The next console generation speculation is heating up and one insider says PlayStation 5 may begin the next generation with the upper hand.
The mention that the PlayStation 5 will be more powerful than the next Xbox was released into the rumor wild by gaming personality and ex-IGN editor Colin Moriarty during his reoccurring gaming podcast, Sacred Symbols: A PlayStation Podcast. Watch the segment down below at 40:22.
Moriarty first called back to a rumor earlier last week from Game Informer’s executive editor, Andrew Reiner, in which Reiner commented on console rumors he had been hearing.
Rumors before the show say the PS5 is more powerful than Project Scarlett, but we’ll see.
— Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) June 9, 2019
Then, Moriarty corroborated Reiner’s comment, stating he had “been hearing stuff like this too.”
“[Reiner] had been hearing rumors—and I have been hearing stuff like this too, I really don’t know if it’s true—that the next PlayStation is definitively more powerful; that people that have access to both builds for making games are saying the PlayStation is more powerful.”
The important thing to note is Moriarty making it clear that he has not seen these specs with his own eyes, so, for now, take everything here with a few teraflops of salt. Additionally, even if the information stated in the video is correct, development builds are not the same as the final product, so a lot could change before release.
That said, videos of the PlayStation 5’s load times are no doubt impressive. Whether or not Microsoft can follow with similarly impressive tech will have to wait until later this year.