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Sony Announces The PlayStation 4 Pro

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Meet the Neo, officially called PlayStation 4 Pro. It’s a more powerful PS4 that will support 4K and HDR. It’ll cost $400 and be out on November 10.

“Our goal is to deliver high-fidelity graphical experiences,” lead architect Mark Cerny said on stage during a hardware event today. It’s got a faster CPU, a 1TB hard-drive, and an upgraded GPU. It’ll also be backwards compatible with all PS4 games.


The PS4 Pro will not, however, play 4K Blu-rays, Sony said. Here are the specs:


Cerny showed off a few games running on Pro—Watch Dogs 2, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, For Honor—and they certainly looked crisp. Activision came on stage later to announce that the new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare—as well as last year’s Black Ops III—will support PS4 Pro. BioWare’s Aaryn Flynn also took the stage to show gameplay footage from Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Every old PS4 model will get HDR support in a new firmware update next week, Sony added during the presentation.


This hardware refresh has been expected since March of this year, when Kotaku broke the news that Sony was working on a more powerful iteration of its PlayStation 4 hardware. Microsoft announced their own new console, Project Scorpio, at E3 in June.