PS5 Pro Dev Kit samples will be sent out to first-party developers soon

William D’Angelo
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There was a rumor in March this year Sony Interactive Entertainment has been developing the PlayStation 5 Pro with a tentative release window of late 2024. This was according to sources who spoke with Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson.

Henderson is now reporting with “100% certainty” that a PS5 Pro is in development. Prototypes of the development kit are expected to be in the hands of first-party PlayStation developers in the next couple of months, with third-party developers receiving them by the end of the year.

Henderson is the one who previously reported on an updated PlayStation 5 with a detachable drive rumored to be released later this year that will phase out the current PS5 model within a year.

Rumor: PlayStation 5 Pro is in development, could be released in late 2024

The detachable drive will connect to the PlayStation using an additional USB-C port on the back of the console. The updated PS5 is also rumored to not have any major hardware changes from the original PS5.

There were also rumors that Sony was developing a new portable PlayStation. The portable device is codenamed Q Lite and rather than being a dedicated gaming device or cloud streaming device, it will use Remote Play with PlayStation 5 instead. The Q Lite mobile has been reported to use adaptive streaming at up to 1080p and 60fps, and requires a persistent internet connection.

The prototypes are said to look similar to the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, but with an 8-inch touchscreen in the middle. It includes adaptive triggers for haptic interactions, volume buttons, speakers, audio jack, and more.

The portable Q Lite is in the QA phase and is set to launch after the rumored PS5 with a detachable drive and before the rumored PS5 Pro.

passionate player for life, William D’Angelo He was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, worked his way up to lead analysts in 2012 and took over hardware ratings in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel And Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @tweet.

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