Sunday, 15 September, 2019

See how much faster Sony's next PlayStation can load Spider-Man

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With global internet speeds still too slow to support cloud gaming in a meaningful way, Sony's next-generation PlayStation console is still well-placed to dominate the market.

The video above, taken by the Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki, shows a scene from Insomniac's Spider-Man loading in 0.83 seconds on Sony's "next generation" console, compared to 8.1 seconds on the PS4 Pro. The video was shot during a developer conference to showcase the difference between the performance of the PS4 Pro and the next generation PS5.

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.

As part of these efforts, Sony agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Microsoft Corp.

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Though PlayStation 5 will not be dropping this year, Sony has made no secret of their upcoming console's potential. PlayStation's Shawn Layden recently called for unity among game makers during the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, while Microsoft is now working on a software development kit that allows developers to integrate the Xbox Live service into titles on multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. The SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) wants to make future PlayStation work "anytime, anywhere, without disconnections". "Our partnership brings the power of Azure and Azure AI to Sony to deliver new gaming and entertainment experiences for customers".

We will leverage Backwards Compatibility to transition our community to Next Gen faster and more seamlessly than ever before. That said, Ryan also added that he expects the PS4 to continue to be "the engine of Sony's profitability" for "three years or so" as that transition takes place.

The report is a series of slides that were presented by Sony CEO Jim Ryan at an investors conference this week, and focuses on the company's long and short term future when it comes to the PlayStation ecosystem.