Apparently ogres aren't the only things that come in layers now.
Announced during the recently held PlayStation Meeting in New York, the long-prolonged "Neo" has finally been given a name, face, and release date. What was once named after a Matrix protagonist has now been christened as the PlayStation 4 Pro, which will be released in Japan, North America, and Europe for US$399 (no word on a Philippines release date yet, sadly).
So what IS new
with this updated console, aside from the fact that it looks like a stairway to
heaven when lying down and a horribly stacked pile of books when propped
Well for one thing, players with 4K televisions will now be able to enjoy counting the little hairs of Nathan Drake's stubble with the added graphical quality that the updated console gives. It'll also help with those pesky frame rate issues that have plagued console games since time immemorial. Think Bloodborne is too slow? Hopefully the Pro will help with that!
Hmm, what else is there on this list? Ah!
The default PlayStation 4 Pro also comes with a standard 1TB hard disk drive for storing more games, downloadable content, as well as all those videos you recorded of yourself playing Overwatch (don't lie, you know they're there).
Aside from that, the new console will also be backwards compatible with all the previous PlayStation 4 releases and features the new controller which has a light indicator on the top portion of the touchpad.
Apart from all this, Sony also announced a new PlayStation 4 which will replace the older models come September 17, 2016 and be available at US$299 (it will be out in the Philippines on September 24 with a projected retail price of P17,300).
This PlayStation 4 Slim, as everyone seems to call it, is everything a supermodel version of a video game console should be. It's lighter, quieter, more energy efficient, and doesn't take up as much space as a real supermodel does. Plus, it plays video games!
Sadly though, the console still keeps the 500GB hard disk drive and does not look as flashy as its older brothers do. The things supermodels do for fame.
To top it all off, both these consoles as well as the current PlayStation 4 models will support HDR imaging technology, meaning that graphics will look a lot prettier (though not as good as those rich kids with their 4K TV).
More details regarding the lineup of games for the PlayStation 4 Pro will be announced as its release date draws near.
I'm a believer. (You thought that Shrek reference was going nowhere, didn't you?)