Sony’s next-gen PlayStation console is probably a couple of years away from happening. So the question is, what will it bring to the table that the PS4 Pro did not already offer? According to analyst Michael Pachter who spoke to Gaming Bolt, he predicts that the console will support 4K and 240 FPS and the Sony PlayStation VR.
According to Pachter, “Whether Sony does it, I think they will probably have that 4K and 240 FPS device that’ll support PSVR.” His comments are based on the question of whether or not Sony’s approach to the PS5 could be similar to Microsoft’s, where it has been rumored that the next-gen Xbox console could be more than one device.
He adds, “Whether they have a PlayStation Now device that is streaming only, I don’t know. Maybe there will be two each for PlayStation and Xbox, but I would be surprised if there were more than two, and I’m not sure whether Sony is committed to doing that.” Now some might wonder, doesn’t the PS4 Pro support 4K?
To a certain extent it does, although this comes in the form of games that were created at a lower-resolution and upscaled to 4K when played on the PS4 Pro, or games that run in 4K but have a lower 30fps frame rate. It also lacks a 4K Blu-ray player meaning that if you want to watch 4K content, you’ll have to stream it.