It would result in more functions and features in the games when they launch – and that is still an issue even to this day.
Stuart Tilley, the director of The Persistence, told WCCFTech the reason why games will be better on SSDs, as they won’t have to cut features that would make the loading times far too long on a regular, ordinary SSD.
„I think the players are going to be the real winners here. The SSD is going to be massive to allow us to create larger worlds that load faster, to move quickly within them. It opens up possibilities for us. The new positional sound stuff is great for like, for games, being able to like play sound effects that feel like they’re around you while you’re on the couch, it’s gonna make another big improvement. I think all the platforms have got a ton that they’re offering. And I think it’s gonna be a big win for players as far as I can see. It just is super exciting for us to be able to make our ambitions greater, sometimes you might have to discard a feature because it might require a long load, for example. Now, in the future, that may not be a problem. That’ll very much directly allow us to make better games, I think that that’s true,” he said.
He also praised the DualSense controller that the PlayStation 5 will get: „We always strive to immerse the player in the world. The immersion comes through how you touch the game, and what you see of the game. The chipset improvements will help with the visuals and the audio, but control is a massive part of it. You know, being able to get a much better feel for the surface the character is walking on or the things they’re carrying in their hands or whatever. Again, even to be able to start creating some game experiences that perhaps you’re not quite used to. It’s just great, as a game creator we wait a long time for next-gen stuff to come around, so it’s kind of like Christmas in game development land in that sense,” he added. They (Firesprite Games) are also looking into ray tracing.
During Sony’s recent corporate meeting, they also talked about the PlayStation 5. They claim the console will be 100 times faster than the PlayStation 4. „To further enhance the sense of immersion in games, we expect to improve not just the resolution, but the speed of games. For example, through a custom‐designed high-speed SSD, we plan to realize game data processing speeds that are approximately 100 times faster than the PlayStation 4. Game load times should be much shorter, and players should be able to move through immense game worlds in almost an instant,” the company said.
Both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will launch this Holiday season.
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