PS5 SSD Was One of the Top Requested Features, Says Mark Cerny

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In an attention-grabbing new video revealed by Wired, PlayStation architect Mark Cerny mirrored upon the PlayStation 5’s design and improvement course of, revealing that Sony held quite a few conferences with game builders to brainstorm concepts, and “understand a bit about what helps them and what just gets in their way.”

Cerny revealed that Sony had been receiving requests for SSDs all the method again throughout the PS4 period, and named Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney as one of many business professionals who have been involved about being held again by sluggish onerous drives. Developers pushed Sony for an NVMe SSD with a learn velocity of not less than 1 GB per second.

“Tim Sweeney, who is the founder of Epic Games, said hard drives were holding the industry back,” Cerny recalled. Apparently, Sweeney referred to the older expertise as “rusty spinning media.” “Developers asked for an NVME SSD with at least 1 GB per second of read speed, and we looked at that and we decided to go maybe five to ten times that speed,” Cerny continued.

Cerny added that he prefers “brutal” conferences with builders as a result of they are usually the best and end in a “stronger console.”

“I’m looking for developers that give me the hardest time, and ones who really have strong opinions about what it is that they need to make the game that they’ve been dreaming of,” he mentioned. “Those are just brutal meetings to be in, but they’re good to have because at the end of the day, you’re making a stronger console.”

Watch the full video beneath.