It’s been quite the day in the world of gaming. First Nintendo sold out and then the Playstation Meeting of 2016 kicked off at 3pm EST and it was pretty eventful to sat the least. The long gestating rumors and leaked images of the PS4 Slim were about to be officially revealed so what went down today?
For starters, the slim version of the PS4 was officially announced. The slimmer, lighter and more energy efficient console is hitting shelves September 15 at a retail price of $299 USD.
The real meat and potatoes of the meeting of the meeting was when Andrew Castle – announced that what we all affectionately called PS4K or PS4 Neo is actually called PS4 Pro. The 4K enabled console comes packing a number of new features and arrives in stores on November 10th, 2016 and will be priced at $399USD.
The new 4K console will feature;
- Double the GPU power (Specs can be found here).
- Comes featuring HDR out the box (Older PS4’s will receive this as a free update in the near future.)
- Will play resolutions up to 4K.
- Improved clockrate on the CPU.
- Comes with 1TB of storage.
Sony was very clear when they said that this console is part of the “current generation” and that it would compliment the current library of PS4 games stating that released titles already support HDR and “Forward Compatability”. The console will make heavy use of HDR to help improve graphical fidelity – with Tomb Raider being shown throughout. Uncharted 4 was shown during the unveiling. Sony will also be delivering PlayStation 4 ‘Forward Compatibility’ – bringing current games in line with the 4K standard. These will be delivered via patches.
The current list of games supporting the 4K standard are:
- For Honor
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Days Gone
- Watch Dogs 2
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- FIFA 17
- Battlefield 1
- Mass Effect Andromeda
- Dishonored 2
- Final Fantasy XV
Further, both YouTube and Netflix will be releasing new apps for the 4K console bringing more 4K content to PS4 users.
Below are some of the highlights from the show such as Spider-Man, Mass Effect Adromeda and Call of Duty Infinite Warfare