KEY POINTS

  • Titled “Breathtaking Immersion,” a new trailer highlights the PS5’s graphical capabilities, fast loading times enabled by its SSD, the DualSense controller, and 3D audio
  • An accompanying blog post was released with developers sharing how their PS5 games will be making use of the console’s high-speed SSD and 3D AudioTech engine

A new PlayStation 5 trailer has been released by Sony Interactive Entertainment focusing on four aspects of the upcoming next-gen console.

Titled “Breathtaking Immersion,” the trailer highlights the PS5’s graphical capabilities, fast loading times enabled by its SSD, the DualSense controller, and 3D audio, notes Video Games Chronicle.

An accompanying blog post was released with the trailer and several developers shared how their PlayStation 5 games will be making use of the PS5’s high speed SSD and 3D AudioTech engine.

“’Hitman 3’ pushes you to explore and experiment in huge sandbox locations – and being able to save/load frequently is key to that,” said game director Mattias Engström. “The blitz-fast load times we are seeing on the PS5 console encourages [player] experimentation more than ever.”

“As developers [of ‘Demon’s Souls’], we are already changing the way we think about the SSD. We see it not just as storage but also memory, utilizing the speed of the SSD to load data at blistering speeds, bringing you straight back into the action to avenge your many deaths,” said SIE Japan Studio creative director Gavin Moore.

Meanwhile, ‘Resident Evil Village’ executive producer Jun Takeuchi said, “It’s almost as if 3D Audiotech was made specifically with horror games in mind. It used to be that in order to get that spatial audio, players would have to invest a lot of their own time and money. Now, just putting on a headset, they can get a full 3D audio experience.”

For his part, Mathijs de Jonge, creative director of Guerilla Games said that “Horizon Forbidden West” will use the PlayStation 5’s 3D audio engine to play sounds, “in such a way that players will be able to locate the machines around them with greater ease, which is great for situations in which you find yourself surrounded or just want to sneak on machines.”

Scheduled for a holiday 2020 release, the PlayStation 5 has slowly been announcing both first-party and third-party titles that will be played on the system. Prior to this trailer, the most recent advertisement for the PS5 shown in August focused on the quirks of the DualSense controller.

PlayStation 5 console Sony released this picture on June 11 of its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, without revealing pricing or a launch date. Photo: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.