A new patent hints at a major PlayStation 5 upgrade

Some people tend to forget we are still early into this new console cycle. We haven’t come close to seeing the true power and capabilities of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. A new patent filed by Sony could give us a glimpse into what is coming down the road.

PlayStation 5 creator Mark Cerny filed the patent himself according to Twitter user Onion0048. The patent details tech in the system that will be used to implement a feature called “accelerated ray tracing”. You can check out the tweet below, along with pictures of the patent. 

It seems based on this that Sony is trying to figure out a way to implement ray-tracing better on the PlayStation 5 without hampering performance? Some games do have ray-tracing available on the system. Performance is usually hampered though to activate the feature. 

While it’s great to see the patent filed, that doesn’t mean the feature is for sure coming. Patents are filed commonly based on experimentation being done behind the scenes. So while it’s explicit Sony is trying to make the system better with ray-tracing, that doesn’t mean they’ll pull it off. Who knows? Maybe this experimentation will lead to a PS5 Pro down the line?

The PlayStation 5 is available now. If you can find it, of course. Let’s hope Sony makes more without issues in the next couple of months. That way, you don’t have to pay scalpers to have your chance to get one. Do you think ray-tracing is the next advancement for next-gen consoles? Let us know in the comments!

Via Comicbook

Alex Lehew

28-year-old gamer, writer, content creator, weeb, and Sega fan! I'm old enough to remember when you played Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on a CRT, or how weird Revelations: Persona is. Constantly begging Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3.
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