2020 will bring us a butt-load of new and exciting games and – possibly even more exciting – the launch of the next generation of console gaming.
Both Sony and Microsoft are planning to launch their next consoles at some point next year, which means the rumour mill is constantly pumping out ‘news’ on what we can expect from the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett.
One of the latest rumours to hit the interwebs is the suggestion that, unlike with the PlayStation 4, Sony will launch its PS5 alongside its PS5 Pro model. Personally, I’m a huge fan of this idea, so I’m definitely hoping it’s true. There’s nothing worse than having to buy another current-gen console just to make sure you have the most powerful model.
The rumour seems to stem from the 2019 Computer Entertainment Developers Conference which took place in Yokohama, Japan. Journalist Zenji Nishikawa attended the event and then decided to divulge some “insider info” during a livestream which you can watch here [via GamesRadar].
“Somehow at the venue of this year’s CEDEC, the rumors that were flowing were quite interesting,” Nishikawa says during the stream of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey [translated by GamesRadar].
“This time from the beginning the aim is for PS5 and PS5 Pro to be released simultaneously,” Nishikawa says, repeating rumours he apparently heard at the conference.
Whether or not there’s any truth to the rumour remains to be seen, but it definitely would be nice to have multiple options for the console at launch.
We actually know quite a bit about Sony’s plans for its next-gen release.
Indie developer Okomotive is so far impressed with what we’ve heard about the PS5, and has said it’ll bring console gamers one step closer to PC specs.
Okomotive founders Don Schmocker and Goran Saric said [via Gaming Bolt]: “[PS5] will definitely bring console performances closer to PC / desktop settings, which means less optimizations for ports.”
Interestingly, it sounds like the next generation of consoles will be getting more PC ports than ever before, suggesting more and more cross-releases between the two could be on the horizon.
Takashi Mochizuki, tech analyst at the Wall Street Journal, recently shared a video clip which compares the PS4 Pro to the PS5.
He writes: “Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation.”
Check it out below.
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