Sony’s upgraded PlayStation 4 ‘Pro’ gaming console that starts shipping in November will run all PS4 format games. However, games that will take advantage of the new console’s 4K gaming capability will have a special logo on the case. If you are buying the game directly from the PlayStation store, the logo will also be visible there.
Some of the games that will be 4K ready for the PlayStation 4 Pro are – Uncharted 4, Fifa 2017, The Last of Us: Remastered, Infamous First Light, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and more.
The slimmer version of the PlayStation 4 will start shipping on September 15. The benefits of HDR (High Dynamic Range) gaming will come to all PS4’s however, considering the displays support it. All users of the PS4 will start receiving firmware updates soon.
PS4 will not be a 4K Blu-ray player, unlike the Xbox Scorpio – but will have auto-upscaling for Blu-ray discs. PS4 Pro will also need a subscription to 4K-compatible content streaming, as well as a compatible 4K TV/display. It will let you stream 4K content from websites like YouTube and Netflix.
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro was announced at Sony’s event on September 7, and features a x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” CPU with 8 cores. It comes with 1TB of storage and an 8GB DDR5 RAM. It comes with one AUX port, 3 USB 3.1 ports, a BD/DVD Drive, one HDMI out port and an Ethernet port. PS4 Pro will also have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Microsoft will be launching its next generation console, also known as Project Scorpio in 2017. It is expected to be capable of 6 teraflops (PS4 Pro will have 4.2 teraflops) of computing performance, and will support 4K gameplay, as well as virtual reality. Sony’s own virtual reality gaming headset launches on October 31, and will be compatible with all PS4 models.