The company also revealed a PlayStation 4 Slim, the same as the existing console but in a much reduced size. Sony has released a new PlayStation – and perhaps cleared the way for far more to come very soon. The new console, named the PS 4 Pro, features 4K gaming for the first time on any mainstream console. Playstation 4 Pro will also allow its players to watch videos using high dynamic range (HDR), a TV technology that makes videos of a much higher quality.
Games will also be able to use that technology, another first for a mainstream console. The event was held in New York event, hours after the Apple one, Sony also released a slimmed down version of the PS4. That console has the same technology as the existing one but in a much smaller body.
Sony said it won’t exclusively make games for any particular console, despite the various different capabilities of each. In Its word, it said that it was “incredibly important” that there is only one PlayStation audience. Andrew House the PlayStation chief said: “More than three and a half years ago, I stood on stage in New York to unveil PlStation 4, which captured our vision for the future of gaming.
“That vision placed the gamer at the center of the PlayStation ecosystem and empowered developers to create trans-formative experiences”. “This afternoon I returned to New York for another PS meeting to discuss the evolution of the PlayStation 4 platform and introduce PS4 Pro. This new high-end PS4 will sit alongside the new slimmer, lighter PS4, which we officially unveiled today.”
The PS 4 Pro was launched on November 10 and it came with a one terabyte hard drive as well as more power to support PlayStation VR, which launches in October. The slim PS 4 pro is 30% smaller, 16% lighter and 28% more power efficient, I feel like shouting out incredible! to the slimmer PS, Mr House said that it will be sold for 299 US dollars (£224), with the Pro at 399 US dollars (£299).
The two consoles will be fierce opposition for Microsoft’s new slimmer Xbox One S and its high-powered Project Scorpio, which will be launched at the end of next year. PlayStation confirmed that most of the major games titles due to launch in the coming months, including Call Of Duty Infinite Warfare, will be able to support the PS Pro’s extra capabilities straight out of the box.