PlayStation 5 might get a game cartridge according to Sony’s official reports. Speculations resurfaced after a design was identified in several patents the company is recently filling. Also, the reports detailed that “the application is internationally categorized as Class 14.9, with the description ‘Miscellaneous.'” Yujin Morisawa, senior art director of Sony, is the one who decides the design and is also responsible for all items linked to the PlayStation brand. LersGoDigital posted on Twitter a possible PS5 game cartridge design.
PS5 Details So Far
PlayStation 5 is the upcoming next-gen console, replacing the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim. It was highly rumored that the device would get a 2020 launch date, somewhere between October and December, but details are still unknown. PS5 will come with an 8-core AMD chipset, a Radeon Navi GPU, 3D audio, and an SSD storage system. The CPU and GPU develop a powerful feature of ray tracing. Such technology will provide an advanced lighting method that can offer next-level immersion to gaming graphics. Mark Cerny, the one behind the development of the PS4, explains how significant the ray tracing is. He said, “There is the ray-tracing acceleration in the GPU hardware. […] is the statement that people were looking for.”
Also, physical games for the upcoming console will utilize 100GB optical disks, that will be inserted into an optical drive. Such a feature will double as a 4K Blu-Ray player, and the next-gen hardware will enhance a fully revamped UI. Cerny detailed, “Even though it will be fairly fast to boot games, we don’t want the player to have to boot the game, see what’s up, boot the game, see what’s up.”
Moreover, players will enjoy an 8K TV support and PSVR hardware. The design of the PS5 is still unknown.