With PlayStation 5 under development, we couldn’t imagine another thing that would outshine the so-expected console. Rumors about a PlayStation 5 Pro console, however, succeeded in creating quite a stir among fans.
According to some sources, both consoles will bring almost similar features, from the processor, storage, to graphics, the consoles will hit hard the market and players’ game world. There would be, of course, some unique specs, developed to attract fans. Microsoft’s recent reports detailed that it does exist the possibility of two Xbox Scarlett versions next year, including a more affordable variant.
Sony isn’t supposed to do the same, but the developers are supposedly preparing a PS5 Pro launch already.
The PS5 Pro was discussed back in September when Japanese journalist Zenji Nishikawa assumed that a Pro version would be announced at the same time as the PS5, said Dutch-blog LetGoDigital. There’s no proof, however, that a Pro version could be released as soon as next year.
Rumors on PlayStation 5 Pro came out
Sony’s Executive Vice President of Hardware Engineering and Operation, Masayasu Ito, on the other hand, discussed the PS5 Pro in an interview with Game Informer. He hinted that a PS Pro is somehow inevitable.
Such a fact happens only for a reason. Sony is looking to maintain the hardware development expectations up between major PlayStation launches, and the only way, apparently, is to release a Pro version mid-cycle.
By analyzing past events, the cycle for a new console was 7 to 10 years. The evolution of technology nowadays, however, forces somehow developers to release new products after 6 or 7 years.
So, we could have a PlayStation 5 Pro release, after all, coming not so much as a surprise, but a needed thing. Until then, we still need more information about the PS5 release date and other significant details.
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