PS5 vs PS4 Pro video shows official load time comparisons and they're very impressive

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A new video has surfaced online that shows a real demonstration between load times on Sony’s upcoming PS5 versus the PS4 Pro.

Posted on Twitter by Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki, we can finally see a real comparison between the mid-generation refresh hardware and the next-gen kit.

The results here are exactly the same as those touted in the original PS5’s reveal article by Wired. Due to the inclusion of SSD technology in the PS5, alongside a much faster CPU, the PS5 loads Spider-Man‘s open world in 0.83 seconds while the PS4 Pro loads in at 8.10.

While this comparison is done with a current generation title, it shows that the PS5 is clearly built with backward compatibility in mind. While the Xbox One’s backward compatibility of original Xbox games is lightning fast, Xbox 360 games still load in rather slowly compared to this comparison.

The PlayStation 5 isn’t slated to release until sometime in 2020, presumably closer to Fall/Autumn.

Mochizuki also posted slides from a presentation that key journalists were shown. In the presentation, Sony claims that the current PS4 will “remain the engine of engagement and profitability for the next three years.” They also claim that there’s an “outstanding roster of exclusive AAA games still to come”.

Sony allegedly also claimed that PlayStation 5 will be more seamless than the current generation, no doubt thanks to their upcoming partnership with Microsoft’s Azure cloud services. PS5 is currently aiming for its players to interact “anytime, anywhere, without disconnections”.

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