PlayStation 6 rumors: Hardware designer chosen as PS6 development possibly nixes PS5 Pro production
A new PlayStation 6 (PS6) rumor has been floating around the internet recently, arguably kicked-off by a single tweet from WorryWartGamer. The poster claims a source has informed them that a hardware designer for the PS6 has been recruited, with the lofty position going to the PS5’s lead architect Mark Cerny. Cerny was also responsible for the putting together of the PS4, so considering his singular and unique experience with modern PlayStation consoles, it appears the sensible choice for Sony to make.
Although Sony is likely not targeting a PS6 release date before 2028 (see screenshot below and our previous report about it), it doesn’t mean the company can rest on its laurels for a while before getting into serious development. The YouTuber RedGamingTech has been discussing the situation and has come to the opinion that it is “very possible” the PlayStation 5 Pro will “be canned”. His argument is based on Sony having to use its limited resources to work on implementing company partnerships, hardware and software development, and worldwide marketing for the PlayStation 6.
With plenty of rumors already appearing in regard to a modular PS5 console waiting in the wings, it’s easy to see why it could be believed that Sony might shelve plans for a PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim. Groundwork for the PS6 development has already likely begun, and by producing this purported model with a detachable disk drive Sony could give it a suitable PS5-esque moniker (“PS5 Gen 2”, “PS5 v2”, etc.) and then call it a day with this current generation. This would leave the company plenty of time to secure partnerships (likely: AMD; unlikely: Nvidia) to produce a PlayStation 6 console that will live up to very high fan expectations.
Rumor from trusted source: Cerny has been granted the hardware design job once again for PS6. First American to design a PS system with PS4 and now will be responsible for 3 generations of PS hardware.— WorryWartGamer (@WrryWrt73) March 2, 2023