We all know the PlayStation 5 is definitely on the way and will likely land in the next couple of years, but official details on the product remain frustratingly thin on the ground.
Launch titles, specs, price, what the damn thing actually looks like; these are all things we’re desperate to know, but Sony is keeping the PS5 pretty close to its chest right now.
Fortunately, we might have just been afforded a massive sneak peek at Sony’s next console thanks to footage shared by the company at the Inter BEE conference in Tokyo.
During the conference Sony showed off their new Crystal LED Display System running Gran Turismo with 120 FPS and in glorious 8K. The video captured below doesn’t really do much to sell the majesty of that, but it’s still pretty impressive.
While this was really more of a showcase for the LED Display System itself, it does have some very interesting implications for what the PS5 could be, especially given the comments made by Gran Turismo creator and Polyphony Digital CEO, Kazunori Yamauchi.
Yamauchi reportedly told
It takes six months to create a single car. It’s over-specced for PS4 Pro. So we are building for future versions of the console rather than the one we see today. I think it would be no problem to run it at 8K even.
If Yamauchi’s comments really are referring to the PS5 (which seems the most likely explanation), then Sony’s next console could be an absolute beast, and much more powerful than anyone had expected.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.