This isn't the first time that Sony has touted the PlayStation 5's supposedly incredible processing speed and it definitely won't be the last. In the company's latest corporate strategy document, the PS5 section has a whole page dedicated to the "evolution of 'speed' in the next-gen console".
As you'd expect, the console's custom SSD is the key factor here. The document reads: "In order to further enhance the sense of immersion in games, we expect to improve not just the resolution, but the speed of games."
It continues: "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." That's one juicy bullet point right there.
"Game load times should be much shorter, and players should be able to move through immense game worlds in almost an instant."
Of course, we've already heard most of this before, but it's clear that Sony is banking big on speed. At this point, we imagine that the topic will be at the centre of the system's rumoured reveal next month -- or whenever the hell it eventually ends up happening.
As far as we're concerned, though, it's all well and good reiterating that the PS5's a speed demon -- but we're desperate to see this thing in action. Patience is a virtue, etc.