Since its inception in 1950 at a science fair, gaming has emerged into a productive entertainment domain in the world. With every passing year, gaming technology is treading at a tremendous pace. With the inclusion of smartphones and development in mobile technology, the gaming industry has remodeled its potentials to a whole new extent. Every other person today is indulged in gaming, irrespective of their age, and stature. Undoubtedly, gaming has now become a significant part of the modern lifestyle.
“45% of American citizens are gamers, and five out of six households in the US have a console.”
Gaming consoles have given an immense contribution to leveraging the gaming industry. Several prominent gaming consoles have been introduced over the past decades that offered users with one of a kind gaming experience. There’s no doubt in asserting that every gaming console has its own credible position in the market, but there is one name that has always outshined others through decades, i.e., Sony. While Atari Nintendo went viral during the ’80s and ’90s were dominated together by Nintendo and Sega, Sony has acquired a permanent spot in the industry since its inception.
Sony: The Original PlayStation
Introduced to the world on December 1994, Sony is deemed to have started the gaming war in the industry. In 1994, Sony released its first PlayStation console. Sony was never considered as a legitimate rival as it was launched during the fifth generation of gaming consoles, where it has to compete with key players like Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn.
To everyone’s surprise, Sony turned the tables with its unique specifications that brought a tide of technology in the gaming industry. With PlayStation, Sony brought 3D graphics into the industry and used CD-ROMs to store games. Sony always understood the need for innovation in the gaming industry. Taping into such dire needs, Sony PlayStation was equipped with all the whopping gaming features that players didn’t even think in their wildest dreams.
Compared to its competitors, PlayStation was much more technically enhanced and attractive for developers. With the inclusion of 3D graphics and CD-ROM processed games, developers were able to integrate more sophisticated games than its competitors. Owing to the growing popularity of PlayStation console, one of the most successful and liked game saga, Final Fantasy also turned to PlayStation after giving six titles for Super Nintendo. Final Fantasy VII wasn’t able to integrate into the small capacity of 64 cartridges in Nintendo.
After the successful run of PlayStation, Sony also introduced three more upgraded versions PlayStation 2, 3, and 4. PS2, PS3, and PS4 dominated the gaming industry with their improvised and radical specifications that retained the position of Sony as a dominating gaming console player in the industry.
PlayStation 5: The Future of Gaming is Here!
Sony is all set to bring a wave of gaming technology with it’s new PlayStation console, i.e., PS5. The company has made an official announcement that by the end of 2020, PlayStation 5 will be released. At the beginning of 2019, the chief architect of Sony PlayStation, Mark Cerny, made a public appearance where he said that Sony is working to bring the successor for PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. Though Cerny didn’t reveal any insights on the specification then, it was rumored that PS5 will still be played on discs. Let’s delve into PS5 specifications that were unveiled on a trending YouTube video.
CPU Processing Power
- AMD’s third-generation Ryzen line
- 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture with 8 cores
- 16 threads at 3.2Ghz
Memory – RAM
- 24 GB GDDR6 RAM + 4GB DDR4 RAM (operating system)
The RAM remains a mystery in PS5, as nothing has been officially confirmed by the company.
GPU Graphics and Hardware
- First-ever gaming console supporting 8K graphics
- GPU coming from Radeon’s Navi family
- 6 teraflops computing power
- First-ever gaming console with Ray Tracing Graphics
Hard Drive or Cloud
- Higher bandwidth SSD that is peerless in the market (40 TB hard drives and 128 TB SSDs)
- Decreased loading time by 15 times
There are rumors that PS5 intends to bring cloud technology into the gaming console. If yes, then PS5 will take a massive leap in the gaming industry.
- Taking gaming experience to the next level with 3D Audio
- Custom AMD chip for audio
Cerny has made a revelation that users will be able to experience 3D audio in their current headphones and speakers, as well.
Television or VR
- Most certainly have a VR element
- PSVR headset will work on PS5.
Television has always remained a primary viewing method for PlayStation, but VR is seamlessly replacing TVs with their larger than life experience. The future of VR and gaming can be seen with that Sony has been planning to introduce VR into their gaming console to harness the potential of virtual reality.
Gaming has emerged as a popular entertainment means in the industry. Irrespective of age, people are indulging themselves in gaming.
While there have been several improvisations in the gaming consoles. Sony has remained a dominant player in the industry. With its PlayStation 5, Sony is all set to bring innovation to the table.
PlayStation 5 specifications that have been revealed by the company so far has already blown our minds off. Whether it is a power pact processor of AMD’s third-generation Reyzen line or 8K graphics first ever introduced in a gaming console, PS5 is unique in all sense.
PS5 release date has been scheduled coming Holiday 2020. Thus, all the gaming geeks have to wait another year before they start experiencing next-gen gaming.