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Sony Wants Playing PS5 Games To Be ‘As Easy As Netflix’



Sony Wants Playing PS5 Games To Be ‘As Easy As Netflix’

Sony reportedly wants playing PlayStation 5 games to be “as easy as Netflix”, according to new reports.

The new PlayStation console is set to drop this holiday season and Sony has slowly been revealing information over the last year. Earlier this month, Sony confirmed the PS5’s official specs, just days after Microsoft unveiled the specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X console.

With that in mind, video game insider Jason Schreier has claimed that Sony has been pitching to developers that playing a game on its new console should be as easy as streaming on Netflix. Basically, Sony wants to make it easier than ever to play a game on the console.

Schreier, who also works for gaming website Kotaku, said: “I have heard some fascinating things about the PS5’s operating system like this – one of the pitches they’ve been making to developers is ‘playing a PS5 game should be as easy as Netflix.’

“They want to make players feel like they can load up the game immediately and know exactly how much time a given activity is going to take them. They want people to feel more inclined to play in short bursts rather than only wanting to turn on the console when they have a few hours to spare.”

If the claims are true, they go in-line with the PlayStation 5’s fast SSD which is set to make load times non-existent. Although the Xbox Series X may triumph over the PS5 in terms of graphics, it seems Sony is working on providing players with a streamlined and superior player experience.

Everything We Know About The PS5

Although Sony hasn’t yet revealed the price or official release date of the new console (We only know its due for a holiday 2020 release), the console is still set to drop.

Days after Mark Cerny’s digital event that provided an in-depth look at the PS5 specs, Sony updated the official PlayStation 5 website reiterating that the console will be releasing later this year.

The website updated also included some additional information on the console’s SSD and 3D audio, reading: “With these capabilities, PS5 will allow developers to maximise their creativity, building expansive worlds and new player experiences in the games they design.”

So far, we know that the new console will feature 10.28 teraflops, use an 825GB SSD, have a 3.5HGz CPU, 16GB of RAM, and include a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. The PS5 will also support 4K visuals, ray tracing, and it will feature 3D audio for immersive experiences.

Finally, it’s also been revealed that the PS5 will be backwards compatible with a wide selection of PS4 video games. However, the console will not be compatible with games from the PS1, PS2, and PS3 consoles.

With only a few more months until the console drops, you can expect Sony to share more details of its upcoming console, including an official unveiling, launch game information, price, and release date. Stay tuned.

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