It is crazy just how fast time has flown since the beginning of this current console generation, but in those seven years, technology has made exponential progress. So much so, in fact, that the upcoming PlayStation 5 will feature an SSD that is one hundred times faster than the PlayStation 4’s. In an official Sony document, they outline quite a few features coming to the PS5, but the one hundred times faster speed is probably the most exciting quality of life improvement we have seen thus far. If GTA V gets re-released, again, just imagine how fast we could finally get into Los Santos.
In the official document, Sony stated,
In order to further enhance the sense of immersion in games, we expect to improve not just the resolution, but the speed of games. For example, through a custom‐designed high‐speed SSD, we plan to realize game data processing speeds that are approximately 100 times faster than PS4.
The PlayStation 5 is shaping up to be a truly revolutionary device that is going to change the way games are built for quite some time with their impressive new M.2 solid-state architecture. It is set to be so revolutionary that the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, is quoted stating the PS5 is “[G]oing to help drive future PCs“. The PlayStation 5 is still on track to release later this year, although there has been no official release date announced.