Sony Promises PlayStation 5 Will Save More Energy

Posted: Sep 23 2019, 6:55am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Sony promises PlayStation 5 will save more energy

The gaming giant is pledging to support the UN's new climate movement.

Sony has hinted that the next PlayStation will not waste as much energy as its predecessor, the PlayStation 4, as part of the company's commitment to saving the planet.

The Japanese consumer electronics giant is joining the United Nations' new campaign, called the "Playing for the Planet" alliance, which will be participated in by other stakeholders in the gaming world.

Although Sony did not name the next PS4, many experts and gaming enthusiasts have suggested that it could be the PlayStation 5.

Sony said the next generation PlayStation console will use energy-saving technologies to allow users to suspend gameplay with much lower power consumption versus the PlayStation 4. The company estimates that if at least one million users enable this feature, an average electricity use of 1,000 U.S. homes. will be saved.

To date, Sony said it has reduced its carbon emissions by almost 16 million metric tons. It aims to significantly cut it further to 29 million metric tons over a 10-year period.

"At PlayStation, we believe games have the power to ignite social change through educating people, evoking emotions, and inspiring hope. We could not be more proud to be part of the Playing for the Planet Alliance and the commitments announced," Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a statement.

Ryan is set to meet with gaming industry leaders at the UN Climate Summit for the "Playing for the Planet" alliance.

Sony has yet to reveal new details about the PlayStation 5, but back in May during a company presentation, Sony hinted that the next-generation console will have an all new CPU and GPU, an SSD, backwards compatibility, ray tracing, 8K support, disc support, 3D audio and more.

In April, Engadget reported that the PS5 is expected to be launched by April 2020.

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