Sony and Microsoft plan to launch new PS5 Pro and Xbox Series X console in 2023 – Technology News, Firstpost
Mehul DasMay 26, 2022 16:08:15 IST
Considering how Sony and Microsoft update their game consoles with a more powerful “Pro” version a few years after launching a new console, rumors have been circulating about updated versions of the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles since the PS5 and the Xbox Series S & Series X were announced.
Now, a number of major manufacturers have almost confirmed that the two gaming giants are working on the next generation of their gaming consoles. The new versions of these consoles are expected to have a significant performance and graphics boost.
AMD, which makes the processors for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X, recently started hiring a SoC verification engineer for the next-gen RDNA family graphics that are reportedly intended for the new consoles.
Electronics maker TCL has also claimed it expects the PS5 Pro and new Xbox Series X consoles to arrive in late 2023 or early 2024. The company hosted a press event to showcase its latest televisions and shared some details about the consoles that are undergoing a refresh or upgrade. According to TCL, the new consoles will be more than capable of providing gameplay up to 120 FPS at a resolution of 2160p with the most demanding titles and they will be able to play games in 8K at respectable frame rates, without breaking a sweat.
The company is also expecting PS5 Pro and the next Xbox Series X with SoCs similar to the upcoming Radeon RX 7700 XT. Since neither Sony nor Microsoft have confirmed these details so far, readers should take the finer details around the consoles with a grain of salt.
Both Sony and Microsoft have a history of releasing newer and updated versions of their game consoles. With the PS4, Sony launched the PS4 Pro, while Microsoft has updated the Xbox One S with the One X.
It only makes sense to see that both companies will follow the same strategy for the current generation consoles. In addition, the companies may also be looking at revamping and updating their production cycles and processes with the console refresh, as supplies for their current-generation consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X, have been limited since the day they launched. , plagued by chip shortages and other supply chain disruptions.