Sony has announced a big upgrade to the PlayStation 4 and the name is PlayStation 4 Pro formerly known by the code name Neo. This was first announced sometime in June which was the same time we learned of the release date for the PlayStation VR set to be released on the 13th of October.
So let’s get into the new PlayStation 4 Pro, shall we.
- 4k resolution support
- Improved graphics
- Much faster processor
- Slimmer and lighter than the PS4
- Netflix will launch a new app at the launch of PS4 Pro that supports 4K. YouTube is also developing a new 4K-compatible app for PS4 Pro.
If you don’t have a HDTV that supports 4K resolution, worry not as all games on the news PS4 Pro will run in 1080p resolution. Sony also noted that “some developers are updating previously launched PS4 games to add PS4 Pro support, while other developers are building PS4 Pro support into upcoming releases. At launch, you’ll be able to download patches for games – such as Uncharted 4 – which are enhanced when playing on the new console. Future releases that will have PS4 Pro enhancements built-in include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Days Gone.”
While Sony has announced some PlayStation VR plans of their own, Microsoft announced Project Scorpio; its own Virtual Reality (VR) console launching next year.
The PS4 is now three years old and this upgrade is a welcome development to gamers. The new console will be available from the 10th of November and to get it, you could need to cough out $399/167,000