The biggest new games may not run at 60 FPS in 4K resolution on the PS5 Pro – if these rumors are to be believed.

The yet-to-be-announced PS5 Pro is one of the worst-kept secrets in gaming right now, with a number of leaks revealing information about the console.

First, the PS5 Pro release window was uncovered, and then a huge leak revealed the specs of the PS5 Pro. Now, however, Insider Gaming claims to know about the console’s AI upscaling system, and this could spell bad news – for now, at least!

4K 60 FPS May Not Be Possible For Many Games

Insider Gaming claims to have read confidential documents about Sony’s PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution (PSSR) system that will use AI to upscale graphics on the PS5.

While the technology will be a great step forward for gaming, it seems like it won’t be too groundbreaking for the PS5 Pro.

According to Insider Gaming, the PS5 Pro will target 4K 60 FPS or 8K 30 FPS. However, even when utilizing PSSR, this may not be possible.

PS5 Pro Logo

One of the leaked documents that Insider Gaming reported on contained details about testing two first-party Sony games on PS5 Pro.

The first unnamed game that runs at 1080p 60 FPS or 1800p 30 FPS on the base PS5 could not run at 4K 60 FPS on the PS5 Pro. The increased power of the PS5 Pro and PSSR upscaling can only manage to get it to 1440p 60 FPS.

While this is certainly an upgrade, it is far from the 4K 60 FPS that fans were hoping for. And even if we don’t know which game was tested, other games will likely fare the same.

In the other test revealed by Insider Gaming, the PS5 Pro could run another unnamed game with ray tracing at 60 FPS. Meanwhile, the base PS5 could only manage 60 FPS with ray tracing off.

Even if the PS5 Pro may not be able to guarantee 4K 60 FPS on the most graphically demanding titles, Sony still has very ambitious plans for PSSR though!

PSSR AI Upscaling Targets

Insider Gaming claims that PlayStation wishes to hit the target of 4K 120 FPS and 8K 60 FPS gaming in the future.

While it will not be anywhere near possible on the PS5 Pro, these targets are for future Sony consoles.

Judging by the current state of gaming, even the PlayStation 6 wouldn’t be capable of outputting 4K 120 FPS. Only the most powerful gaming PCs can run games at that resolution and frame rate, and they cost thousands of dollars.

Therefore, don’t expect 4K 120 FPS by the PS6, but 4K 60 FPS will almost certainly be the standard by the time Sony releases its next-generation console.

DualSense Controller and PS5 Console

Stay tuned for official information about the PlayStation 5 Pro when Sony announces the console. We expect the reveal to happen in a PlayStation Direct presentation during Summer 2024.

Senior Staff Writer
Django grew up with a PlayStation controller in his hands and loves all kinds of games, from Football Manager to Yakuza.