The need for speed.
A single investor video, as shown off by WSJ’s Takashi Mochizuki, shows that Spider-Man takes 8.10 seconds to load a virtual representation of Manhattan on PS4 Pro, while the PS5 takes just .83 seconds.
Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019
“We will harness the power of new technology to offer completely transformative and immersive gaming experiences,” Sony said, detailing next-gen goals alongside the presentation. “We will leverage Backwards Compatibility to transition our community to Next Gen faster and more seamlessly than ever before. We provide stability of environment for content creators.”
In this particular instance, the boost in loading times would largely be credited to the PS5’s SSD drive, though Sony’s said its next-gen console will also boast a CPU based on the third-gen AMD Ryzen and a custom GPU based off a variant of Radeon’s Navi family.