And the winner is…
Over the weekend, IGN ran a ballot to see which subsequent era console readers want to see essentially the most, out of 4 choices – Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and Google.
The ballot ran for 3 full days: Friday at midday by way of Monday at midday, and acquired over 40,000 votes.
The winner was Sony, taking on half of the votes at 52.eight%, Microsoft coming in second place at 28.5%, Nintendo in third at 14.2%, and Google with solely a sliver of the votes at four.four%.
Discussions round Sony’s next-gen console – which we’re calling the PlayStation 5 or PS5 till an official identify is launched – have been circulating for months, with extra information popping out not too long ago.
It was already launched that PS4 video games shall be backwards appropriate on the PS5, and final month in the course of the Sony Investor Relations Day 2019 Q&A session, Deputy president of Sony Interactive Leisure, John Kodera, talked about the potential of cross-play between the PS5 and different consoles as effectively.
“Having compatibility is a constructive factor. Not solely can a recreation be performed on the next-generation console, cross-generation – the group can benefit from the video games collectively… bridging that compatibility has an important position to play,” Kodera stated.
When it comes to video games, it’s unknown if upcoming titles shall be launched individually for the PS5, together with their PS4 releases. Video games together with The Final of Us Half 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and Demise Stranding are on our checklist of video games we expect are already in improvement for PS5. Final month, these three titles have been proven in a presentation in reference to PS4 unique AAA video games to come back sooner or later.
Lead system architect for Sony’s next-gen console, Mike Cerny, shared particulars of the specs for PS5 in an interview with Wired, stating that the console may have a completely up to date CPU and GPU, which can ship a sooner system, provide extra reminiscence choices, and unimaginable graphics.
The breakdown of tech contains: a 3rd era of AMD’s Ryzen line, which homes eight cores of the brand new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU may have help for ray tracing, which has by no means been seen in any recreation console earlier than. IGN wrote an in-depth piece on what ray tracing is, the way it can have an effect on a video games efficiency, and why you need to care about it.
The AMD chip may also permit for 3D audio – one thing Cerny says can actually immerse the participant into the world.
“As a gamer, it has been a bit of little bit of a frustration that audio didn’t change an excessive amount of between PlayStation three and PlayStation four. With the following console the dream is to point out how dramatically totally different the audio expertise could be once we apply vital quantities of hardware horsepower to it,” he stated.
A launch date for the PS5 has but to be introduced, however experiences present it can doubtless be in 2020 or after. Retail value remains to be unknown as effectively, nevertheless it has been talked about that the value is not going to improve too considerably, in relation to upgrades for the brand new system.
For extra particulars on what we learn about Sony’s next-gen console, ensure that to take a look at our breakdown of the whole lot we all know to this point in regards to the PS5, and watch the PS4 Professional vs. PS5 load occasions in a demo with Marvel’s Spider-Man.
Jessie Wade is a information author at IGN. Comply with her on Twitter @jessieannwade.