Complete with 4K support and upgraded graphics processing capabilities thanks to the new AMD Polaris chip. The PlayStation 4 Pro is here, folks, after having been in the rumors since March.
Or PlayStation 4K, what have you.
Sony announced the PS4 Pro at their PlayStation Meeting event in New York City, which was held today, September 7, and also saw the debut of the new, slimmer base model.
PlayStation head Andrew House introduced the new console, which will take its place alongside the base PlayStation 4 instead of replacing it — which is to say that new games will still be playable on the older hardware.
However, this new unit, which you will be able to get after November 10 for $399, can output 4K and HDR video, thanks to the upgraded GPU. Sony has also boosted the clock rate of the new PS4 Pro, and packed in a 1TB hard drive.
Mark Cerny, the chief architect for the PS4, said on stage:
“PS4 Pro is not intended to blur the line between console generations. Instead, the vision is to take the PS4 experience to extraordinary new levels.”
The company showed off actual 4K game footage from titles like Spider-Man and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, along with 4K video running through the new console.
As for PlayStation VR, Sony noted that the PlayStation 4 Pro will improve the virtual reality experience, as developers will be able to increase the crispness of scenes, up the frame rate and do a lot more thanks to the additional power it brings.
So there we have it, a mid-cycle upgrade for Sony’s console that is not only completely compatible with the PS VR that launches this October, but also delivers the most immersive virtual reality experience.
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