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Sony CEO reveals PlayStation 5 will be “100 times faster than PS4”

Published: 22/May/2020 7:42 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:46

by Brad Norton

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Sony’s CEO Kenichirō Yoshida revealed new PlayStation 5 details in a May 19 corporate meeting, highlighting processing speeds that are up to “100 times faster” than the current-gen hardware.

While gamers around the world hold their breath for an official release date, Sony continues to drip-feed new PS5 performance information. 

The upcoming console looks to raise the bar in terms of more than just graphical fidelity. Loading times look to become a thing of the past as Sony’s CEO has expanded on just how powerful their custom SSD truly is. 

Throughout the latest corporate strategy meeting, a wide assortment of long-term goals were mapped out. Chief among them were the ambitious ways in which Sony is looking to “revolutionize the game experience” with the PS5.

Resolution is one key area of improvement but so is “the speed of games.” What exactly does that mean? Through Sony’s brand new Solid State Drive, data can supposedly be processed roughly “100 times faster” than on the PS4.

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Next-gen loading screens could be over in a blink if they appear at all.

As a direct result of this leap, not only will loading screens be over in a blink, but large-scale games should feel more immersive than ever.

Wandering through a vast open-world in a next-gen Ubisoft or Rockstar title, for instance, could be seamless. Textures should load through the SSD in a split second without any hindrance to the experience.

“Players should be able to move through immense game worlds in almost an instant,” Yoshida explained.

He added visible loading screens could also be phased out entirely, similar to the likes of many first-party Sony titles like as 2018’s God of War. All processing could be handled in the background as new hardware keeps players steadily on their path.

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Sony’s new hardware appears to be a huge step up from the PS4.

Sony’s new DualSense controller was also a major talking point in the meeting. As was the “evolution of sound” through a custom 3D audio processing unit in the PS5.

Concrete details such as the price, release date, and launch lineup of the console, are yet to be locked in. However, anxious fans can expect a full unveiling in the coming months as the PS5 draws near.

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Simple Overwatch trick gives Sombra a huge advantage on Hollywood

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:35

by Lauren Bergin

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Hollywood is one of Overwatch’s most iconic maps, but it’s also one of its most challenging. Here’s a fun translocator trick for Sombra that’ll help you out on both attack and defence. 

Sombra has become one of Overwatch’s most notorious heroes both in terms of lore and as a playable character. The Mexican cyber queen is known for her flexibility: she works beautifully as a flanker, has enough raw power to dominate from the backline and can even become a support DPS.

One of the maps that sees the hacker played regularly is Hollywood, where often DPS players jump on Widowmaker or Hanzo to pop some heads. Sombra’s invisibility makes her perfect for dodging out of this full frontal sniper assault.

Another aspect of her kit that makes her the perfect Hollywood pick is her translocator, and one reddit user has a nifty trick to help you dodge attacks but still be impactful in fights.

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The Hollywood wild west set is one of the area’s most deadly to try and navigate.

Sombra translocator trick on Hollywood

Since the nerf to Sombra’s translocator which meant that it could no longer be placed on slanted surfaces, it’s been difficult to find an impactful spot to drop the tiny teleporter on Hollywood. The second area of the map — the Western themed set — is notorious for the slanted rooftops of the fake houses.

Reddit user TheOneLlama has come to the rescue though, and has given Sombra players a nice little translocator trick. If Sombra throws her translocator onto the Pioneer Hotel’s roof across from the walkway between the Bank and the Saloon, the device will land on the peak of the roof which is a flat surface.

From here, Sombra has a perfect eagle-eye view of the upcoming payload. This is perfect for defence because it means she’s there to pick off enemies, but also on attack so that she can disrupt the enemy backline.

nifty little translocate/invis spot I’d thought I should share from r/Overwatch

So, as if Hollywood’s back alleys and passageways weren’t good enough for Sombra, this little trick makes her even more dominant on one of her strongest maps. Try it out and see; you’ll be turning out the enemy’s lights in no time.