At a special event in New York today, Sony took to the stage to introduce it’s long rumoured, more powerful console, previously referred to as ‘Neo’ – it’s called PlayStation 4 Pro and it’ll have some interesting enhancements for the forthcoming PlayStation VR headset.
We’re just a few weeks away from Sony’s release of its first virtual reality headset, the PSVR, on October 13th. And now, Sony have announced that their much rumoured upgraded PlayStation 4 model is on it’s way but that it has enhanced support for PSVR.
What does this mean for forthcoming VR titles? On stage Sony’s Mark Cerny, gave examples of developers choosing what to boost once running on a PS4 Pro console. Increased Super Sampling, higher frame rates and enhanced world detail too are just some of the choices available.
One example in particular was shown running, this was Farpoint the new FPS title from developers Impulse Gear which Cerny stated had seen its image quality made ‘crisper’ for released on the PS4 Pro console and PSVR.
Technical details on the PS4 Pro are a little slim right now, but Cerny did state that it included AMD Polaris GPU tech and included a boosted clock rate. Interestingly though, the words used to describe the console’s raw power were cautious when it comes to native, 4k with Cerny choosing the statement “impressively close to the potential of 4k” to describe the pixels flowing forth from the new PS4 Pro.
When can you get your hands on this new console powerhouse? It’ll be available on November 10th for $399.
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