Remember that Wired article where PlayStation architect Mark Cerny talked up the advantages of the PS5’s SSD? At today’s Corporate Strategy Meeting, Sony played a video demonstrating just how much loading times could be decreased in next-generation titles thanks to new hardware.
Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019
Spider-Man’s loading time is 8.10 seconds on the PS4 Pro, but a mere .83 seconds on the PS5. The video also shows how the latter manages a hyper-fast flythrough of the city, which flakes out and freezes almost immediately on the PS4.
Sony has released a document that confirms the PS5 will support backwards compatibility, ray tracing, 8K, and 3D audio technologies. Streaming will also be a big part of the console.