PlayStation 5 Looks To SSD For Next Jump In Gaming

We all know that the PlayStation 5 is on its way, but recently Sony did a rather low key sit down with the folks at Wired and dished some dirt on what to expect from the PlayStation 5. The next generation of consoles may still be over a year away (at least) however, it is clear that Sony wants to get as many people talking about their PS5 as early as possible.

While Sony went into detail about the custom 8 core AMD chipset and a GPU that is heavily based on the Radeon Navi. There were a couple of things that really stood out about what the PlayStation 5 is going to offer. One thing that has gotten many people excited is the talk of the PS5 having an SSD storage.
The PlayStation 4 is a fantastic console (as is the Xbox One) however, one thing that has been super annoying this console generation is the load times. Look at a game like Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider or even a slightly older game like Bloodborne and the load times can be brutal!
The way the PlayStation 5 is going to be designed thanks to the SSD is going to slash the load times incredibly. During their “presentation” with Wired, they used the PS4 exclusive game, Spider-Man to showcase just how much faster the tech in the PlayStation 5 will be in comparison to what the PlayStation 4 offered.
For those that do not know, Spider-Man is a fantastic game, but like many other high-end console games, the load times are rather long. The architecture of the PS5 is able to take what was originally a 15 second load time (and that is on a PS4 Pro, not the base model) and make it happen in less than a second.

This is very impressive indeed, not just the overall load times, but this SSD will also ensure that texture pop in for games that have a large open world like Spider-Man or Red Dead Redemption 2 does not happen like it does now. Making load times be next to nothing is something that is going to be pretty awesome when the PlayStation 5 hits and it is sure to be a feature that Sony brags about.
It is worth noting that these speedy load times are surely going to be dependent on the developers who are making the game. Still even with that being said you would have to assume that even a game that is not fully optimized to take advantage of the SSD storage which the PlayStation 5 is going to offer will have much better load times than what it would have if it were to be released on the PlayStation 4.

As this is the first time that Sony has really come out and spoken candidly about the PS5 they did not really give a ton away. I would bet for most average joes what they talked about went right over their heads. Still, no matter if you are a casual or hardcore gamer, hearing that the next PlayStation will offer load times that are 15 times or maybe even more than that, faster than what we have now is very exciting news.