What’s Up PlayStation Nation!
After many months of speculation, rumor, and hearsay. September 7th, Sony finally revealed it’s worse kept secret of a mid-generation console upgrade. The PS4 Pro hits store shelves this holiday season November 10th, 2016 and will be sold at a retail price of $399.99. While it’s counter part the standard PS4 (once known as the PS4 Slim to many) will retail at $299.99. The PS4 Pro is said to support HDR (High Dynamic Range), 4K Video streaming via Netflix at launch and YouTube at a later date. With more 4k Supporting apps to release in the future. Here are the specs of the PS4 Pro below:
The PlayStation 4 Pro is double the power of the standard PS4 and is said to not only give a smoother experience but an experience of 4K/HDR gaming. As reported via the playstation blog here’s what we can expect so far:
With PlayStation 4 Pro our goal is to deliver innovation in the form of cutting-edge visuals and graphics while in the midst of the PS4’s lifecycle. PS4 Pro, which launches November 10, 2016, for a suggested retail price of $399.99 USD ($499.99 CAD), enhances PS4 games by supporting the latest in imaging technology through 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR), as well as smoother frame rates. Games that already look extraordinary on PS4 will look richer and more detailed, thanks to the more powerful GPU and faster CPU at the heart of PS4 Pro.
With more pixels, 4K’s higher resolution delivers graphics that are sharper and have greater detail than ever imagined. HDR enables visuals to look much closer to the way your eyes see the real world.
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.
However, even if you own an HDTV that does not support either 4K or HDR, PS4 Pro still provides a number of benefits. All games will run in 1080p resolution, and some will even run in a higher or more stable framerate. If you’re a gamer that wants to be at the forefront of innovation, PS4 Pro is for you.
We also know a lot of our fans watch movies, TV shows, and videos on their PS4, so we’re working with our partners who offer best-in-class streaming services to build new apps for PS4 Pro. 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
On the PlayStation blog the PS4 Pro will support some previous games and upcoming games and the current list goes as followed.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Killing Floor 2
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Infamous: First Light
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- Spider Man
- For Honor
- Watch Dogs 2
- Days Gone
- Farpoint (PSVR)
- Horizon: Zero Dawn
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Mass Effect Andromeda
- Final Fantasy XV
- Dishonored 2
- Skyrim Special Edition
The PS4 Pro list is pretty healthy sized for now and is expected to grow over time as the consoles carry-on over the years. This reset of sorts is interesting none the less. With the growing market of 4K content, TV’s, and HDR support Sony is taking a leap of faith with the PS4 pro aiming to maintain the same level of interest as the original PlayStation 4. Check out the gallery below and let us know what do you think PS Nation. Are you interested in the PlayStation 4 Pro or are you satisfied with the Standard PS4 that’s available now. Comment below let us know. and for more news check back here at WhatsUpPlayStation.com.