Sony Reveals Sleek New Playstation 4 Pro With Enhanced Graphics
Just in time for the holidays, Sony has finally introduced the new upcoming modification to the PS4 gaming console. Nicknamed the ‘Neo’, the gaming console will be equipped with faster processor, better graphics, and support for 4K resolution.
The official launch is set for November 10 and the console will retail for $399. As we have seen in the past when consoles come out with slim versions of already established consoles, the new and improved console will be sold alongside the standard PS4 model and new games will still be compatible with the standard PS4.The existence of Pro, formerly called Neo, was first reported on back in March.
The PS4 Pro can produce 4K and HDR video, which is mechanized by a new and improved GPU. Sony also enhanced the clock rate for the new PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro will also come with a 1TB hard drive. “PS4 Pro is not intended to blur the line between console generations,” Mark Cerny, the chief architect for the PS4, said on stage. “Instead, the vision is to take the PS4 experience to extraordinary new levels.”
During Cerny’s presentation of the PS4 Pro, he displayed 4K game footage from games like Spider-Man and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided—and not just 4K video running through the PS4 Pro. Cerny also stated that the PS4 Pro is capable of pulling new detail from the scenes from these games despite being developed for the original PS4.
Cerny also said that select PS4 games will have improved graphics to take full advantage of the the PS4 Pro, games such as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare: Remastered will use the PS4 Pro’s extra capabilities out of the box immediately, while Battlefield 1 and FIFA 16 will be supported later in the year, as well as Mass Effect: Andromeda next year.
Cerny also spoke on the PS4 Pro’s improved VR experience. He said that now developers will be able to increase the sharpness of scenes, frame rate, and more. Companies like Netflix and Youtube are already creating new apps exclusively for the PS4 Pro.
Sony isn’t the only company creating upgrades for their gaming console: earlier this year at E3 Microsoft introduced a new version of the Xbox One called Project Scorpio. Project Scorpio is said to add 4K support, more power, and virtual reality gaming support.
Microsoft’s ‘Scorpio’ is projected to launch sometime in Fall of 2017.