The platform holder recently confirmed it intends to call its next-generation console PlayStation 5.
This month Sony positioned PS5 as the “world’s fastest console” in a job advert.
More than any other feature, Mark 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.
Sony recently announced a holiday 2020 launch date for PlayStation 5 and went into detail on the PS5 controller, which is set to feature haptic feedback, “adaptive” triggers and more.