The internet has been blazing with the wildest rumors and speculations regarding Grand Theft Auto 6 ever since the trailer for the game launched on December 5, 2023. Everyone is attempting to predict what new features the game will have, what platforms it will launch on, and other specifics. A new rumor now claims that the Sony PS5 Pro will be out before Grand Theft Auto 6 arrives.
Having said that, here is a quick analysis of the rumor and a potential justification for its validity. Note that the majority of speculations originate from fans and other sources.
Introducing the New SONY PS5 Pro
Although Sony hasn’t confirmed the PS5 Pro’s existence, it did confirm that the PS5 Slim was launched last month.
Gamers from all around the world can only speak about Sony’s blog post announcement of the upcoming PS5. The New Sony PS5 was developed “To address the evolving needs of players,” according to Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications.
This new console is lighter than the original PS5, and its volume has been lowered by thirty percent. Additionally, there are discernible design alterations.
Four cover panels total which are two on each side have replaced the previous two panels. Sony has also created a bulge on the side to accommodate the disc drive, which is another obvious modification. You can also take out and replace this disk drive. This disk drive is completely absent from the digital version that is also available.
In addition, the standard USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectors on the front of the PS5 have been replaced with two USB Type-C ports.
The Sony PS5 Pro will come with a horizontal stand in the box. The vertical stand, however, will be sold separately this time and will incur an additional cost if you desire one. Sony included one stand that may be used as a vertical or horizontal stand with the Sony PS5 Pro, which was released in 2020.
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GTA 6 will Launch on Sony PS5 Pro Game.
Following the social media leak of the Sony PS5 Pro’s specs, discussion started. The following are the suspected specs for Sony’s upcoming mid-generation PlayStation hardware that gamers should be aware of:
- 4nm, AMD Zen 2,
- 8 Core 16 Threads,
- 4.4Ghz Variable
- AMD Radeon Custom RDNA 3
- 56-60 CU
- 2Ghz – 2.5Ghz Variable
- 14-29 TFlops
- 2x Hardware Ray Tracing Acceleration
- 16GB GDDR6 Unified
- 576 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
- 256 Bit Bus
- 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
- 5.5 GB/s
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/6/6E,7
- 1 Gig Ethernet
- Bluetooth 5.3
- Custom AI Accelerator
- Based XDNA2 NPU
Any upcoming gaming platform’s specs typically leak when the development kits for it are either on their way or have already been issued to the game developers.
Furthermore, the claim aligns with remarks made by a former Rockstar developer regarding the studio’s preference for PlayStation consoles over other platforms while creating games such as GTA 5. This is what they stated:
Information revealed by a user on the Reset-Era forums clarified the characteristics that have been speculated about the Sony PS5 Pro. The upcoming graphics processing unit (GPU), code-named Viola, is purportedly produced with TSMC’s 4NP manufacturing node with a 2GHz target frequency. According to rumors, the architecture is AMD RDNA3, and when fully activated, it has 30 Work Group Processors (WGPs); however, retail units might only have 28 WGPs.
The user recommends sticking with the AMD Zen 2 architecture for the Sony PS5 Pro’s CPU, which has a top clock of 4.4GHz. Three key technologies are allegedly prioritized in the console’s design: upscaling, rapid ray tracing, and fast storage. It is anticipated that the 16GB DDR6 memory will have a bandwidth of 576GB/s.
According to the user, Sony wants to achieve reliable 4K output at above 30 frames per second with the PS5 Pro. Two months ahead of schedule and contrary to previous speculation, the rumored launch date is September 2024 rather than November 2024.
According to claims in the media, Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson declined to comment on other people’s disclosures when asked if the material was accurate. He did, however, note that Sony expects, internally, that full specs will leak this month as a result of third-party studios receiving development kits.
GTA 6 on the PS5, as seen in the video, will probably take first place over the Xbox or PC versions. The fact that everything occurred so quickly may have significance. This finally leads to the rumor that Rockstar Games’ next game will launch before the PS5 Pro.
The Sony PS5 Pro version of the game will have enough time to be tuned for the new hardware, given the developer has not yet disclosed a release date for Grand Theft Auto 6. This further suggests the game could be released by the end of 2025.
The Sony PS5 Pro’s existence has not been formally verified by Sony, which is important to note. Because there has been no official confirmation, any information on the console’s release should be regarded cautiously.