The Fortnite company makes it clear that the new console is more than a graphical leap and praises the data storage and compression system.
Much has been said about next-gen consoles, but developers have focused a significant part of their speech on pointing out the importance of SSD hard drives incorporating both PS5 and Xbox Series X. In the case of the Sony platform, no Only Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, has praised their technology. Now he is joined by another of his colleagues at the company, Nick Penwarden, Epic’s head of ingerieros, who has called it a “masterpiece”.
He said it in an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine (number 176 of the British version, since the Spanish one closed years ago). “The PlayStation 5 is a masterpiece in system design,” says Penwarden. And he continues: “Not only does it lead to a huge leap in computational and graphics performance terms, but it is also revolutionary when it comes to storage and data comprehension technology.” This allows “new types of games and experiences to be released for players to enjoy.”
Beyond technology: games
That the PlayStation 5 hard drive provides the possibility that load times will go down in history is an aspect that has been made clear since its capabilities were announced. Numerous studies have commented on the advantages offered by the new generation consoles at that specific point. However, until just a few weeks ago, hardly anything had been shown yet about the games that those who decide to bet on PS5 will find when it goes on sale. In the first party field, such important titles as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon: Forbidden West or Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart will be the protagonists. Although the rumored Silent Hill missed the date, Resident Evil 8: Village was officially confirmed, despite the fact that this title will be cross-platform.
Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will go on sale in late 2020, still without a date or confirmed prices.
Source | Gaming Bolt