PS5 Pro & New Xbox Dev Kits are in Devs Hands, it’s Claimed
Reputable dataminer and frequent Rockstar Games insider Tez2 has stated on the GTAForums that new mid-gen upgrade dev kits, presumably meaning the PS5 Pro and a new Xbox Series X are in the hands of developers.
In response to another GTAForum user, Tez2 had said “Most AAA studios should have received the dev kits of mid-life upgrades or should receive them by the start of new year.”
Tez2 later doubled down on his claims saying “For sure” when asked if he knew the details for sure or if it was a prediction.
It’s understood that the new console, exclusively reported by Insider Gaming, will have almost the same hardware components as the original PlayStation 5. However, due to the sensitivity of the information, sources were unable to give exact specifications on what could or is being upgraded for that console.
Sony is planning to produce 30.5 million consoles in FY 2023, with 18.5 million being the new PlayStation 5 with the detachable disc drive. This new console will replace the current systems and likely be on the market for a similar price as the current digital edition, with the detachable disc drive coming separately or in a bundle.
For this reason, Insider Gaming believes that this new PlayStation 5 is just a standard PlayStation 5 console aimed at the $400-$500 price point. In addition, Insider Gaming’s reported production numbers did not include any PlayStation 5 Pro consoles, which could indicate a release during FY 2024 or after.
Referring back to Tez2’s claims, it’s not uncommon for developers to get their hands on such hardware a couple of years before public release. Tez2’s claims could be accurate, but as of yet, we were unable to verify them with our own sources.
Earlier this year, TCL Technology also reported in a conference that a new Series S|X and PlayStation 5 Pro could release in 2023/2024.
Although noteworthy, it’s likely that these claims were just predictions based on previous console releases.
Do you think a PS5 Pro and new Xbox hitting the market in the next couple of years is too soon?