Sony Teases "Cool Audio Work" For This Week's PS5 Showcase

Sony Teases "Cool Audio Work" For This Week's PS5 Showcase

We might get our first hint of Sony's next-gen audio.

The PlayStation 5 has a few big technical selling points, and we might hear a little bit of it this week. This Thursday is the big PS5 games showcase, and Sony says you should bring some headphones.

In the blog post today announcing the new date for Sony's PS5 event, after it was delayed last week, Sony highlighted the tech aspects of its upcoming stream. While it will stream in 1080p and 30 frames per second, in order to ease the burden of production for the broadcast, it also noted some audio effects would be utilized for the showcase.

"It's also best if you watch while wearing headphones, if you can—there's some cool audio work in the show, and it might be harder to appreciate if it's pumped through your phone or laptop speakers," the blog reads.

During Mark Cerny's technical presentation on the hardware inside the PlayStation 5 earlier this year, the new audio tech was a major portion. Cerny dove deep into the ways PS5 was changing audio, including some discussion of ear modelling, all to create new aural experiences.

Hearing some of that might emphasize what more PS5 is bringing to the next generation, beyond better graphics and its impressive solid state drive. Plus, if there's a horror game making an appearance, that would be a fantastic way to really sell how scary games could get with better audio. We'll see how developers utilize it this Thursday, when Sony shows off the games it has lined up for the PS5 launch this holiday season.

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