PlayStation 5 news: Better hair thanks to higher teraflops and a PS5 concept design that resembles a potty
While we still wait for Sony to offer either a PS5 reveal date or an official teraflop amount, IGN has been talking to game developers about what these teraflops will offer those creating games for the next-gen consoles. With the Xbox Series X already confirmed with 12 TFLOPS of GPU power, it’s likely a PS5 (especially a PS5 Pro model) will wield a figure in a similar region. So with all these teraflops available, what can gamers expect to enjoy?
Well, better hair on game characters is one detail that PS5 and XSX owners can expect to enjoy. Bruce Straley, who was a creative director at the makers of The Last of Us (Naughty Dog), talked about how hair was especially difficult for the designers due to GPU restrictions, but with more powerful graphics processors good hair should be easier to produce. This includes how the hair reacts with the environment in terms of wind and water. It may seem like a trivial point, but it can be off-putting to some gamers when they have a game character that looks incredibly realistic apart from a thick clump of hair (or fur) that doesn’t seem natural.
Freelance designers have been busy putting out their takes on the upcoming PS5 console, with a couple of recent efforts contrasting dramatically from each other. While Concept Creator came up with a straight-edged modernist device, there was also a more spherical effort that looked like it had just come out of a Star Wars animation. More recently, an artist called Paul Robinson has had a go at coming up with a unique-looking PlayStation 5 that retains the V-shape form that many are expecting. However, it also resembles a potty.
Robinson has chosen a cube form with the “V” cut out from the front. The “PS5” logo is at the base of the V shape and the disc drive is beneath that. Function buttons rest on the top of this PS5 concept device, and there appears to be a removable back cover for the connectivity options. It has a very compact build, with this particular design seemingly just over twice the size of a DualShock 5 controller. It certainly has a quirky look to it, but it doesn’t seem likely that fans will go potty over a PS5 potty.