PS5 Pro in production for possible 2024 release – PS6 2028 or later says insider

Sony allegedly has plans for multiple new hardware releases this generation, with a PS5 Pro model already in development.

One of the big unanswered questions about this generation of consoles is whether there’ll be new equivalents of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, that will give a boost to the graphics and other capabilities of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

It could be that their release last generation was a one-off or that they’ll become a standard part of the console release schedule going forward, but it’s the PlayStation 5 Pro that has seen the most rumours so far, with Sony themselves seeming to hint at it last year.

Others have suggested that a 2024 release is likely and that some developers have already received devkits, but now one of the most reliable insiders has added to the rumours by claiming that the PS5 Pro does exist and Sony is aiming for a late 2024 release.

There’s no more detail than that but the information comes from the normally reliable Tom Henderson, who points towards a recent Sony patent regarding ray-tracing, which suggests that may be a focus of the PS5 Pro.

Writing on Insider Gaming, he also claims that his sources indicate the PlayStation 6 won’t arrive until 2028 at the earliest, refuting recent suggestions that it could release as early as 2027.

Henderson has often proven correct in the past, about a number of different subjects, but he’s relatively unproven when it comes to hardware, as his suggestion about a new model of PlayStation 5, with a detachable disc drive, has still not been mentioned by anyone else.

That doesn’t mean it’s not true, or that he’s wrong about the PS5 Pro, but as with any of these sort of rumours you should take it with a pinch of salt and remember that even though it might have been true initially, plans do change – especially given the lingering effects of the pandemic.

For what it’s worth though, Henderson’s source claims that the detachable disc drive model is, ‘just the beginning of new hardware coming to PlayStation users this generation.’

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