to wait for the game's levels to load again. With the arrival of the PlayStation 5, the loading times will significantly improve according to BoxFrog Games developer.

In a recent report, Tim Ash, a developer at BoxFrog Games revealed that PlayStation 5 has an SSD-based storage sub-system. The developer underlined the role of SSD in the gaming console and its effect in terms of performance and immersion. Ash highlighted the importance of how PlayStation 5's ultra-fast SSD speeds up the load times that can significantly affect the total gaming experience, which many players fail to consider.

Being able to quickly load the game into new areas in the map instead of waiting for roughly 10 minutes while all other dungeons load, will impact the player's engagement. Additionally, reports are claiming that the CPU of PlayStation 5 will make development times much faster are some of the reasons that gamers should be excited about Sony's next-generation gaming console. Last June, Jim Ryan, Sony PlayStation chief executive officer hinted the ultra-fast SSD of PlayStation 5.

The CEO also mentioned about the PlayStation 5 supporting 4K 120 Hz output. So far, Sony is tight-lipped on the pricing, release date, and several other details surrounding its next-generation gaming console. The company only said that the price of the upcoming gaming console would be appealing, considering the advanced feature that it is equipped to offer.

We can confirm that the PlayStation 5 will use AMD hardware. An earlier official statement from Mark Cerny revealed that the gaming console would have a Zen 2-based central processing unit and Navi graphics processing unit. As for the release date, nothing is certain as of the moment although there were previous claims that the next-generation console might be launched at the PlayStation Event on February 2020.

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