After months of speculation hype, Sony revealed that the PlayStation Neo - now renamed the PlayStation 4 Pro - will be out this fall. It will be out November 10 for $399 and will support HDR and 4K output. It will include a faster CPU, 1 TB of hardware space, and an upgraded GPU, and will support all previous PlayStation 4 games.
The Pro have been rumored since GDC, with multiple developers confirming that it was under devleopment The PlayStation 4 Pro leak has afforded outlets months to speculate on what exactly Sony hopes to get out of the machine's improved tech and emphasis on 4K, with theories ranging from enhanced VR compatibility to improved framerate. At today's event, game development legend Mark Cerny was on hand to give a lengthy presentation on the benefits of 4K, pointing out all the little details that the enhanced resolution can offer.
Afterward, Andrew House returned to emphasize that all games will be supported by multiple consoles. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Mass Effect Andromeda were among the games shown for the console, with Andromeda showing an intriguing - but ultimately lightweight - gameplay sequence.
Here are the rest of the games that support the PlayStation 4 Pro:
- For Honor
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Days Gone
- Watch Dogs 2
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- FIFA 17
- Battlefield 1
- Dishonored 2
- Final Fantasy XV
Those who opt to purchase the new Slim PS4 won't be totally left out in the cold. Sony is planning a firmware update that will allow all PlayStation 4 consoles to support HDR.
With this reveal, it looks to be a busy fall for Sony. Between the PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation VR, there will be plenty of opportunity to buy into the current generation of consoles. Microsoft, meanwhile, finds themselves outflanked once again as their own upgraded console won't be out until 2017.
So how about it: Are you ready to spend $800 on an upgraded console and a PS VR? Let's chat, and stay tuned for further analysis in our flagship podcast: From Us to You.