Kotaku’s Jason Schreier has been busy chatting with various developers working on the PlayStation 5, and have all pretty much agreed that Sony’s new hardware is an absolute beast under the hood.
PS5 Devs Heap Praise On New Sony Console
Speaking on the latest Split Screen podcast, Schreier revealed that he’s been hearing nothing but positive things from studios working on the new Sony console. Furthermore, despite the Xbox Series X’s bigger teraflops output, it’s not believed that Microsoft’s console is significantly more powerful than the PS5.
The people I’ve been talking to over the past few months and the past couple years who are actually working on the PlayStation have pretty much unanimously all said: This thing is a beast. This thing is one of the coolest pieces of hardware that we’ve ever seen, we’ve ever used before. There are so many things here that are revolutionary, so many behind-the-scenes tools and features, APIs, and all sorts of other stuff that is way beyond my scope of comprehension.
.So let me be clear. So what I’m hearing from people actually working on these things is that the Xbox is not significantly more powerful than the PlayStation, despite this teraflops number, and that the teraflops —
This is going to lead to weeks and weeks of talk about how Xbox is the most powerful console, and so on. Meanwhile I’m getting texts even today from developers being like this is such a shame — the PS5 is superior in all these other ways that they’re not able to message right now or can’t talk about right now.
I heard from at least three different people in the past couple of hours since the Cerny thing being like, wow, the PS5 is actually the more superior piece of hardware in a lot of different ways, despite what we were seeing in these spec sheets.
The PS5 is slated for release in holiday 2020.