TECH NEWS – A tech company claims that more powerful PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, capable of up to 8k performance, will be released soon.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X are over a year old, but many customers still haven’t gotten their hands on the consoles. The ongoing chip shortage is one of the main reasons for the lack of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series supply, and it is unlikely to be resolved soon.
New stock runs out almost immediately, leaving many customers without a current-generation system. While consumers wait for a new console, a tech company claims that Sony and Microsoft are planning to launch updated versions of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X shortly.
TCL Technology claimed at a press conference that the more powerful PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles will be released in 2023/2024.
The press conference featured a picture of the eighth and ninth-generation consoles and their targeted rendering performance. After the PS4 and Xbox One generations, another column called Gen 8.5 highlighted the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, and then the image mentioned that the PS5 and Xbox Series X would receive a mid-generation update that supports up to 8K resolution.
The updated PlayStation 5 will presumably go by the name PS5 Pro, but Microsoft’s choice of name is harder to predict, so the image refers to the updated Xbox consoles as “New Xbox Series S/X”. The image suggests that the supposed PS5 Pro and New Xbox Series X could offer up to 8k performance at 60-120 FPS and compares them to AMD’s RX 7700 XT GPU. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X already run some games in native 4K at 60 FPS, but the resolution drops when the frame rate hits 120 FPS.
Both Microsoft and Sony are likely to be working on mid-generation updates for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The PS4 Pro and Xbox One X seemed to be quite popular, perhaps because the base systems struggled with more demanding games in the last years of the generation. However, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are unlikely to suffer the same fate, as they don’t have the same hardware drawbacks, such as weak CPUs that crippled previous-generation systems.
The announcement of upgraded consoles, with a large proportion of the buying public still unable to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, is unlikely to be particularly well received. In addition, the industry is still in the cross-generation phase, with several prominent games being released for PS4 and Xbox One. Hopefully, next year the supply situation will improve, and users will be able to find the right console for them quickly.
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