Sony is working on a new data compression technology, tentatively called "Kraken," that can reduce the size of game files by 60 percent.
Sony is developing new data compression technology that can reduce the size of game files by 60%
Sony PlayStation 5 Chief Architect Mark Saini talked about the technology known as "Kraken" during the 2020 "Lead to PS5" event, which he described as an effective way to reduce game file sizes.
Sony has also been spotted using some of the technology, such as the popular survival game Deepsea Trek, which takes up 14GB of storage on the PlayStation 4 and just 5GB on the PlayStation 5. Then there's Controls: Ultimate Edition, which takes up 42.5GB on the Xbox Series X and only 25.79GB on the PlayStation 5.
Sony's PlayStation 5 only offers 825GB of storage space, but the operating system takes up 158GB of storage space, which leaves 667GB of storage space for players to store their games. However, Sony has already pushed an update for the PlayStation 5 that will expand game storage with an external USB hard drive. It has also announced that SSD will be available in the M.2 slot in the future. If Sony pushes the compression technology further, players will be able to install more big games on the PlayStation 5.