Reports suggest Sony is developing a new PlayStation 5 (PS5) Pro version. The rumored console, called the PS5 Pro, is said to have higher specs and is expected to be released by the end of 2024.
PlayStation 5 Pro: Everything You Need to Know
The rumors of a PS5 Pro began circulating some time ago. A YouTuber (Moore’s Law is Dead) claimed that a console refresh for the PS5 would launch between late 2023 and 2024. Another insider has reportedly come forward to corroborate these claims, stating that the PS5 Pro is actively in the works at Sony with a tentative release window of late 2024.
It should be noted that Sony has yet to confirm the existence of either the PS5 Pro or a version of the PS5 with a detachable disc drive, which was also rumored to arrive by late 2023. However, insiders claim that these are different from one another.
While the specifications of the PS5 Pro are not yet known, the rumors have sparked excitement among gamers eager for a more powerful version of the already-popular console. The PS5 has been in high demand since its release in late 2020, with shortages making it difficult for many consumers to get their hands on one.
Pre-E3 PlayStation Showcase
PlayStation fans have grown antsy for news and updates from Sony, particularly since Microsoft and Nintendo recently shared updates on their upcoming titles. However, journalist Jeff Grubb suggests a more extensive, pre-E3 PlayStation Showcase may be on the docket for the coming months.
PS5 Update 23.01-07.01 Patch Notes
Sony has released a new update for the PlayStation 5, rolling out to users worldwide. The PS5 update, version 23.01-07.01.00, is a minor update that fixes a key issue introduced in the previous major update.
While this update may be less exciting for users who don’t use Discord, it is good to see that Sony continues improving the user experience on their next-gen console. It is also worth noting that Sony has promised to roll out more software options to improve the PS5 soon.