Sony’s PS5 Pro Could Boast 60FPS ‘Enhanced Games’

The updated PS5 console, expected to be called the PS5 Pro, is expected to arrive this holiday season and we’ve been seeing more and more leaks of late.

The Verge has been sharing information it’s been able to pick out of a spec leak, and now the outlet says that sources believe Sony is asking developers to build new PS5 Pro-exclusive graphics modes for their titles. That mode is built on the PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution upscaling and could offer improved frame rates to boot.

Sources familiar with Sony’s plans tell The Verge that Sony is asking developers to create a new PS5 Pro-exclusive graphics mode in games that combines Sony’s new PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution (PSSR).

The report goes on to say that Sony wants the PS5 Pro Enhanced label to apply to 60fps titles, but that it will also be available to games that run at half that speed, just 30fps.

That could mean we see PS5 Pro Enhanced games that run at between 1080p and 1440p resolution at 30fps on the base PS5 and run between 1280p and 2160p on the PS5 Pro at the same frame rate. A fixed resolution increase from 1440p to 2160p would also qualify as a PS5 Pro Enhanced game. Developers could also choose to enable ray-tracing effects and get the PS5 Pro Enhanced label without improving resolution or frame rates. If a developer wants to target 60fps instead of 30fps with the same resolution, this may also qualify as a PS5 Pro Enhanced game.

However, the report does note that simply running at a more stable frame rate doesn’t mean that games will get the Enhanced label. Games that run with a variable resolution will not get the label, for example.

Developers are already planning to get their games ready for PS5 Pro and the Enhanced label with that label set to appear on game boxes and Sony’s PlayStation Store pages.

You may also like to check out:

You can follow us on Twitter, or Instagram, and even like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Microsoft, Google, Apple, and the Web.