After working for near 4 years with Sony on the PS5 and Unreal Engine 5, Epic’s VP of Engineering says that the upcoming console is a “masterpiece of systems design.” This is the newest within the debate over energy versus customized engineering. While Microsoft’s Xbox Series X has extra uncooked “by-the-numbers” energy on paper, Sony’s efforts have been put into customized structure that give the PS5 vital benefits in the way it allocates its energy.
PlayStation Official Magazine interviewed Epic’s VP of Engineering Nick Penwarden for its most up-to-date concern. “The PlayStation 5 is a masterpiece of systems design,” Penwarden mentioned. “Not only is it driving a huge leap in computing and graphics performance, but it is also revolutionary in terms of storage and data compression technology, unlocking new kinds of games and experiences for players to enjoy.” This is notable as a result of it locations much more worth on the design reasonably than uncooked numbers.
Penwarden’s “revolutionary” feedback observe quite a lot of different builders—each first-party and third—who’ve praised the PS5’s specialised structure and customized SSD. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, nevertheless, says he feels assured the Xbox Series X’s energy can be “visible,” following Sony’s PS5 showcase earlier this month. The debate between uncooked energy and customized structure continues to rage, however regardless of all of the posturing on both facet, the proof should wait to be proven till nearer to the consoles’ launch dates, if not till after they’re in customers’ arms.
Epic’s CEO Tim Sweeney additionally mentioned the PS5 SSD is ‘best in class’ and ‘better than high-end PCs,’ persevering with on to say that PCs might want to meet up with the customized structure of the PS5 SSD. The firm has been particularly working with Sony to boost the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5. Reports even point out that portions of the engine were rewritten due to the capabilities of the PS5 SSD.
The PS5 is scheduled to launch at an unspecified date throughout vacation 2020.