“PlayStation 4 Pro” Officially Announced: More GPU Power and a Boosted CPU

“PlayStation 4 Pro” Officially Announced: More GPU Power and a Boosted CPU

During its PlayStation Meeting in New York, Sony Interactive Entertainment officially announced the mid-generation successor of the PlayStation 4, PS4 Pro

The console will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 4K (using special rendering techniques and upscaling). It will be an alternative to the PS4, but it won’t replace it.

It will have” more than double” the GPU power than the original PS4 and a CPU with a boosted clock rate. It will let you use your old content, and will come equipped with a 1 TB hard drive.

Even if you don’t have a 4K TV and you can’t use HDR, developers will be free to use the extra power of the new console in different ways. Patches for “half a dozen” already released first party titles are already in the works, on top of several third party titles.

The same disks and downloads will work on both PS4 and PS4 Pro, and both will connect to the same PSN that we all know and love.

Update: price and release date have been announced. You can check them out here.