TCL expects 8K capable PlayStation 5 Pro and new Xbox Series consoles with Radeon RX 7700 XT Performance in 2023/2024
Are 8K consoles on the horizon?
Published: 27th May 2022 | Source: PPE |
TCL expects new half-generation consoles to launch within the next two years
This week, the Polish publication PPE attended an event that was hosted by TCL, the television manufacturer. Here, TCL outlined their expectations for the PC and console market over the next few years, which detailed the launches of new "half-generation" consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
According to TCL, Sony will release a new PlayStation 5 Pro console in 2023/2024, and Microsoft will release new Xbox Series X/S consoles. These systems will reportedly support 8K outputs. AMD's Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics card was also mentioned, suggesting that these half-generation systems will deliver similar performance levels to AMD's next-generation Radeon products.
These 9.5/half-generation consoles are not by any means "next-generation" systems, acting as a refreshed system lineup that will target higher resolutions and framerates than today's Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 systems. These systems are just like the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 4 Pro, mid-generation console upgrades for those who want a higher fidelity gaming experience.
Currently, neither Sony or Microsoft have officially revealed any refresh plans for their PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles. That said, both companies are likely considering such plans, given the success of Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.
With Sony's PlayStation 5 console being in such short supply, it is likely that launching a newer PlayStation 5 Pro model would not be seen as a good move from the company. Many PlayStation fans cannot even purchase a PlayStation 5 consoles at retail, and that fact a lone should indicate that now is not the time to release a newer PlayStation 5 Pro system.