Sony’s rumored PS5 Pro checklist will highlight games with ray tracing

Sony is looking to give upcoming PS5 games with enhanced resolution and ray tracing some extra promotion. Give us all that Sony PS5 Pro enhanced content.

Sony’s rumored PS5 Pro checklist will highlight games with ray tracing
Jack Ridsdale

Jack Ridsdale


PS5 Pro launch predictions are heating up, as it looks like PS5 games optimized for the upcoming console will get an extra push from Sony in the form of the Sony 'PS5 Pro Enhanced' label. We can't wait to see which of the best PS5 games join the ranks in 2024.

PS5 Pro Enhanced label to boost upcoming games

According to a report from Insider Gaming who have learned that the console manufacturer has a checklist of features that will qualify games for the label. There appear to be 4 requirements for games to earn the label, which is being referred to internally as 'Trinity Enhanced' — referencing the console's codename. For the PS5 Pro, Sony is looking for games that will:
  • Increased target resolution for titles that run a fixed resolution on the standard console
  • Increased target maximum resolution for titles that run at variable resolution on the standard console
  • Increased target frame rate for titles that target a fixed frame rate on the standard console
  • Inclusion of PS5 Pro Raytracing effects
With the PS5 Pro's boosted processing power, it shouldn't be too difficult for upcoming PS5 games to meet at least one of these requirements. The PS5 Pro is said to be 45% faster than the standard console, thanks to a 67% larger GPU and faster RAM, allowing games to achieve a higher standard of visuals than we're used to.

It would be great to see some of the likes Final Fantasy VII Rebirth receive upgrades that don't force players to choose between fidelity and performance. We expect first-party titles like Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and God of War Ragnorak to get upgrades as well.
While these features certainly are enticing, I couldn't justify making the jump to the half-step console, especially as I've been enjoying my sleek PS5 slim model for less than a year. Sony has hinted that the PS6 might not be that far away either, so I won't feel too much FOMO while biding my time.

Will enhanced resolution, frame rates, and ray tracing be enough to part with your cash for a PS5 Pro? Or will you wait for the PS6? Excited to see what PS5 exclusives come with enhanced features? Let us know in the comments below.
Written by Jack Ridsdale
Jack is primarily a fan of big, dumb, action games with a soft spot for some Japanese quirkiness. His favorite game series include Metal Gear Solid, Call of Duty, The Last of Us, and Marvel's Spider-Man. He has a keen interest in the business of video games, and complicated opinions about Final Fantasy VII Remake.
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