In an exclusive interview with Wired, Sony’s Mark Cerny detailed its next generation console, which many are expecting to carry the PS5 badge.
The next generation console, which Cerny confirmed had been in development for the past four years, won’t be releasing this year, and won’t be a simple upgrade from the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.
The system will be backwards compatible with PS4 games and will pack some serious hardware. It will run on an 8-core AMD Zen 2 chipset and utilise Ray-tracing support alongside a custom AMD GPU. The unit will support 8k and will feature a custom SSD that promises to load faster than any current generation PC.
It will also support the current generation of PSVR, as well as the next generation of VR.
Sony has also confirmed it will still feature an optical drive.
You can read the full article here and check out a video of Cerny breaking down the hardware with Wired below.