The Last of Us 2 developer is enthusiastic about the PS5 SSD's ability
Hearing about the 100 times faster loading times in PS5 has got everyone excited. Do you know who else is excited? The devs of The Last of Us 2 are also excited! According to one, this is by far the most significant leap in his career. The Last of Us 2 is yet to be released, but due to the immense fan-base it has made with part 1, and its super-exciting trailer of the latter people are hyped so much so that they have bought PS5 decals related to this game. This hype has to be countered with amazing performance and graphics that really give people what they want. All of this requires a great system to run on. But it seems that PS5 has got that part covered.
What made the developer praise PS5?
Kurt Margenau is the Game Director of The Last of Us 2, working for Naughty Dog. The developer recently tweeted and showed how much of a relief it was not to be constricted to certain levels to make a game which was the main reason keeping games from being unique and thus limited their performance. These are the PS5 specs that left people in awe:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with eight cores at 3.5 GHz
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- GPU: 28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
Sony's dedication to custom-built hardware and a heavy emphasis on bringing play capability to the next stage is important, and developers are already happy and working on PS4 without alienation. The PS3's unique hardware proved challenging to locate, but the PS5 strives to be as designer oriented as possible.
Kurt Margenau isn't the only one to tweet, but two more fellow developers, namely Anthony Newman and Michael Barclay are also excited about this. Their reaction came after the recent detailed introduction by Sony's lead system architect, Mark Cerny, which points forth Sony's PS5 specifications by stressing quicker load times than PS4 with the SSD. Moreover, there are other developers too that have pointed out the accessibility that PS5 will provide such as Gearbox's Randy Pitchford said that "very excited about that I/O", and major acclaim was provided by Ready at Dawn, the Founder and CTO of The Order 1886 company, who called PS5 "one of the most revolutionary, inspired home consoles ever designed." Notwithstanding acclaim during Cerny's introduction but it seems that the PS5 hardware seems less strong on paper than the next-genre console being manufactured by Microsoft, the Xbox Series X, and hence faces an uphill battle.
Naturally, we don't really know anything yet, especially about the prices and games that are provided, and honestly speaking we'll only know anything for sure after their release, for now, we can only estimate. To really get to enjoy the games for ourselves by the next generation of consoles we have to wait and buy PS5 decals, and PS5 wraps before the PS5's release at the end of 2020, the Xbox Series X and PS5 are scheduled to be launched, sooner than ever before for the Holiday Season.