Neo No More
Sony has addressed the rumors of Project Neo and announced the brand new “PlayStation 4 Pro”, and slimmer version to be the new standard of the PS4 console at their PlayStation Meeting.
Starting at $299.99 for the slimmer PS4 and $399.99 for the pro, these consoles pack a punch in the hardware and looks department.
The new PlayStation 4 includes all the original specs with the addition of having a slimmer size than the original. It boasts an energy efficient design, only using 165w and will allow for HDR gaming via the new firmware update coming next week.
The PlayStation 4 Pro comes with 4K and HDR support, a more powerful GPU, boosted clock rate of the CPU and an internal storage of 1TB.
While many games in the coming months will support HDR, Sony announced its forward compatibility, giving older games such as Shadow of Mordor and Uncharted 4 the ability to utilize HDR gaming via an update from the developers.
PlayStation Architect Mark Cerny stated the PS4 Pro will “provide a number of mechanisms for easily transferring your game library and entitlements from the standard model to the new console”.
Unlike the recently released Xbox One S, there will be no Ultra HD Blu-Ray support for the PS4 pro, only allowing for 4K to apply with steaming, games, and apps. Streaming apps confirmed for supporting 4K include Netflix and YouTube.
If you thought the wait was going to be long for these consoles guess again. The new slimmer PS4 is being released September 15th, with the Playstation 4 Pro coming soon after on November 10th. For the full reveal of the PS4 Pro and Slim with footage from select games like “Horizon: Zero Dawn” & “Days Gone”, watch the Playstation Meeting below.
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Written by: Forbes Jones