We’re still a while away from getting an official look at Sony’s next PlayStation console, but the company has provided an early glimpse at some of its capabilities today during a meeting in Japan.
The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki is there tweeting about the meeting, and captured this footage showing the same scene being loaded on current PS5 hardware and a PS4 Pro, comparing how long the former takes compared to the latter:
Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019
We’d heard this previously about Sony’s new console:
Wow, Sony undercuts Microsoft with the first details on PS5, not coming in 2019 (who could've guessed…). I heard at GDC that one of the big PS5 marketing beats would be "no loading times" which Cerny confirms here. Sounds expensive! https://t.co/SmKtmKRVyg
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) April 16, 2019
So yeah, even taking into account how artificial these early looks can be, it looks like “no loading times” is definitely going to be a PS5 thing.