This morning, Sony has revealed that the PS4 Neo that has been heavily rumored for months now will be releasing as the PS4 Pro on November 10th for $559AUD
During the PlayStation Meeting event, Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, discussed Sony’s decision to pursue 4K and HDR, and described these as “natural” paths of progression for visual fidelity. He then introduced lead architect Mark Cerny, who said Sony’s vision is to “take the PS4 experience to extraordinary new levels.”
“Our goal is to deliver high-fidelity graphical experiences,” he added. “We aim to provide developers with tools to further their visions.”
The PS4 Pro will have an upgraded, x86-64 “Jaguar” AMD CPU with 8 cores, a 4.2 teraflop AMD Radeon GPU, three USB ports, 5GHz WiFi support and a 1TB HDD. Sony say’s it’s twice as fast as the regular PS4 and is designed specifically for UHD TVs and PlayStation VR. Sony have stressed that this will not necessarily be replacement for the PS4 as it currently is, and Cerny clarified that PS4 Pro isn’t just for people with 4K or HDR-capable displays, as developers can make use of the extra power to improve visual fidelity on standard 1080p TVs.
They also revealed a PS4 Slim that will be available on September 15, which will be a nice opportunity for those who haven’t already purchased one to join the Sony gaming family for around $379. The PS4 Slim is reported to feature a 500GB hard drive and the guts of a standard PS4 with some subtle changes, including a lightbar at the top, more space between the front-facing USB ports and the removal of the optical port.
Will you be investing in either the PS4 Pro or the PS4 Slim?