Hot on the heels of new official details about the Xbox Series X, PlayStation is set to provide a whole bunch of PlayStation 5 information on the upcoming console's system architecture tomorrow. Sony announced that new details will be made available via a livestream early tomorrow morning, though the exact details of what that might entail, in total, remains to be seen.
According to PlayStation's social media early this morning, PlayStation 5's lead system architect, Mark Cerny, will show "a deep dive into PS5's system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games." If you're not familiar with the term, think of console system architecture as the internal software bits that serve as the foundation of programs for consoles. So, while Cerny likely won't be showcasing launch games or the like, he will be showing off what'll make them run.
Tomorrow at 9am Pacific Time, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny will provide a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games.March 17, 2020
Cerny, you might recall, is basically the font through which all official PlayStation 5 information flows. The first real details about the latest and greatest PlayStation console came from interviews with him last year, and while dozens of rumors and reports have come out since that time, none have been officially confirmed. What we know for sure at this point is the logo and name, it's launching Holiday 2020, and some controller details. As for specifications, we know it contains a third-generation AMD chip, a GPU that's a variant of Radeon's Navi series, and it'll also support ray tracing as well as 8K graphics, and it will use still be able to use physical discs. It will also come with a solid-state drive (SSD). That's... about it.
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More information about the PlayStation 5 is set to be revealed tomorrow morning, March 18th, at 9AM PT over at the official PlayStation Blog. The PlayStation 5 is set to release Holiday 2020, though there are some concerns that the novel coronavirus pandemic could impact production. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the upcoming console right here.