Wave goodbye to the PlayStation Neo, say hello to the PS4 Pro. Sony’s thrown down the gauntlet to Microsoft and its Project Scorpio Xbox sequel, revealing a 4K and HDR capable console (but no 4K Blu-ray) that’s going to supercharge both your existing PS4 gaming catalogue and the next wave of PS4 VR titles.
All PlayStation 4 games sold from October onwards will have to support both the new PS4 Pro console and the standard PS4 and PS4 Slim models, however developers will be able to patch support for the PS4 Pro’s power into older games to take advantage of the new visual features.
While Sony has yet to announce brand-new games that will launch with PlayStation 4 Pro support, it did reveal existing titles and previously announced games in development that will be given a 4K makeover on the new machine.
Here’s the list of every game we know about so far with PlayStation 4 Pro’s “Pro Mode” support:
- Battlezone (New!)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
- Battlefield 1
- FIFA 17
- Dishonored 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
- Final Fantasy XV
- For Honor
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Watch Dogs 2
- First Light
- Infamous: First Light
- Shadow of Mordor
- Days Gone
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Horizon: Zero Dawn
- Killing Floor 2
Also on show was PlayStation VR title Far Point. The sci-fi first person shooter seemed to be running with textures far more detailed than the earlier builds allowed for. This is particularly important for Sony’s headset, as some criticism has been levelled at its visual fidelity compared to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive competition.
The PlayStation Pro will launch November 10 for £349/$399. And while they’re not getting 4K support, all PlayStations (including the £249/$299 PlayStation Slim launching on September 15) will be getting a software update activating HDR support. Australian pricing has yet to be announced.
- Everything you need to know about the PS4 Pro