Today’s proved to be an afternoon to remember for all PlayStation fans. In a long interview with Wired, Jim Ryan , CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, revealed that PS5 will be released at Christmas 2020, as well as much more information on the next generation console.
We have discovered that PS5 will support Ray-Tracing thanks to a dedicated chip, it will exploit the SSD mounted under the hood with selective installation of the games and will be marketed with a new generation Dualshock 5 , with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Details that have thrilled the fans, but that’s not all. In one of the passages of the interview, Jim Ryan added that PlayStation 5 will mount a 4K Blu-ray player , confirming Sony’s desire to focus on entertainment as well as gaming. This move will also allow it to align itself with the competition: PS4 and PS4 Pro are in fact lacking, unlike Xbox One S and Xbox One X. The CEO also specified that games in physical format will be distributed on 100GB optical discs, choice probably made due to the sudden increase in the size of the games. Already it is not uncommon to come across titles that are around 100GB, such as Red Dead Redemption 2, an eventuality that is likely to occur more frequently in the future.