Uncle Party @Tom Henderson broke the news last month that the 2023 PS5 with a detachable optical drive will be launched in September this year and will replace the existing PS5 model; Sony PS5 Pro (unnamed) is under development and is tentatively scheduled to be released by the end of 2024.
Tom Henderson said today that the new Sony hardware will arrive before the PS5 Pro model, but no one has revealed anything about this new product yet.
“I can reveal more details, but before the Pro, Sony will also announce a new piece of hardware, I may tell you about it soon, so do stay tuned. I can’t say more, this is not a fool Jokes like festivals, but there’s more hardware coming from Sony than is currently known.”
“When this new hardware is released, it will be very interesting to see what the competition thinks of it.”
He believes that neither this unannounced new hardware nor the current PS5 may see a price cut until the half-generation upgrade model is released. There’s also the oddity here that while he mentions Sony’s new hardware, he doesn’t mention “PlayStation” directly, so we don’t think this is necessarily hinting at a new PS model.
It’s worth mentioning that a new patent recently published by PlayStation Chief Architect Mark Cerney suggests that SIE is looking for ways to improve ray tracing performance in its games. Insider Gaming believes that this so-called PS5 Pro will bring enhanced graphics performance and faster loading times like the PS4 upgrade to PS4 Pro.
As reported earlier, the UK and the EU are investigating Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and their investigations found that the next generation of PlayStation, the possible PS6, will not be released until at least 2028, so The PS5 half-generation upgraded model is indeed very likely to be released within the next two years.