Sony has positioned PS5 as the “world’s fastest console” in a new job advert.
More than any other feature, Cerny believes the SSD is “the key to the next generation”.
Sony has used PS4 exclusive Spider-Man to demonstrate how PS5’s SSD will dramatically reduce loading times and improve gameplay experiences, with the in-game camera able to fast travel through the city without pausing for asset loading on next-gen hardware.
What takes eight seconds to load on PS4 Pro takes less than one second on PS5.
After demoing the technology at an investor relations event in May, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida told attendees: “The most important way in which consoles create value is by providing users with an immersive gaming experience.
“We plan to do that by further improving the computational power of the console, measured in TFLOPS (Tera Floating-point Operations Per Second), and by dramatically increasing the graphics rendering speed through the employment of a customized ultra-fast, broadband SSD.
“The extraordinary improvement in rendering speed I just showed will continue to immerse users in games in the future, and we believe this improvement clearly demonstrates why it makes sense to have a next generation console, since the experience will greatly exceed what is possible on the current generation PS4 hardware, including PS4 Pro.”
The company said at the time: “We’ve created a new generation of SSD. We’re actually using the SSD as virtual RAM, resulting in more than 40 times performance increases over the current generation. When you can move through worlds without waiting for screens to load, that speed, that performance is what the next generation’s about.”