While discussing the possibility of being able to attend a new PlayStation State of Play in December 2021, an interesting sighting triggers a further wave of rumors related to gaming in Sony’s home.
A new patent filed by the technology giant has attracted the attention of video game enthusiasts, who have interpreted it as a possible clue to a PlayStation 5 Pro – or a new PS5 model – coming up. Specifically, the document has the protagonist of a home console equipped with a double GPU and designed for new applications of cloud gaming technologies. The latter, in particular, would seem to be able to find application in the field of retrocompatibility, perhaps with the aim of making available on PS5 the wide catalogue of classics of the era before PlayStation 4.
Initially, a first patent had become public last October 2021, but Sony recently introduced a further update, dated December 8, 2021. These circumstances have obviously intrigued the video gaming community, which now wonders whether PS5 is destined to become the protagonist of an upgrade process, as happened in the past with the presentation of PlayStation 4 Pro. A virtually possible circumstance, but that should confront the current semiconductor crisis, which seems to promise a shortage of PS5 and Xbox Series X for the whole 2022.
However, we must remember that the world of patents is not directly related to the entry into the market of new products: many of the technologies registered are in fact destined to find no effective commercial outlet.