Sony has stated that its PlayStation 5 will feature an evolution in sound as the company seeks to ‘further improve on the wonderful experience available on PS4’ to make its next-generation console (PlayStation 5) an even better one.
In a presentation document spotted by eSports360s.com from Sony’s latest corporate strategy meeting, which outlines many of the company’s plans for the upcoming next-generation console, the company is keen on providing better sound as part of its immersion plans.
One slide of their presentation outlines how the PlayStation 5 will open up new sound possibilities thanks to the new processing unit it contains. “By installing a customized 3D audio processing unit in PS5, we have made it possible to deliver diverse and sophisticated 3D audio experiences,” the slide reads. “Players can experience sound that moves in from front to behind, above to below, and all around them.”
According to the report, combining these new sound possibilities with other features like the speed of an SSD and haptic feedback controllers, the PlayStation 5 will offer “experiences that were not possible before.”
The possibilities of what the PS5 could achieve were recently showcased by Unreal, which showed how games powered by Unreal Engine 5 might look on the system. The report also suggests that Sony will unveil some next-generation games soon.
The PlayStation 5 sound evolution
Below is an excerpt, from Sony’s corporate strategy meeting presentation, on how they will feature an evolution in sound in PlayStation 5.
The slide reads:
“Sound is also an important part of immersion. By installing a customized 3D audio processing unit in PS5 (PlayStation 5), we have made it possible to deliver diverse and sophisticated 3D audio experiences. Players can experience sound that moves from in front to behind, above to below and all around them.
“By combining speed, haptics and sound, we can further improve on the wonderful experience available on PS4, making the PS5 a truly next-generation console by providing game experiences that were not possible before.
” Games for the PS5 that deliver this new gaming experience are being made by both 1st and 3rd party developers, and we plan to introduce a compelling line up of titles soon”.
While we haven’t seen any PS5 games yet, we’re getting a better picture of what the console will be capable of. Here’s everything we know so far.
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