Sony Patents Significant Graphics Upgrade for the PlayStation 5

Is a PS5 Pro on the way?

Gaming
15,896 Hypes 4 Comments

Sony has now seemingly patented new graphics technology for its PlayStation 5, suggesting that an upgraded console could be on its way.

According to new reports, the gaming giant’s PlayStation 5 architect Mark Cerny has registered a new patent that details a system for “accelerated ray tracing with asynchronous operation and ray transformation.” The filing was first spotted by Twitter user Onion00048 and while the diagrams don’t really capture how much more enhanced the console’s graphics capabilities will be, it’s expected to be a significant upgrade for games offering ray tracing, which often requires a drop in either framerate, resolution or both.

Of course, it’s also important to note that many tech companies often file a whole range of patents revolving around new features, and often they never come to fruition or become sufficiently developed to reach the commercial market, so it’s best to wait and see what Sony officially announces in the near future.

Elsewhere in gaming, Elden Ring developer FromSoftware says making difficult games is part of the studio’s ”identity.”

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Sony's PlayStation 5 Will Finally Support Variable Refresh Rates
Gaming

Sony's PlayStation 5 Will Finally Support Variable Refresh Rates

But it’ll only apply to a few titles at first.

Sony Is Testing a Voice Command Feature for the PlayStation 5
Gaming

Sony Is Testing a Voice Command Feature for the PlayStation 5

Users can address the console by saying “Hey PlayStation.”

Sony Expects to Increase PlayStation 5 Shipments By More Than 50%
Gaming

Sony Expects to Increase PlayStation 5 Shipments By More Than 50%

Gamers might finally be able to get hold of one at retail price.


Closer Looks: Sony PlayStation 5 Console Covers
Gaming

Closer Looks: Sony PlayStation 5 Console Covers

Coming in “Midnight Black,” “Cosmic Red,” “Nova Pink,” “Starlight Blue” and “Galactic Purple.”

Steven Spielberg Is Bringing Back Steve McQueen's Character Frank Bullitt
Entertainment

Steven Spielberg Is Bringing Back Steve McQueen's Character Frank Bullitt

Developing an original film around the San Francisco cop.

STREIM Introduces Its Debut Footwear Collection
Footwear

STREIM Introduces Its Debut Footwear Collection

Crafted in the same main factory as Prada and Golden Goose.

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High Spring/Summer 2022 Collaboration
Footwear

Supreme x Nike SB Dunk High Spring/Summer 2022 Collaboration

After being rumored for months.

Byredo Crafts a "Wearable Blanket" With Reborn in Color
Fashion

Byredo Crafts a "Wearable Blanket" With Reborn in Color

The “Washed-Out Black” and “Bubblegum Pink” jackets are made from 100% recycled down blankets.

Everything Dropping at Palace This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at Palace This Week

Featuring a Tri-Ferg marked soft shell jacket.


Ferrari Weaves Its Technical Know-How Into FW22 Runway Collection
Fashion

Ferrari Weaves Its Technical Know-How Into FW22 Runway Collection

The second installment from Rocco Iannone came in strong for Milan Fashion Week.

Shank Mods Builds the Ultimate Sleeper Gaming PC With the 1999 Hot Wheels Case
Tech

Shank Mods Builds the Ultimate Sleeper Gaming PC With the 1999 Hot Wheels Case

The Barbie PC also makes an appearance.

Jamie Foxx Teases "The Next Step" With Kanye West on Instagram Live
Music

Jamie Foxx Teases "The Next Step" With Kanye West on Instagram Live

“We cooking,” the pair confirmed.

Marni FW22 "VOL.2" Explores the Art of Imperfection
Fashion

Marni FW22 "VOL.2" Explores the Art of Imperfection

Distressing and repair take center stage.

LeBron James Wants the Los Angeles Lakers To Be the Final Franchise He Plays For
Sports

LeBron James Wants the Los Angeles Lakers To Be the Final Franchise He Plays For

Adding to the Lakers legacy.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.