PlayStation 6 will become the most powerful game console of its generation

Last year, reports suggested that Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 6 would not be launched until at least 2027, adhering to the same generational update cycle as its current offerings. Mark Cerny, the architect behind the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 5, is set to spearhead the development of this new gaming console.

PlayStation 5 Pro CPU

According to RedGamingTech, Sony aims for the PlayStation 6 to be the most powerful console of its generation and is willing to extend its development timeline, possibly until 2028, to achieve this ambition. Although the PlayStation 6 project has been underway for approximately a year, the specific hardware specifications have yet to be finalized. Sony is currently in discussions with game studios to address system issues for the next-gen console. Rumors indicate that Sony is focusing on ray tracing and path tracing technologies, although widespread support for the latter is hindered by performance cost concerns. Additionally, Sony plans to significantly invest in machine learning and artificial intelligence, particularly in interactions with NPCs, to deliver innovative and advanced gaming experiences.

It is almost certain that the PlayStation 6 will feature solutions provided by AMD, as it is the sole supplier under Sony’s consideration. This marks a departure from the PlayStation 5’s development, during which Sony negotiated with multiple suppliers, including NVIDIA, before ultimately selecting AMD. Reports have mentioned that the PlayStation 6 is still in the early stages of development, lagging behind Microsoft in progress. Sony is contemplating a new SoC with a chiplet design to better manage mixed workloads using a large cache and is likely to incorporate GDDR7.

Moreover, with third-party studios recently beginning to receive development kits, the likelihood of a PlayStation 5 Pro release seems to be increasing, potentially arriving later this year.