Sony PlayStation 5 Pro leak: New PS5 Pro console may arrive for the 2024 holiday season

Sony PlayStation 5 Pro leak: New PS5 Pro console may arrive for the 2024 holiday season
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Start saving up, PlayStation fans. It appears a new Sony gaming console is on the way.

According to new documents leaked from a PlayStation game developer portal, Sony is readying the release of the PS5 Pro just in time for the 2024 holiday season.

The YouTube channel Moore’s Law is Dead originally reported the leaked documents. Video game news outlet Insider Gaming says they’ve also seen the documents and confirmed that the leaked information is legitimate.

While a late 2024 release may come to fruition, there is potential for delays, especially as it relates to first-party game releases. So, there’s also a possibility that the PS5 Pro won’t arrive in time for Christmas. But, the documents point to the fact that it won’t be too long before the new PlayStation hits stores.

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What to expect from the PS5 Pro

The leak from the Sony PlayStation developer portal doesn’t just provide a potential release schedule. These documents also lay out some very interesting specs for the PS5 Pro.

According to Insider Gaming, the PS5 Pro will see “improved and consistent FPS at 4K resolution, a new ‘performance mode’ for 8K resolution, and accelerated ray tracing.” The documents also mention PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution or PSSR, which is believed to be Sony’s own in-house machine-learning solution for upscaling images.

Most notable in the leaked documents is the comparison made to the previous generation of PlayStation. Insider Gaming’s report says the leak shows the PS5 Pro rendering 45% faster than the PS5. 

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As PCMag points out, “allegedly the PS5 Pro’s GPU has a 16-bit floating point calculation figure of 67 TFLOPs, which equates to an estimated 33.5 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance.” The Verge further breaks down the significance by sharing that “the existing PS5 is a 10.28-teraflop console, so tripling that would be a significant performance increase on the GPU side alone.”

PS5 Pro’s 3x performance increase over the PlayStation 5 is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Nor is the additionally leaked spec of 2x to 3x the ray tracing performance, with the documentation saying in some cases it’s even as much as 4x its predecessor.

Insider Gaming reports that the devkits for the new PS5 Pro have been available to first-party studios since September 2023 and third-party developers since January of this year.

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The PlayStation 5 Pro will be Sony’s first new gaming console since the PlayStation 5 was released 4 years ago. The original PS5 was launched amid the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and subsequently global semiconductor chip shortage. As a result, PS5s were very hard to come by in stores for quite some time.

Hopefully, now that those issues are — mostly — over, gamers will have a much easier experience getting their hands on the new PS5 Pro later this year.

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