The PlayStation has always offered additional features to the Audio Visual world than just video games. One thing we do know for sure is that the PS5 will be a more environmentally-friendly games console than the PS4.
The Head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, revealed a feature called “suspended gameplay” which gets through less power than the current console. Both the upcoming and the previous versions, PS4 and PS4 Pro are already HDR-enabled, supporting the HDR10 format, and there’s no reason to believe that this would be any different for the PS5. Will we see a more advanced version of HDR, such as HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
While there are plenty of ways through which PlayStation 5 can be improved over the PlayStation 4, there is one area that the console has lagged behind its competition.
When trying to update a game on the PS4, the experience is anything but simple and frequently it’s frustrating and time-consuming.
Right now, updating a game on the PS4 doesn’t make sense. First, console downloads the file, which can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the update. After that, the update file should install, and everything should be good to go. But instead, a whole new process begins copying.
Copying on the PS4 usually takes infinitely more prolonged than the download and can be extremely slow. Sony has never explained what the copying process does or why it takes so long, which only makes things more confusing for PS4 owners. Even someone with reasonably fast Internet speeds which can download and install a PC game in minutes has to wait through the copying process.
What should only take a few minutes, and does on other platforms has become one of the significant deficiencies when it comes to the PlayStation 4. Hopefully, Sony has better plans for the update process when it comes to PS5 games.