PS5 Pro gaming console could launch as early as 2024: Reports

Sony’s next gaming console, the PS5 Pro, is already in the works and could launch soon, according to reports.

| Updated on: Mar 17 2023, 17:25 IST
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1/5 God of War Ragnarok - The highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s game, God of War Ragnarok continues the Norse saga as you follow Kratos and Atreus to the Nine Realms in search for answers while Asgardian forces hunt them down. Available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4. (PlayStation)
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2/5 Stray - Popularly known as the ‘cat game’, Stray is a third-person cat adventure game set in the detailed but decaying cybercity where you play as a cat trying to unravel a mystery as you try to escape the city. Available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows. (PlayStation)
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3/5 Elden Ring - Elden Ring is the latest action-RPG by FromSoftware. Make your way across the lands ruled by Queen Marika as you fight through the world of monsters in a bid to collect all the Great Runes and become Elden Lord. Available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.  (PlayStation)
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4/5 Horizon Forbidden West - Aloy is back to solve the mystery that has plagued the world. In Horizon Forbidden West, the land is dying so Aloy heads to the forbidden land of the west. Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you make your way across the post-apocalyptic world. Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5. (PlayStation)
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5/5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II – The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is being considered one of the best launches in the history of Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward’s FPS saga. It only borrows the name from the 2009 game, and features an all-new storyline with familiar faces of the Task Force 141 returning. Available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows. (Activision Blizzard)
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PS5 Pro could be a mid-generation upgrade over the PS5. (Sony)

It seems like Sony launched the PS5 gaming console just yesterday, although it has been out for over two years now! Since its launch in November 2020, Sony's latest console has been in very high demand, so much so that stocks run out the minute they are released. However, the situation has now improved, with Sony claiming that the PS5 shortage is over. With next-gen features and powerful specs, the PS5, alongside the Xbox Series X, is the best console to buy. However, the PS5 could soon be eclipsed as Sony is planning to launch another console – the PS5 Pro.

PS5 Pro: Rumoured Launch Date

Sony is planning to introduce a more powerful version of the PS5 just like it introduced the PS4 Pro mid-generation in 2016. It offered improved performance and graphics over the base PS4 which launched in 2013. There were whispers about various aspects of the PS5 Pro in 2022 but things had gone quiet. But a recent report has revealed that it could launch soon.

According to a report by Insider Gaming, PS5 Pro is already in the works and Sony is targeting a 2024 launch window for the gaming console.

PS5 Pro: Rumoured Features

The Insider Gaming report further states that Playstation's lead system architect Mark Cerny is heavily involved in the development of the PS5 Pro which would focus on ray-tracing technology. Though ray tracing is available on the PS5, it requires users to choose between performance or graphics in several games.

RedGamingTech reported last year that the PS5 Pro could double down on the performance of the PS5 and could have an even bigger performance gap when ray tracing is used. Sony could also be looking to offer image quality improvements, similar to what Nvidia's DLSS technology offers.

Moreover, Sony could design the PS5 Pro with better compatibility and experience with the PSVR2, which launched last month.

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First Published Date: 17 Mar, 16:16 IST