Sony has once again commented on the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and reveals this time also some interesting details that affect the technical capabilities of the Next-Gen console.
In an interview with CNET, the CEO of Sony, Jim Ryan, talked about the high-level plans of the PS5 and that no player should be left behind, even across generations. This already starts with “cross-generational play”, as Ryan calls it. It will, therefore, make absolutely no difference, whether one will play on the PS4 or PS5, which will be reflected among other things probably in a shared friend list.
“Whether it’s backwards compatibility or the possibility of cross generational play, we’ll be able to transition that community to next-gen,” Ryan said in the interview. “It won’t be a binary choice about whether you have to be ether on PlayStation 4 or next-gen to continue your friendship.”
Furthermore, Ryan commented again on the intended SSD memory of the PS5, which will already be present in the basic version of the console, which seems to mean that different versions or a premium version are not planned. Each player will benefit from the SSD storage built into each console. Additional investment in a premium model is not necessary.
As part of this, Ryan also said that the PS5 will be able to display 4K and 120Hz images, if supported by the TV. Whether it is native 120hz or reprojection like PlayStation VR, but it is unclear.
The full premiere and launch of the PS5 is expected next year. According to Sony, the revelation has just begun and much more will come in that regard.