PS5 Is A 'Masterpiece Of Systems Design,' Says Epic Games

PS5 Is A 'Masterpiece Of Systems Design,' Says Epic Games - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 1,605 Views

Epic Games VP of Engineering Nick Penwarden in an interview with PlayStation Official Magazine says Sony upcoming next generation console, the PlayStation 5, is not only a huge jump in terms of computing and graphics performance, but is also a revolution when you look at the storage.

"The PlayStation 5 is a masterpiece of systems design. Not only is it driving a huge leap in computing and graphics performance, but it is also revolutionary in terms of storage and data compression technology, unlocking new kinds of games and experiences for players to enjoy," said Penwarden.

PS5 Is A 'Masterpiece Of Systems Design,' Says Epic Games VP of Engineering

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has previously praised the work Sony has done with the PS5. Epic Games and Sony began talking about the next generation three or four games.

"Sony really did a fantastic job of implementing a new platform around that realization that storage could be revolutionised," he said at the time. "PS5 is built not only on a huge body of flash memory, but also a very high bandwidth and low latency framework for accessing it, and for getting it to wherever you need for any type of work."

The PlayStation 5 will launch in Holiday 2020.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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21 Comments

Blood_Tears (5 days ago)

Positive Sony article about PS5 = Same usual members coming in to stomp their feet and whine about it and then bring Xbox into it. How dare anybody praise Sony? How much did Sony pay them? Blah blah blah. As if MS has never made partnerships for PR before. The article has nothing to do with MS or its July event so bring it up. So many hypocrites these days that are scared of Sony taking media attention away from Xbox.


padib (5 days ago)

We will see. Xbox will be showing their games in July, so we will see how some of the first games compare, and thus the impact of the SSD in actual games. In theory we know that it has a big impact on texture quality and load times, but how will the framerate and graphical effects be handled in contrast with the Series X will be important to judge the value of this particular SSD I/O spec.


mjk45 (5 days ago)

I can tell you now both will have beautiful games and we will be arguing about minutiae ,we will need frame by frame blown up shots and even then we will need a pointer to show the difference and even then it will be hard to tell if it's hardware or software related.


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EricHiggin (5 days ago)

Maybe Epic strongly suggested that SNY emphasize SSD performance in the PS5 design and got what they wanted?


mjk45 (5 days ago)

hit the nail on the head ,Tim Sweeney said they had talked with Sony over a number of years about increased storage/IO and it was this engagement and them being impressed with how the IO was such a great fit with Epics new tech that they decided it was the ideal platform to showcase it


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EricHiggin (5 days ago)

It's almost like if you give people what they ask for, you get rewarded for it in some manner in return.


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DonFerrari (5 days ago)

Sony even gone overboard on pleasing them.


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EricHiggin (5 days ago)

Hopefully Epic also suggested it cost $500 max.


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V-r0cK (5 days ago)

1) Sony and Epic have some sort of deal/partnership we arent aware of, 2) ....or maybe Sony's new SSD literally blew them away and they are just that stunned by how amazing it is that they seriously cant stop talking about it. I'd like to hope it's the latter lol


Socke (5 days ago)

It's a partnership. It is also no secret and it has been mentioned even here.


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V-r0cK (5 days ago)

Well I know they have a partnership but maybe its a lot deeper than we know about. Epic right now just sounds like a really big fan of the PS5 is all lol


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Jranation (5 days ago)

Maybe they should have made HZD an Epic games exclusive on PC


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DonFerrari (5 days ago)

We know it. Waiting for the games that will make us go crazy.


shikamaru317 (5 days ago)

I feel like I have seen this headline like 5 times already. How much did Sony pay Epic to be a PR mouthpiece for PS5? They barely mention Xbox Series X at all, even though the 2 consoles are like 85% similar, with the main differentiating factors being the more powerful chipset on XSX, the faster SSD on PS5, and the different development tools and API approaches each will utilize.


TheLegendaryBigBoss (5 days ago)

Different companies and people are praising both consoles. I presume this impression exists due to PS5 gameplay actually being showed, giving a look at the power of PS5, unlike the XSX event last month which was trailers. This viewpoint may change once Microsoft shows the games on XSX in the July event.


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Chazore (5 days ago)

Yeah, different companies are, but one of them just so happens to be the owner of a wisely used and very popular engine, as well as a very popular MP game. I don't see other companies fitting that bill, that are giving XSX the same amount of praise or fine tuning their own engines, ultra specifically for the XSX either, which is why I can see where ppl are coming from, in regards to pointing out some sort of deal being made between EG and Sony.


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DonFerrari (5 days ago)

Upset that they prefer to praise Sony even if MS uses their engine more?


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mjk45 (5 days ago)

Tim said they had talks with Sony over a number of years about increased IO and the end result was the best match for displaying their UE5 tech that benefits from strong IO.


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KratosLives (5 days ago)

They will both be exactly the same, the ssd will make up for the lack of compute units and so on. i just hope we get games of epic scale than can match shadow of the colossus


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KratosLives (5 days ago)

is this like when gabe/tod howard was up xbox's ass years ago?


Ayla (5 days ago)

lol..ok