Sony, Microsoft Are Focused On The Right Things For The PS5, New Xbox

Jun 4, 2019
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While the PS5 and the next Xbox console have yet to be revealed to the public, several developers are already working on games coming to both consoles. Among them is Bethesda, and the publisher’s boss recently talked about them in a fresh interview.

Speaking with IGN, Todd Howard stated that Sony and Microsoft are focusing on the right things for the PS5 and next Xbox, and they won’t screw things up at the starting line.

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One of the big benefits of my position is I get to see stuff really early. I was one of the first people ever to see the Switch; that was one of the best hardware demos I have ever seen. The things Sony and Microsoft are doing are, in my mind–no one is screwing up at the starting line which some people have done before.

Everybody is focused on the right things, and in particular, it helps the kind of games that we make tremendously.Everybody has learned their lessons in some good ways and some hard ways. And they are very very thoughtful about their audience and the developers. My view of it is it’s going to be awesome across the board. Not just the systems but the business models.

The next Xbox is quite likely going to be revealed this Sunday during Microsoft E3 Keynote, but it’s not yet clear when Sony will reveal the PS5, as the Japanese company is skipping E3 this year. The console’s specs have yet to be revealed, but we know that its GPU will support ray tracing.

The CPU is based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line and contains eight cores of the company’s new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The GPU, a custom variant of Radeon’s Navi family, will support ray tracing, a technique that models the travel of light to simulate complex interactions in 3D environments.

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