The PlayStation 5's operating system sounds like it's really going to prioritize speed and efficiency above all else, putting that high-speed SSD to very good use in the process. That's a far cry from the PlayStation 4's current dashboard, which almost instantly slows to a crawl as soon as you boot up a particularly intensive game. That'll hopefully be an annoyance of the past, however, as Kotaku's Jason Schreier has shared one of Sony's pitches to developers as it attempts to turn playing a PS5 game into something "as easy as Netflix".
The news editor said: "I have heard some fascinating things about the PS5’s operating system like this - one of the pitches they’ve been making to developers is “playing a PS5 game should be as easy as Netflix.” They want to make players feel like they can load up the game immediately and know exactly how much time a given activity is going to take them." Schreier goes on to state that the Japanese giant wants people to feel more inclined to play games in short bursts rather than waiting until they have a handful of hours spare.
This is welcome news indeed which could suggest that Sony has its own take on the Xbox Series X's quick resume feature in the works to allow you to quickly switch between games. Alongside a new PS5 patent which suggests Trophies, in-game achievements, and unlockables could be displayed on the next-gen console's dashboard, it sounds like Sony is cramming as much information onto its new home screen as possible. It'll still ensure speed and reliability, however.
Do you hope the PS5 is quick when it comes to booting up games? Let us know in the comments below.
"play games in short bursts rather than waiting until they have a handful of hours spare"
Even if the memory/disk would not be a bottleneck anymore, we still would have to wait for all that stuff (achievements, trophies etc.) to load from the Internet. The connection to your ISP and further to Sony servers would still be the same as it is right now.
A very interesting sound bite. Seems in line with what we know about the PS5's speed and operating system. Really want to see it working!
I think its going to be really fast. Faster that 2Tflops running for their lives haha
A lot of people and sites try to downplay it.
On a side note 'Schreier goes on to state that the Japanese giant'.... damn...he says that too?
Just show me the progress on trophys(% or whats missing etc.) and I'm a happy trophy hunter =)
And fix the licence stuff please (claiming ps+ games when you have them allready downladed from ps-now etc.)
So basically like we could do back in the 80's and early 90's? The future's bright 😉
@Arugula There's no reason this can't be clean as well? They're proposing a system whereby you'll be able to circumvent many of the steps traditionally involved with launching games.
As long as that's presented in an organised fashion, then this can only be considered a good thing.
@Murray that should be baked into the game itself at this point. Lazy on those developers part if you ask me.
On topic, this sounds great. I like the ps4 dashboard, it's just slow at times a especially when playing division 2. Quality of life improvements, always welcomed.
Be great if every game had a playtime timer as standard, to keep track of the time played on each.
That and a selection of tiles to choose from for each game on the dashboard.
You hear me, Sony!?!
Will it be as easy as Netflix when I’m constantly told that 825gb ssd is full and I need to delete things?
I have 2tb in my PS4 at the moment and that’s bad enough.
That's great, I think the tv and receiver will be the bottleneck for quick gaming on ps5 though.
@Robinsad You can buy more storage easily since ps5 is using non proprietary nvme drive, it will be expensive though, I think 2tb will cost as much as the ps5 itself.
Please don't use that analogy. The "Netflix of gaming" is what turned me off Microsoft and their 'services'.
I just want to buy and keep games.
On "my" PS4 browsing the store is a nightmare. Game lists doesn't load, and when you enter a game details for purchasing or download it takes ages or it just won't work. That's not acceptable... I have 100mb of good fibre connection...
@wiiware at that kind of pricing it may as well be proprietary, next gen shouldn’t come with less storage than current gen. And I don’t think it will look good on shelves next to a 2tb Xbox to the mums out there buying a new console for their kids.
No way, man. Bring back games on cassette tapes with ten minute load times and using a pen when all the tape came unravelled. Kids these days, eh? Back in my day..
@Robinsad The difference is the competition in free market will lower the ps5 ssd price where as for xbox next, there will be no price competition since only microsoft (with seagate) can make that storage. Also xbox next has only 1tb storage, not 2tb.
As much as I love to get a PS5, I hope they'll somehow strengthen PS Now as well, Xbox Games Pass is also one of the reason why I might get it first then PS5.
As fast as Netflix? I use Netflix on my PS4 and it takes ages to load up. xD
Sounds like absolute heaven to me
I'm playing Soul Calibur VI at the moment and moving between different colour schemes for a character on the select screen takes about a second to load. Not a huge amount of time but it gives it a sluggish feeling. It's these little things I'm looking forward to seeing the last of.
@MattSilverado Only 100MBPS? In this day and age? Maybe you should upgrade to 1GBPS like most people
My cable company holds a monopoly on the area. The fastest I can get is 150 megs for 200 a month. Now they offer gig to high business areas 250 a month. I live in a rather large city where they are making bank I can tell you, city council was to vote this month on leaving more providers in the area. This is cable of course my experience with the others were less than satisfying.
Trivial as this SSD buzz may be as compared to portability (I'll always take waiting even fifty more seconds to play a level to waiting five more weeks/months to play the game), this part actually impacts the gameplay experience from the sound of it. Credit where it's due if they pull it all off.
@LieutenantFatman My favourite part was 20 minutes in to the load having to go to the toilet, then coming back to a loading error, and spending the next half hour rewinding and playing the tape to try and find the point where it went wrong.
I saw that New Xbox(whatever it's called) feature where you can jump from game to game easily but that is impossible if you buy your games on disc tho?!?! So it will be no use for me(I am guessing the PS5 will do it to) and loads of other gamers who buy disc games which is a shame really Unless you can install a game disc and play the game without the disc in afterwards(but that is what MS tried with the Xbox ONE and they wanted you to put the disc in every 24 hours or alway have a Internet connection(or something like that) and look how that went down)
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