There's a lot to look forward to.
We have already heard rumors of Sony launching two next-gen PS5 consoles in 2020: the regular PlayStation 5 which will be joined by the PlayStation 5 Pro. but what would the big difference between them be? The console will be called the PlayStation 5 - shocking, we know.
This comes with the news that the system will land "Holiday 2020", which means it will be going toe-to-toe against the Xbox Project Scarlett within the same launch window. "Even though it will be fairly fast to boot games, we don't want the player to have to boot the game, see what's up, boot the game, see what's up" Cerny explains. Likewise, the console's UI has also been updated to offer more real time information about now available multiplayer and single player gameplay scenarios, missions, and rewards. "As a player you just jump right into whatever you like".
The second feature - what Sony calls "adaptive triggers" - essentially allows game developers to program different levels of resistance for the L2/R2 buttons to match the gameplay. Wired, who spoke to lead PS4 architect Mark Cerny and held the prototype PS5 controller in their session, give the example of the triggers acting differently in order to simulate the increase in tension as an on-screen character draws back a bow and arrow ready to fire, or to showcase the in-hand difference between machine gun fire and a shotgun blast.
SIE CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that the upcoming console hardware will have ray-tracing acceleration built in the GPU hardware.
Google LLC, Apple Inc. and others have launched game subscription services that compete with Sony's PlayStation Now cloud-based video game service.
That could mean the ability to install just a game's multiplayer campaign, leaving the single-player campaign for another time, or just installing the whole thing and then deleting the single-player campaign once you've finished it.
In its talk with Wired, Sony says that it is changing the way users control game installation: "Rather than treating games like a big block of data, we're allowing finer-grained access to the data".
The article confirms that the console will play "100GB optical disks" as well as 4K blu-rays.