Capcom and Bandai Namco Talk About PlayStation 5 SSD, 3D Audio and VR

In the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, Capcom’s Jun Takeuchi and Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada shared their ideas about Sony’s PlayStation 5. The two developers were asked about what they are expecting and hoping for the next-generation of consoles.

Jun Takeuchi, Head of Consumer Games Development Division at Capcom believes that Sony is aiming to improve user experience with PlayStation 5 by reducing loading times, improved performance and efficient use of memory.

Takeuchi, who worked on games like Resident Evil and Devil May Cry also believes that the next-generation console will improve the experience of action titles in general. Further, Takeuchi is very excited to see how the power of the new system will push VR technology forward. Takeuchi would “like to try to push the virtual reality features implemented in Resident Evil 7 one step further.” He “expects that the new hardware will enable more realistic experiences.”

On the other hand, Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada is focused on PlayStation 5 features like Raytracing and loading speed. Harada, known for Tekken games, “believes the new system will have an SSD, which will be also cost-efficient.” Furthermore, Harada believes that “use of Raytracing will help developers save a lot of time.” He also welcomes “the idea of 3D Audio” as it will allow for “a better gaming experience.”

That said, these developers are ready to experiment with next-gen consoles and take full advantage of its power. Capcom has already confirmed that its RE Engine is ready to run games on next-generation platforms like Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Scarlett.

As we reported before, Capcom’s RE engine was built in a way to be easily tweaked for next-generation consoles.

The games we developed using the RE Engine during this current hardware generation have received critical acclaim, and from the early stages of building this engine, we kept the ability to augment it for next-generation development in mind. As such, we view the RE Engine as one of our strengths that will contribute to next-generation game creation.

Further, Capcom revealed that they have multiple projects in development, suggesting that the developer is already working on titles for PlayStation 5. It’s also safe to say that Bandai Namco’s next Tekken game will arrive on next-generation consoles.

Unfortunately, we will not hear about these titles anytime soon, at least not until 2020. As for next-generation consoles, Microsoft is rumored to unveil its Next Xbox at E3 2019.

PlayStation 5 reveal on the other hand is expected to be at PSX 2019.