Sony to do a ‘deep dive’ on PlayStation 5 just a day after hardware reveal of the Xbox Series X

Sony says it will do a ‘deep dive’ on PlayStation 5 just a day after Microsoft revealed detailed hardware specs of Xbox Series X

  • Sony will join Microsoft in revealing hardware specs of its upcoming console
  • The company says it will hold an event on the PlayStation 5 tomorrow
  • It’s expected to be the largest information dump on the system to date
  • Sony’s decision comes hot on the heels of a similar move by Microsoft 

Sony is set to unveil the first ever hardware details about its upcoming PlayStation 5 console just a day after its rival, Microsoft. 

According to Sony’s system architect, Mark Cerny, an event on Wednesday will showcase the ‘PS5’s system architecture, and how it will shape the future of games’ 

The event will be broadcast on Sony’s blog tomorrow according to a tweet from the company.

Given how slim the details have been on Sony’s upcoming console, the event will have a lot to showcase.

So far, accidental leaks from the game retailer, GameStop, have given the best official overview of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5.

Last month the retailer posted an overview on its registration page for those interested in receiving information on when the next-generation console will become available for pre-order.

In addition to leaking specs, like compatibility with 8K displays and its use of a solid state hard drive, the web page also suggested that it will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games.

The news comes shortly after Microsoft revealed a slew of hardware details about its upcoming Xbox Series X.

In a blog post, the company gave its most complete rundown of what to expect for its next-generation of console, including a breakdown of its processing power that will enable much faster load times for games.

Specifically, Microsoft says that the console will be using an AMD Zen 2 CPU with eight cores which run at 3.8GHz each in addition to a custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 12 teraflops of power.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 has yet to be unveiled but specs made their way to GameStop’s website and were subsequently deleted

In addition to the heavy processing power, Microsoft said it will also have room for removable storage in the back of the console – specifically 1TB removable expansion cards.   

Xbox chief Phil Spencer has previously announced that the upcoming console will have 12 teraflop of GPU performance, which is two times more powerful than the latest Xbox One X and four times more powerful than the specs of the original Xbox One. 

Thanks to a new solid state hard drive, Microsoft says the Series X will also be able to pause and resume multiple games instantly. 

As was previously revealed, this means that players will also be able to instantly start playing their favorite games even after a system reboot.