Next-Gen PlayStation Will Still Accept Physical Media; Won’t Be A Download-Only Machine

PlayStation Physical Media (Discs)

The next-gen PlayStation, i.e., the upcoming PlayStation will continue supporting physical media(most likely discs), confirmed lead system architect Mark Cerny.

The architect confirmed this piece of information to Wired for their exclusive report on the next-gen PlayStation console. It won’t be a download-only machine at any cost. Being based on the PlayStation 4’s architecture, it will support physical media, most likely discs until something new comes up, along with backward compatibility.

Another worry that many PlayStation 4 owners tend to carry is the life span of its games. Many planning to buy the PS4 decided to pause, questioning the number of future releases on the current-gen console. Through the report, writer Peter Rubin assured that games for the PS4 will continue to be released even later. He wrote: “As in many other generational transitions, this will be a gentle one, with numerous new games being released for both PS4 and the next-gen console.” And we won’t be surprised if Marvel’s Spider-Man and Death Stranding are amongst the first games to come out for the new console. However, the next-gen console will be completely backwards compatible with the PS4. So, the decision is yours.

Cerny also discussed the console’s new and powerful CPU, its GPU, ray tracing support, 3D audio, hinted at a next-gen PSVR, SSD implementation and how it affects the gaming experience, 8K resolution support and cloud gaming.

Rubin’s ending paragraph(in context to Sony’s plans for cloud gaming): “For now, there’s the living room. It’s where the PlayStation has sat through four generations—and will continue to sit at least one generation more.” Alluring.

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