In this generation of consoles we saw that both Sony and Microsoft launched updated versions of their products.
|PlayStation 5 would have a Pro version.|
It was in the middle of the cycle that they launched the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X that improved the platform specifications.Having said that, it seems that Sony is thinking of repeating this strategy in the next generation of consoles, given that a recent interview recently sony suggested that in the future they will launch a PlayStation 5 Pro.
In an interview with Game Informer, Masayasu Ito, executive vice president of hardware engineering and operation at Sony Interactive Entertainment, said the console's life cycles are shortening due to the pace at which technology is advancing. Because of this the consoles become obsolete faster and the need for the Pro version arises.
In the past, the lifecycle for a new platform was 7 to 10 years, but in view of the rapid development and evolution of the technology, it is actually a six to seven year platform lifecycle.
So we can't catch up with the rapid development of the technology, so we think, as far as a platform for the PS5 is concerned, it's a cycle of about six to seven years.
But by doing that, a platform life cycle, we should be able to change the hardware and try to incorporate advances in the technology. That was the thinking behind it, and the test case for that thinking was the PS4 Pro that was released halfway through the PS4 release lifecycle.
It is worth mentioning that in the past there have been reports circulating that Sony will launch a PS5 Pro alongside the PS5, and something similar has happened with Xbox, so we will see when more details are confirmed.
|PLAYSTATION 5 WOULD HAVE PRO VERSION FROM THE BEGINNING.|
A NEW RUMOR: PLAYSTATION 5 WOULD HAVE PRO VERSION FROM THE BEGINNING.
As we move into the final stretch of the current generation of consoles, rumor has it that Sony is pointing to the strategy it used for its PS4 and PS4Pro. But one difference is remarkable: the "top" version would be available from the start. According to journalist Zenji Nishikawa from Japan, PlayStation 5 would have a Pro model with it as soon as it reaches the market.
According to the journalist, Sony recognized the interest in "giving players what they want from the beginning of the generation. This would be reflected in the preparations for the launch of a high-end model from Day One.
We must remember that all this is a rumor, and as there is nothing solid yet, it is very convenient to wait for Sony of an official statement confirming this intention. In spite of everything, Zenji Nishikawa is considered a source of confidence since he was the one who gave the advance of the launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite before it was officially announced.
For its part, Sony has already made public its wishes for the new generation to be geared towards the most demanding players. The company is convinced that they will be able to make a difference to the competition if they offer more advanced graphics power. That's where the space for the PlayStation 5 Pro is likely to be found, in that desire for differentiation.