Why we’re excited for PS4 Pro
As Playstation fans we were thrilled to see Sony announce the PS4 Pro earlier this month. Simultaneously, we could feel our existing consoles shudder knowing they would be replaced in the imminent future.
With the PS4 Pro offering 4k gameplay and HDR support at a digestable price point ($399 USD) I’m not even hestitating to make the upgrade. I personally wish we had seen 4k support when the – now classic – PS4 had launched back in 2013. With that said, 4k support back in 2013 would have certainly meant gamers would have had to choke down an undoubtably higher price point before 4k TVs had even reached mainstream consumers. With prices of 4k TVs becoming realistic for many consumers I can fully understand Sony’s effort to now provide a console option that can actually make use of the extra pixels.
The dualshock 4 will also see a slight revision bringing the lightbar just above the touchpad so players can actually see the colour without flipping the controller. We only wish there was an option to turn off the lightbar when not in use. It can be mildly distracting and is certainly a factor pulling from the controller’s battery life.
This is the first mid-generation launch we’ve ever seen in the console wars. Original Ps4 owners won’t feel excluded as new titles enter the market as all future titles will function on both the Ps4 and Ps4 Pro, with the latter offering 4k and HDR options. We’ll likely see many existing titles recieve Ps4 Pro patches soon after the console launches on November 10 2016. Director of Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us, Niel Druckman, has already hinted at what we can expect from the Naughty Dog line up.
Uncharted 4 and The Last of Us look stellar in HDR. Higher-res is cool too, but man… those sunsets in HDR… #PS4Pro
— Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) September 7, 2016
Developer’s have definetly had thier hands on the Ps4 Pro dev kits for some time considering the hot gamesplay sizzle reel Sony was able to share during thier media conference. You can check out the highlights here:
So, is 4K and HDR support enough to make you trade in your existing console? Let us know in the comments or tweet @TypicalGeeks