Today Playstation held a meeting in New York to show off the future of the PlayStation 4. Everyone predicted a new console, but with a hyped up conference like this, there was sure to be more. PlayStation delivered all that and then some. Here’s a recap of what was shown off.
PlayStation 4 Slim
First off, a new PlayStation 4 model was shown off. The official name of the new console is Playstation Pro. If you’ve seen the Leaked pictures of the console, it’s pretty much spot on. If you haven’t seen it, the model looks like a smaller version of the original PS4 with rounded edges. This model will be available in most markets September 15 for $299 and comes with 1TB worth of storage.
The PlayStation 4 Pro appears to be the next step in the evolution of the PS4 as they finally step into the realm of 4K gaming. With more power under the hood of the PS4 Pro, gamers can finally play games upcoming games in 4K. For those that don’t have a 4K TV, PS4 Pro will still add more benefits graphically with 1080P TVs.
High Dynamic Range imaging (or HDR) will also be a part of the PS4 Pro which looks like it adjusts light coming in on the images. For those with the original models, an upcoming firmware update will add HDR to all consoles.
New Gameplay Footage
Those looking forward to seeing new gameplay footage were treated to a glimpse into a few new titles and a couple games that have been out for a while. Brief glimpses into Spider-Man, Dues Ex: Mankind Divided, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Watch Dogs 2, and Killing Floor were shown off with some new footage to how they would look on the PS4 Pro. Infamous: First Light and Shadow of Mordor was also shown off to show off how they would look with the new console.
We also got gameplay footage looking into Horizon: Zero Dawn, which stuttered a bit during the stream. I should say, I don’t know if it was an issue with my stream or the show in general. The big news is we finally got a glimpse into Mass Effect Andromeda. The gameplay mostly showed off some exploration rather than some of action elements of the game. Although it wasn’t very long, finally seeing Mass Effect Andromeda in action was something I don’t remember seeing at E3 this year.
THE PlayStation 4 Pro
Not only were we treated to one new console, but two. This version of the PlayStation 4 is a bit bigger than the original version, and looks much bigger than the slim version both of which are pictured below. The Playstation 4 Pro (the bigger version) is available November 10 for $399.
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