The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki has posted a video on Twitter that shows a performance comparison between the PlayStation 4 Pro and Sony’s next-generation console.
The demo appears to be the one shown last month to Wired and compares the loading times of Marvel’s Spider-Man running on Sony’s current-gen console and its next-gen offering. As you can see in the video below, the PlayStation 4 Pro loads the game in just over eight seconds, while the next-gen hardware cuts this time down to less than one second.
The video also shows the improvements made to level streaming. As the camera quickly moves through the streets of New York on the PlayStation 4 Pro we see buildings and textures popping in as the game freezes. While the next-gen console seamlessly loads everything in at much faster speeds.
Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019
As previously revealed during last month’s Wired exclusive, the next-gen console will come loaded with an SSD, a CPU based on the third generation of Ryzen chips, and a GPU that supports Ray Tracing and up to 8K. The upcoming console will also be backward compatible with the PlayStation 4.
As for when Sony’s next console will release. In its recent end of year financial results, the company stated that it will not launch the console before April 2020.