Sony tech wizard and Knack creator Mark Cerny has revealed that the PS5 hardware teardown will be dropping in the near future, where we’ll also be hearing about the console’s cooling system.
PS5 Hardware Teardown Coming Soon
The PS4 has been heavily criticised for its jet engine-style fan noise, something which we imagine a lot of you have experience over the years. However, with PS5, it sounds like Sony engineers have worked some magic.
Here’s a brief comment from Cerny’s interview with Eurogamer:
We’re saving [that] for our teardown, I think you’ll be quite happy with what the engineering team came up with.
Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will launch in holiday 2020, and despite the disruption caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus, it has said that there’s no delay in sight. We also recently heard that Warframe will be coming to the PS5 alongside horror title Quantum Error.
Sony recently held a deep dive into the system’s architecture. Among some of the new details revealed include info on the PS5 SSD, which will feature 825GB of usable space, as well as confirmation that the console will be backwards compatible with a huge amount of PS4 titles.
This does however mean that the long-rumored ability for PS5 to play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games won’t be happening. Then again, getting the console to play PS3 games would be pretty tricky given that system’s Cell processor architecture.
In addition, we also heard some possible new info about the PS5 operating system, which appears to feature interactive interfaces.
Sony hasn’t confirmed the PS5 price yet, suggesting it is looking to see what Microsoft is doing with the Xbox Series X before making a move. That hasn’t stopped a retailer from taking a stab at the cost though, which isn’t exactly encouraging.