PlayStation 5 SSD And 3D Audio Is A Game Changer, Developers Think

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Sony’s next-gen console is only a couple of months away. The biggest selling point of any PlayStation console is its exclusives, as well as any new features it comes with. PlayStation 5 will be no different, as Sony has been hyping up its proprietary SSD and the new 3D Audio Engine.

The new tech will help game developers to do things that were impossible in previous-gen consoles. Several game developers said in the official PlayStation Blog that their games will take full advantage of these new console features.

Brian Horton, Creative Director of Spider-Man: Miles Morales claimed that the new PS5 SSD will drastically reduce loading times. Developers can take advantage of this and can offer more detailed assets. “Beyond near-instant loading and fast-travel, the SSD and its speed allow us to more quickly load and display more detailed assets. This should lead to the city looking better than ever,” Horton said in the post. “And this is just the beginning for our team unlocking those possibilities. It’s a fundamental change that we can’t wait to take more advantage of in the years to come”

One more big feature that Sony has been pushing is the new 3D Audio. We don’t have to tell you how important audio is in a horror game. Resident Evil Village Executive Producer Jun Takeuchi thinks the same. According to him, your experience in horror games is going to incredibly immersive. Players won’t have to spend a fortune on headphones to get a 3D Audio feel either.

“Audio is a key feature to really push the next-gen experience with PS5. It’s almost as if 3D Audio tech was made specifically with horror games in mind. It used to be that in order to get that spatial audio, players would have to invest a lot of their own time and money. Now, just putting on a headset, they can get a full 3D audio experience,” Takeuchi said in the PS blog.

So what do you think? Are you excited about PlayStation 5? What do you think the price tag will be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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