THE MYSTERY IS OVER!
Not that it was much of a mystery in the first place to be honest, but a couple of the worst kept secrets in gaming were finally revealed at Sony's New York press event last night. First of all was the (shocking) news that the PS4 Slim was in fact a reality and could now be officially purchased for around £259.99 from Spetember 15th. Considering the actual console has been around for a while now that was pretty much a none announcement.
Bigger news is the fact that the PS4 Neo new has a terrible new name, the Playstation 4 Pro (for some reason) is designed to give the best possible experience for gamers. That mainly comes in the form of a graphical overhaul, which will also impact on a range of current games that SOny has promised to patch to allow them to take advantage of the Pro's higher capabilities.
The console has a superior CPU and GPU to existing models, comes with a 1TB harddrive as standard and supports 4K HDR - though obviously you will need a swanky TV capable of displaying such gorgeousness to take advantage. The release date is November 10th at a cost of JP44,980yen, US$399, EU€399, and £349.
Interestingly the console will NOT be able to play 4K Blu-ray discs which is a rather perplexing move, and Sony have said that games on older PS4 models may get some kind of enhanced visual boost going forward too. Which rather makes us wonder who the Pro is aimed at in the first place? As without a 4K TV able to process HDR graphics it isn't really offering much at all.
The full specs are as follows so decide for yourself if you want to splash the cash:
Source: Playstation Meeting / Videogamer