Sony announced the surprise event via Twitter on Tuesday, promising "a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture and how it will shape the future of games." The news comes just days after Microsoft showed off the full list of specs for its new Xbox Series X console, including highlights such as faster game loading times and support for removable storage.
Cerny first outline the next-generation consoles basic tech specs back in April of 2019. At the time, he said the PS5 will sport a GPU based on AMD's Radeon Navi and a CPU built on the third-generation AMD Ryzen processor, according to a report by Polygon. Additionally, the system will support resolutions up to 8K, backwards compatibility for PlayStation 4 games, and PlayStation VR.
Speaking of backwards compatibility, or the ability to play games that were released for the PS4, the company said the feature is looking good for most games so far.
"[W]e’re excited to confirm that the backwards compatibility features are working well," the PlayStation team stated on its blog. "We recently took a look at the top 100 PS4 titles as ranked by play time, and we’re expecting almost all of them to be playable at launch on PS5. With more than 4000 games published on PS4, we will continue the testing process and expand backwards compatibility coverage over time."
Now, we just have to wait 'til the holidays to get our hands on this thing.