Some of the specifications of the upcoming PS5 have already been confirmed by Mark Cerny and he mentioned that the PS5 will have an SSD. Sony claims that the “Ultra-High-Speed” SSD that comes inside the PS5 will make “loading screens a thing of the past”. This is a very bold statement indeed.
The SSD seems to be a major part of the console and Sony is betting big on the speed of the PS5. Here is what a Sony spokesperson mentioned in Official PlayStation Magazine (Issue 162):
An ultra-high-speed SSD is the key to our next generation. Our vision is to make loading screens a thing of the past, enabling creators to build new and unique gameplay experiences.
SSDs are nothing new and PC users have been using them for a while now. Some console users have replaced their HDDs with SSDs in order to get faster loading speeds and better boot times. We know that even the fastest of SSDs cannot get rid of loading screens so we will have to see how all this works.
This could be an exaggerated marketing thing so that Sony can create additional hype around the PS5. We will have to wait and see how true this statement is. Mark Cerny has confirmed that the PS5 will support PS5 games and the following are some games that you can expect to see on the PS5:
- Death Stranding
- FIFA 20
- Cyberpunk 2077
- The Elder Scrolls VI
- The Last of Us: Part 2
- Ghost of Tsushima
- Grand Theft Auto VI
The upcoming PS5 and Xbox are going to be powered by AMD and the CEO of the company Dr. Lisa Su hinted on when these consoles might release. Developers have access to these consoles and they have mentioned that these next-generation consoles will offer a performance boost that is much needed. We have also heard that these upcoming consoles could take advantage of AI features.
Let us know what you think about the upcoming PS5 coming with an SSD and whether or not you think this is going to make a major difference when it comes to performance.