Jim Ryan has been a busy man! Earlier this week SIE President Jim Ryan introduced the gaming world to the PS5 logo which went on to become the most ‘liked’ image in Instagram gaming history according to unofficial analytics.
Now Jim is back to tease us all with more PlayStation 5 news thanks to an interview with Business Insider Japan. He offers a tantalizing tease, telling us that the biggest differences between the PS4 and PS5 have yet to be announced.
Here’s the more interesting bits of information as translated by Gematsu:
On the Similarities Between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 Logos
Jim Ryan: It is important to give off a sense of consistency for products within the PlayStation brand. It is a must for anyone who sees [the logo] to immediately and positively think, ‘That’s PlayStation.’
“There are over 100 million PlayStation 4 owners—there is a community there. We have an obligation to keep them happy, interested, and absorbed [in PlayStation].”
On the Migration from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5
Jim Ryan: “During the migration from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, there will still be a great deal of PlayStation 4 users. That is very important and we have an obligation to those users. In the same way, we need to work out new appeals for PlayStation 5. This year will be a tough, but special year for us compared to previous console releases.”
On the Unique Appeals of PlayStation 5
Jim Ryan: “Each time a new console is released, the processor and graphics improve. Those are enticing of course, but we need to have special appeals as well. We have already confirmed the use of an solid-state drive. Having load times that are next to nothing is a major change.
“3D audio and the haptic feedback support of the controller are also things that, when you try them, you will be surprised at how big a change they are. Even just playing the racing game Gran Turismo Sport with a PlayStation 5 controller is a completely different experience. While it runs well with the previous controller, there is no going back after you experience the detailed road surface via haptic control and play using the adaptive triggers.
“But you know. There are still more unique elements for PlayStation 5 to come that separate it from previous consoles. The ‘bigger differences’ have yet to be announced.
With rumors of a built-in microphone in the DualShock 5 that will allow you to access the ‘PlayStation Assistant’ AI to help you with your game to a rumored LCD screen replacing the touchpad of the DS5, there is plenty of information and ‘differences’ we will learn in the upcoming months ahead.
The PlayStation 5 arrives this Holiday 2020.