Already in March, the first stories surfaced of a possible release of a PS5 Pro in late 2023, early 2024. Those stories now seem to be confirmed by a presentation by a Chinese electronics company TCL. In that presentation, the timeline is shown from the beginning of the previous generation.
The PS4 and Xbox One were introduced in 2013, followed by the mid-generation PS4 Pro and Xbox One S/X in 2017. According to TCL, the same will now happen again: The PS5 and Xbox Series S/X were launched in 2020, with the PS5 Pro and an upgraded Xbox Series S/X expected to arrive in late 2023 or early 2024.
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According to the same presentation, the improvement should mainly be in the video card used, which should go from a specialized version of the RX6700XT to an RX7700XT, allowing UHD-8k output at a frequency of 60 or even 120 Hz.
At the moment UHD 4k is still the norm and 8k screens are almost impossible to get. Of course, a lot can change in two years’ time.
First PS VR2, then PS5 Pro and Xbox Series S/X+?
The reports about a successor to the current PS5 and Xbox Series models are somewhat surprising. The current models are still hardly for sale due to worldwide chip shortages. Sony also has other plans first: hard work is being done on the release of the PS VR2 that should be released later this year. If the rumors are correct, we can expect a showcase with the PS VR2 in the near future.
With the rumors of a PS5 and Xbox Series successor, many may start to wonder whether it is still useful to try to buy the current models, or to focus on the potential successors.
For now, both Sony and Microsoft are still keeping their mouths shut, if the stories are true, we will undoubtedly hear more towards the end of the year or early next year.