PS5 will be 'revolutionary,' says game studio head

The PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. (Image credit: Mike Andronico/Tom's Guide)

The PS5 will be a revolutionary console despite any problems people may see in its specs. So says one optimistic developer, whose opinion was apparently quite controversial to parts of Twitter's gaming community.

Andrea Pessino, co-founder of game developers Ready At Dawn, called the PS5's abilities "revolutionary" in a tweet yesterday (March 19, via PushSquare).

Pessino, who worked on the Warcraft and Diablo franchises while he was at Blizzard Entertainment, elaborated on his claim after Xbox Series X supporters, and PlayStation fans unimpressed with the PS5's disclosed specs, blasted his assertion.

Pessino said that "a console is more than a sum of specs", and that the other improvements made to the PS5 to outshine the PS4 will help developers realize their visions more easily, concluding that "focusing on metrics is missing the big picture".

The Xbox Series X has 12 teraflops of GPU power compared to the PS5's 10.3. But the recent "Road to PS5" talk given by head PS5 architect Mark Cerny earlier this week revealed many beneficial improvements to SSD storage and the audio system, as well as Xbox-equaling functionality such as ray tracing.

We're still expecting both consoles to be released in time for the 2020 holiday season, although the coronavirus outbreak could change that schedule. 

Only after both consoles are in wide use can we see if Pessino's prediction was correct, or if the allegedly "common sense" assertion that "more teraflops = good" is true after all.

Richard Priday
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Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.