Sony announce PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

The PS4's new big brother the PS4 Pro.

The PS4’s new big brother the PS4 Pro.

Sony have announced the arrival of a more powerful PlayStation 4, which is called the PS4 Pro at the PlayStation Meeting in New York. Mark Cerny, Sony’s PS4 architect, said the new console boasts a GPU “more than double” the power of the original PS4, a faster CPU and HDR compatibility which will render more realistic colours. The Pro will play all existing PS4 titles, and they are working on ways to transfer gamers data across to the new console. Cerny talked about “forward compatibility” where current titles can be patched to look better on the PS4 Pro. The new console will pack a 1TB hard drive, and will arrive on 10th November 2016 for £349 in the UK or $399 in the US.

During the event, new gameplay was shown from the highly anticipated titles: Horizon Zero Dawn, Days Gone, Mass Effect Andromeda and the new Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, among many others, including older titles that have had some PS4 Pro graphical magic dust sprinkled on them.

At the event, Sony also officially announced the sleeker PS4 Slim, after it had been leaked a few weeks ago (and reviewed last week), which will take the place of the original console, and will cost £259 in the UK or $299 in the US. It launches on 15th September 2016.

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Written by Kevin M

I've been addicted to gaming since my parents bought an Atari console way back in the 70's. I progressed to the iconic Speccy, Amiga, and all the Playstation platforms. Having seen games evolve from single pixel bat and ball, to HD constructed environments, gaming has changed much from my early years. Having defeated the rock hard R-Type on the Speccy, the biggest challenge I've faced so far is putting up with the hordes of American teens spouting abuse in the current generation of consoles, noob indeed!

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