Sony Announces Release Date, Price for 4K Compatible PlayStation 4 Pro

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In a live-streamed press conference today, Sony revealed the PlayStation 4 Pro, a 4K compatible console previously referred to as the PlayStation Neo.

The PS4 Pro will support 4K resolutions, more than doubling the amount of pixels that can be displayed. It will also support High Dynamic Range, a technology that allows for a more diverse range of colors that can be displayed on screen.

Games running on the PS4 Pro will still see a graphical upgrade even if you’re not playing on a 4K TV because of its upgraded CPU and graphical processor.

But this isn’t the start of a new console generation. Sony made it clear that this is still a PS4 and as such all current and future PS4 games will work on both the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Games released prior to the PS4 Pro’s release can be patched by their developers to take advantage of the Pro’s features. HDR will also be coming to every model of PS4 new and old via a firmware update.

During the press conference we got a look at Spider-Man, Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn, and the first gameplay footage from Mass Effect: Andromeda running on the PS4 Pro.

There will also be new apps for Netflix and YouTube that will take advantage of the 4K capabilities, with Netflix offering Narcos season two and Luke Cage in 4K and HDR.

Also announced was the PS4 Slim, the new standard model of the PS4, priced at $299.

The PlayStation 4 Pro will be out on Nov. 10 for $399.

Announcing a hardware upgrade in the middle of a console generation is a risky move, so while we wait to see how it turns out, read Games Editor Garrett Martin’s take here.

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