The latest and greatest PlayStation rumour to do the rounds is based on a recent report by the reliable Insider Gaming. Said report claims that the oft-whispered PS5 Pro is in development, and could be targeting a potential 2024 release. It's a rumour that's already divided fan opinion — and even we find ourselves trying to weigh things up; is 2024 too soon for a PS5 Pro? What would a PS5 Pro even do? Do we need a PS5 Pro? Let's talk about it.
The PS5 Will Be Four Years Old in Late 2024
It's surprisingly easy to glaze over this fact, but we need to remember that the PS5 is closing in on being three years old. And by the time this supposed PS5 Pro launches in late 2024, the current-gen console will have been around for four whole years.
The reason this might seem so off is because it feels like this console generation has only just gotten started. A by-product of the pandemic in 2020, 2021, and 2022, Sony simply couldn't produce and ship enough PS5s to meet consumer demand. As a result, it felt like the Japanese giant took a step back, deciding early on that it would only put its full marketing weight behind the PS5 when production could be normalised.