If you were disappointed by the PS5’s recent reveal event, Ready at Dawn’s Andrea Pessino expects you to quickly change your mind once you see more of what the console has in store.
Sony formally lifted the veil on the specs of the PS5 yesterday in a live stream hosted by the console’s lead architect, Mark Cerny. Over the course of the hour-long presentation, not only did we get a broad, and highly detailed description of what the platform will be able to do, but we also learned just what Sony has in store when it comes to other features such as backward compatibility.
The only problem is that many looking forward to the upcoming release of the PS5 were seemingly disappointed with the event. Considering this was Sony’s first public forum in which it explicitly talked about the PS5, some seemed to be expecting more than what Cerny gave us with his dry, albeit very informative, breakdown of the next-gen console. Now, one developer that has previously been associated with the PlayStation ecosystem has spoken up and said that fans “will feel silly” for being so initially disappointed by this event.
In a new message on Twitter, Ready at Dawn’s CTO Andrea Pessino, who previously worked on the PS4-exclusive The Order: 1886, said that come one year after the release of the PS5, gamers will more aptly appreciate the platform. In their statement on Twitter, they claimed that in time, many will come to “fully appreciate that the PlayStation 5 is one of the most revolutionary, inspired home consoles ever designed” and that they’ll ” feel silly for having spent energy arguing about ‘teraflops’ and other similarly misunderstood specs.”
Dollar bet: within a year from its launch gamers will fully appreciate that the PlayStation 5 is one of the most revolutionary, inspired home consoles ever designed, and will feel silly for having spent energy arguing about “teraflops” and other similarly misunderstood specs. 😘
— Andrea Pessino (@AndreaPessino) March 19, 2020
It’s definitely a strong statement from Pessino, but it is also one we’ve heard previously from other developers in the industry. Earlier this week, id Software’s Billy Khan, who is the studio’s Lead Engine Programmer, referred to the platform as simply being “awesome.” Cerny himself also explained yesterday that many of the features that have been implemented in the PS5 have been done with developers specifically in mind.
While consumers might be left wanting to see more of the PS5 itself and the games that it will play right now, the fact that many devs are speaking so highly of the console this early seems to indicate that it has a lot of promise. Plus, if developers sound this excited about the PS5, that means that the kinds of games that will be able to be developed for the system must be even greater than we can currently imagine. Even with a showing that many may have considered as “weak” yesterday, it still seems like we should be more than stoked for the upcoming Sony platform.
The PlayStation 5 is set to release at an undetermined date later this year. We’ll likely start to see more of the hardware itself and the launch lineup that it will boast more in the coming months.