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At the PlayStation Meeting hosted by Sony today, the company announced its new upgrade, the PlayStation 4 Pro.

The long-rumored PlayStation 4 Neo turned into the PlayStation 4 Pro when the company revealed the new console upgrade today. Lead hardware architect Mark Cerny mentioned that the main goal with the new upgrade is “to deliver high-fidelity graphical experiences”. There was plenty of discussion about working with HDR and 4k resolutions and what this can bring to the PlayStation brand.

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is meant to sit alongside the PS4, to complement it instead of replace it, says SIE president Andrew House. Not only that, but House promised hundreds of hours of 4k HDR gaming content at launch.

Next, Mark Cerny discussed the specs of the PlayStation 4 Pro, mentioning that they had more than doubled the GPU power of the original PlayStation 4. On top of boosting the clock rate of the CPU for the PlayStation 4 Pro, it will also be using AMD’s Polaris. They also plan to make it extremely easy to transfer all your content from your PS4 to the Pro console. It will also have a 1TB hard drive.

Multiple games were shown off to display the power of the console. These games include Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man, Ubisoft’s For Honor, Eidos’ Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Watch_Dogs 2. Cerny also mentioned that Killing Floor 2 will benefit from the PlayStation 4 Pro. Another major comparison was Epic Games’ Paragon.

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Cerny then mentioned that not all devs will have to support HDR gaming, but showed off the graphical benefits using games like Days Gone, Uncharted 4 and Infamous: First Light. Mark Cerny used a phrase for these patches called “forward compatibility”, with a half-dozen first party games and many third-party titles receiving patches in the near future.

Another point was that PlayStation 4 Pro will work with PlayStation VR to increase framerates and effects. This will help make the VR experience even better.

Guerrilla Games, the developers of Horizon: Zero Dawn showed off some clips from their game using the PlayStation 4 Pro tech. Afterward, Sony made it clear that you don’t have to buy any special discs; the PlayStation 4 Pro will use regular PS4 game discs.

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The final major announcement is that the PlayStation 4 Pro will be releasing on November 10th of this year. It will be $399.

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Below are the specs of the upcoming Playstation 4 Pro.

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  • SevTheBear

    Yeah it sucks I give you that.

  • SevTheBear

    No surprise really. PS4 was already maxed out before it had been a year on the marked.

    I hope for console users that this PRO version gives them 1080p and solid 50-60 fps instead of crappy 25-30 fps

  • james kelly

    ps4 pro lol

  • Dayis

    Looking at my 4k Deadpool blu-ray and The Huntsman Winter War blu-ray. Then rewatching the sony presser looking for hope, only to be disappointed. Dam, Sony messing up, how does Microsoft beat them to something that seems some obvious. Now, I will search youtube for downfall videos of Sony not supporting 4k blu-ray.

  • jaygerbomb

    “The PlayStation 4 Pro is meant to sit alongside the PS4, to complement it instead of replace it, says SIE president Andrew House.

    This is quite possibly the stupidest god damn thing I’ve ever read. Who is going to *note* replace their PS4 if they actually want this thing? Especially considering GameStop will probably be offering trade-in deals on pre-orders if they haven’t already.

  • CanasRenvall

    I believe the comment is meant in the same vein as New 3DS to an old one. Yes, it’s an upgrade, but entirely optional. It’s there for enthusiasts who want one, but it’s not a necessary upgrade to the PS4 you already have. 🙂 By “alongside”, I took it to mean they’re devices that coexist in the sense that they share the same library and such.

  • William Discourse

    You’ve never actually played a PS4 or XBox One, have you?

  • SevTheBear

    Yes I have. I own a PS4 and games. I’m just not impressed by the hardware. 900-1080p and for the most 30 fps. These machine was outdated from the get go. Sure there are games that run well and gives the 1080p and 60 fps(COD and Overwatch) if they keep the graphics down and don’t go crazy with high settings and effects. The games can look good, but the 30 fps shit fest console Gamers has to deal with is just bull :/

  • Joseph Fanning

    Unless sony plans to offer to trade up to the pro from the normal version, I think I’ll just stick with my PC, which will probably outperform the pro with its 1070 anyways.

  • NorBdelta

    Yeah, not even mediocre specs for a brand new console let alone even capable of true 4k gaming or even 1080p probably

  • William Discourse

    It doesn’t do 900p. There’s no such thing. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • oldirtybaron

    so… what about load times? They’ve gotten pretty damn bad on PS4. Is this new model going to drastically improve that?

  • GrimFate

    Yeah, I imagine they mean co-exist like with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro: You’re not supposed to buy both of them, as they both offer the exact same functionality. It’s just a matter of having an option to pay a little more for slightly better hardware that will provide a slightly better experience. (The Plus might have some additional features, I don’t know, but you get my point; they both run iOS 10 and have the same apps.)