Sony and Microsoft released mid-generation upgrades for their respective systems last generation, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. While an Xbox Series X console upgrade does not appear to work, Sony seems to be working on a PlayStation 5 upgrade.
This is far from the first time speculations about a new PS5 system have circulated. A PS5 Slim system has long been rumoured, though no official announcement has been made. While the PS5 Slim console may or may not exist, fans may prefer to wait for Sony to release the PlayStation 5 Pro console.
The PS5 Pro system is codenamed Trinity and is now being demoed for developers, with development kits expected to be distributed “by late November 2023.” The PS5 Pro will include 30 WGP and 18000mts memory, “consistent FPS at 4K resolution” and the potential to show in 8K resolution. According to their sources, the new PS5 console will be released in November 2024.
In a new conference, TCL Technology have said that a new Xbox Series S/X and PS5 Pro are coming in 2023/2024.
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) May 25, 2022
As with all rumours and leaks, fans should take this information with a grain of salt. While it’s very feasible that Sony intends to introduce an updated PS5 console in November 2024, it’s also possible that plans may alter and the company will decide against it. Sony has launched new versions of their systems every generation, so it would be more shocking if a new PS5 didn’t arrive at some point.
Consumers can currently choose between two different PS5 models. The first is the conventional $499.99 PS5 with a disc drive, while the second is the $399.99 edition with identical specs but no disc drive.
There has been speculation of a new PS5 model with a detachable disc drive, but fans must wait and see. Sony has not yet revealed any new PS5 models, so anyone eager to grab one for massive games like Spider-Man 2 or other impending PS5 exclusives may opt to get one now rather than waiting for prospective redesigns.