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News hardware & software 09 January 2020, 13:55

author: Konrad Serafinski

CEO of SIE: PS5 Has „Unique Unannounced Features”

Sony Interactive Entertainment's (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan was interviewed by the Japanese website Business Insider, where he pointed out that the PS5 will have unique features we do not yet know about. He also commented on the logo and the process of „switching” to next-gen.

Sony has an ace up its sleeve. When will the company play it?

Japanese website Business Insider published an interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment's CEO, Jim Ryan. The interview (translated by Gematsu) includes the PlayStation 5 logo, the differences between the PS4 and PS5 launch on the Japanese market and new features of the future Sony console. And the latter seems to be the most interesting topic, as Jim Ryan claims that the PS5 will offer more than just an improved look and performance in games, and the most important unique features of the console have yet to be revealed:

“Each time a new console is released, the processor and graphics improve. Those are enticing of course, but we need to have special appeals as well. We have already confirmed the use of an solid-state drive. Having load times that are next to nothing is a major change. 3D audio and the haptic feedback support of the controller are also things that, when you try them, you will be surprised at how big a change they are. [...] But you know. There are still more unique elements for PlayStation 5 to come that separate it from previous consoles. The ‘bigger differences’ have yet to be announced.”

As you can see, it seems (as long as it's not just a marketing trick) that Sony is preparing an announcement of something "extra". Let's hope that the company will not repeat the mistakes from the launch of current gen, about which Ryan spoke:

“I cannot comment on the timing of release or launch markets [of PS5 - editorial note]. However, the three-month delay for the release of PlayStation 4 in Japan was a decision that I was deeply involved in. There was reasonable ground for that decision, but these days I do not think that was a good idea."

As we're on the subject of differences and similarities between PlayStations 4 and 5, there could be no shortage of questions about the logo. Let's recall that there are a lot of memes on the web about the logo and the alleged process of its creation. Fans have not left out the fact that the logo of PS5 is no different from that of PS3 and PS4, except for the number. The decision is defended by Jim Ryan, who believes that the brand should be consistent out of respect for users:

“It is important to give off a sense of consistency for products within the PlayStation brand. It is a must for anyone who sees [the logo - editorial note] to immediately and positively think, ‘That’s PlayStation.’ There are over 100 million PlayStation 4 owners—there is a community there. We have an obligation to keep them happy, interested, and absorbed.”

The boss of SIE also mentions that the company is trusted by the fans and will take care of new features for them when switching from PS4 to PS5. Seems like, there's nothing else left to do but wait for Sony to do its job. If the Japanese actually have an ace up their sleeve, it will soon be time to use it, because the competition is not idle either.

  1. PlayStation - official website