PlayStation Neo Officially Announced as PlayStation 4 Pro, Releasing November 10

Sony has announced at the PlayStation Meeting in New York that the PlayStation Neo will be called PlayStation 4 Pro.

As expected, the PlayStation 4 Pro will feature an improved GPU and CPU over the current PlayStation 4 model that will make it capable of supporting ultra high-definition 4K gaming. Sony are also pushing HDR display with the PlayStation 4 Pro which will help deliver near photo-realistic graphics for developers who choose to support it. All PlayStation 4 consoles will be receiving a firmware update in the future however that will enable support for HDR.

However Sony has stated that the console isn’t just for those with 4K and HDR TVs as those with standard TVs will also be able to see the benefit that the PlayStation 4 Pro provides with the console being able to auto-detect your resolution allowing it to tailor the experience to your TV. Some of the visual enhancements that the PS4 Pro brings to games being played on a standard TV included improved graphics, dynamic reflections and lighting as well as anti-aliasing. Not only that, but the PlayStation 4 Pro is able to take the same textures that are designed for the standard PS4 console and take them to the next level with developers needing to create textures just for the PS4 Pro.

A number of games that have already been released are in the process of being upgraded to utilize the PS4 Pro’s extra power to help provide better visuals and HDR support, including Uncharted 4, Paragon and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.

Sony also revealed that any games you purchase will work on both the standard PS4 and the PS4 Pro, regardless of whether or not you purchased a physical or virtual copy. Not all games will be updated to take advantage of the PS4 Pro but will still be able to be played on the console and should still provide better visuals if played on a 4K TV compared.

The PlayStation 4 Pro will be released later this year on November 10 and will retail for £349/$399.


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