It looks like we have the first hard data on the updated Sony and Xbox consoles.
TCL, either without thinking, or for some other reason, decided to mention consoles in its latest presentation. The presentation was about TVs, and consoles were just listed among others on the slides.
As you can see, the company is talking about 2023 or 2024, that is, around then you should expect a prefix, and this correlates well with most rumors and just logic. The company calls the updated Sony console the PlayStation 5 Pro, and the Microsoft consoles are designated as the New Xbox Series S / X, but here you need to understand that this is not a completely new generation, as is the case with Sony.
The main things we are interested in are listed below. TCL says that the new consoles will be able to deliver 60-120 fps in games at 4K UHD resolution at the rendering level, and will be able to display the picture in 8K. The company compares the performance level with the not yet released Radeon RX 7700 XT.
The last point is worth a closer look. We do not yet know the parameters of the RX 7700 XT, but a number of rumors attribute it to 4096-5120 stream processors and performance on par with the Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of course, the big question is whether TCL has any data on new set-top boxes at all. But here it is worth remembering that TCL is a very large company and the second TV manufacturer after Samsung.
7-inch, 6000 mAh, Raspberry Pi and $560 price at release is the new Creoqode Lyra+ handheld console
The list of portable game consoles has been expanded with the Creoqode Lyra+ model. This device with a 7-inch QLED IPS touch display and unusual hardware – inside is a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. This means that the console has a 1.5 GHz Broadcom BCM2711 Arm processor, 4 GB of LPDDR4-3200 RAM, as well as support for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. For data storage, a 32 GB microSD memory card is used, but you can put more.
The console will receive a battery with a capacity of 6000 mAh. It is positioned as a solution for retro games in emulators or for streaming games. Declared support for Google Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming, you can also stream video from Xbox, PlayStation or PC to the console.
Finally, the console can be used as a general purpose computer for web surfing, media playback, and so on. And with the HDMI port, you can connect an external display.
The novelty is estimated at 380 dollars for the period of crowdfunding, in retail the cost will increase to 560 dollars. Lyra+ will be available in two versions: as a kit for self-assembly and a ready-made version. The release date has not yet been announced.
Published the first live photo of the virtual reality helmet Sony PlayStation VR2
The PlayStation VR2 virtual reality helmet has not yet got a release date, but its photo has already appeared on the network. Developers from Bit Planet Games have published a photo of new items. True, then they promptly deleted the photo, but copies have already been distributed over the network.
The new helmet is being created for the PlayStation 5 console, although many hope to be compatible with the PC. The novelty is expected to receive OLED displays with a resolution of 2000 x 2040 per eye, support for HDR, a frequency of 120 Hz and a viewing angle of 110 degrees. The novelty is also credited with eye tracking and a single data and power cable, while the new controllers will receive adaptive triggers and an advanced vibration mechanism.
The new helmet is said to support Horizon Call of the Mountain, No Man’s Sky, The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners: Retrebution and Resident Evil Village. Other games are also expected to appear.
There is no exact release date yet, it is assumed that the helmet will appear in the first half of 2023. He is credited with a cost of 400 euros.
Valve has quietly degraded some Steam Deck, although it claims that gamers will not feel the difference
Valve recently announced that it plans to double Steam Deck shipments in the coming months. However, it seems that this may not be to the liking of users. Reportedly, some new 256GB and 512GB storage Steam Deck models will now ship with PCI Express 3.0 x2 SSD instead of PCI Express 3.0 x4. This halves the read and write speed.
Valve responded to this information and stated that during testing they did not notice any effect on gaming performance. It’s hard to say if this is true yet, but it can be assumed that slower drives will increase the loading time of level games.
It’s funny that this happened in parallel with the company’s statement about why you should not put long SSDs in the console. After all, for this it is necessary to remove the thermal pads, which can lead to overheating of the power system.
To find out which SSD is installed in the console, you need to go to the list of drives and the SSD model will be visible on the right panel. If E13T is not listed in its name, it is most likely a slower version.
Not only Valve creates portable consoles. The Chinese brand Ayaneo is preparing a Next II solution with discrete graphics and powerful processors.
The future is here: a prototype of augmented reality contact lenses has already been tested
News4 days ago
Electric Cars7 days ago
Wearables7 days ago
Xiaomi Mi Band 7 and Xiaomi Mi Band 7 NFC received many new features in the first firmware update
News7 days ago
Sony’s latest Mini LED TVs X95EK unveiled