Thanks to Apollo Helios over on NeoGaf details have emerged of the Wireless NIC that will be in the PlayStation 5. As the PlayStation 5 hardware passes various public-facing regulations more and more details will emerge. Like last week’s Korean rating classification of Demon’s Souls. Today we recieved new information on the PS5 wireless hardware. The news comes from the Peruvian wireless band classification. Details on the classification show that the Wi-Fi interface on the PS5 will support up to 802.11 ax. This Wi-Fi standard has also caught on commercially as “Wi-Fi 6.” Wi-Fi 6 is popular for being able to navigate crowded wireless channels and it’s ability to process Gigabit speeds.
Along with new Wi-Fi standards, the PS5’s wireless hardware will be embracing new Bluetooth standards. The PlayStation 5 certifications also include Bluetooth 5.1. Bluetooth technology has come a long way from the years leading up to the PlayStation 4’s development. We are going to see three entire generations of advancements in wireless technology. The 12 years between 2.1 and 5.1 have seen advancements in energy saving, response time, and now angle detection. This means the Dual Sense controller should perform dramatically better than the existing Dual Shock 4.
It will be interesting to see how Sony presents this information in the coming weeks (days?) leading up to pre-orders. With that said, I have to wonder if they will address the PlayStation Network performance. As well as, changes to the storefront leading up to launch. Sony is going to need to do something with their network once we are all able to take advantage of the new Wi-Fi speeds and Solid State Drive write times.