New reports suggest that two PS5 consoles could be released in 2020 by Sony to help replace the popular PS4 gaming machine. While it has already been confirmed that a powerful new PlayStation 5 model is being released during holiday 2020, details remain scarce. However, according to a new report shared by TweakTown, a PS5 Pro console will be released alongside a lower-end model.
This would mimic the current lineup of consoles made available by Sony for PlayStation 4 fans.
The advantage of this strategy would be to offer two different price points, making it next-gen consoles more accessible.
As proven by the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, there is a market for high-end gaming machines.
The same reports suggest that Microsoft is planning to do the same, offering two Xbox consoles, one more powerful than the other.
It should be noted that neither company has mentioned plans for secondary consoles in 2020.
However, the name Xbox Series X does suggest that Microsoft is planning further devices as part of an upcoming range.
The report states that the top end Xbox X console will boast 12FLOPS, while the base PS5 console will be 9TFLOPS.
Meanwhile, the PS5 Pro will be competing with the top-end Xbox X, meaning stats close to what we already know about.
The downside to this news is that it means the more powerful PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles will be much pricier, likely breaking the £500 barrier.
Here’s what we know about the Xbox X console coming in 2020, according to Microsoft: “Xbox Series X is our most powerful console ever powered by our custom-designed processor leveraging AMD’s latest Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures.
“Delivering four times the processing power of an Xbox One and enabling developers to leverage 12 TFLOPS of GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) performance – twice that of an Xbox One X and more than eight times the original Xbox One.
“Xbox Series X delivers a true generational leap in processing and graphics power with cutting edge techniques resulting in higher framerates, larger, more sophisticated game worlds, and an immersive experience unlike anything seen in console gaming.
“Our patented form of VRS empowers developers to more efficiently utilize the full power of the Xbox Series X.
“Rather than spending GPU cycles uniformly to every single pixel on the screen, they can prioritize individual effects on specific game characters or important environmental objects.
“This technique results in more stable frame rates and higher resolution, with no impact on the final image quality.
“You can expect more dynamic and realistic environments powered by hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing – a first for console gaming.
“This means true-to-life lighting, accurate reflections and realistic acoustics in real-time as you explore the game world.”
It should be noted that this latest information remains a rumour and should, therefore, be taken with a big pinch of salt.
Other reports regarding the price of both consoles have not mentioned the idea of two consoles from each company.
But until Sony confirms its plans for the PS5, there will be plenty of speculation regarding next-gen gaming.
Published at Tue, 03 Mar 2020 07:01:00 +0000