It’s not a fake video either! Takashi Mochizuki, a journalist at the Wall Street Journal has published the video on Twitter, showing the differences between the PlayStation 4 Pro and the PlayStation 5! The difference is stunning!
Sony had a corporate strategic meeting in Tokyo (called Sony IR Day 2019), where they compared the loading times of Spider-Man (from last September) running on a PlayStation 4 Pro and the next-gen console, which is still not called PlayStation 5 – now we can see what Mark Cerny talked about, when he revealed the first details of the new Sony console.
„To ensure PlayStation will remain the best place to play, Sony Interactive Entertainment will work on maintaining and improving its relationships with third-party developers. Anytime, anywhere, without interruption,” Kenichiro Yoshida, the president and CEO of Sony Corporation said. His latter sentence is about the seamless nature of PlayStation.
We can take a few more things from Sony’s press release – the two key words are „immersive” and „seamless.” Quoting the PlayStation streaming part: „PlayStation streaming: Through the evolution of “Remote Play” and “PlayStation Now,” provide a seamless game experience anytime, anywhere. Remote Play: Turns PlayStation 4 (PS4), which is expected to reach 100 million units in cumulative sales this calendar year, into a streaming game server, providing streaming content at the closest point to users. PlayStation Now: Provides immersive game experiences to users regardless of whether they own a PS4 console at all. Sony will pursue its mission to make PlayStation “The Best Place to Play” by leveraging the latest computing, streaming, cloud, and 5G technologies, together with excellent content.” They also mentioned Microsoft’s technology here.
Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan also discussed some more information in another press release: „We will harness the power of new technology to offer completely transformative and immersive gaming experiences. We will leverage Backwards Compatibility to transition our community to Next-Gen faster and more seamlessly than ever before. We provide stability of environment for content creators.” Let’s jump to the PlayStation 4’s role to avoid repeats: „Will remain the engine of engagement and profitability for the next three years. Will provide the fertile early adopter gamer base critical for next-generation success. An outstanding roster of exclusive AAA games still to come (The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima).” We’ll quote the streaming role in the next-gen, too: „Our vision: A massively enhanced PlayStation community where enriched and shared PlayStation experiences can be seamlessly enjoyed independent of time and place – with or without a console.”
The PlayStation 5 will likely launch at the end of 2020.
Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019