Sony announced a successor to the PlayStation 4 today, but it's not intended to replace the console launched back in 2013. Instead, the PlayStation 4 Pro is an upgraded tier of console that is designed to play the same games as the existing PS4 at a higher fidelity—meaning, with 4K resolutions and HDR (high dynamic range).
PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro price/release details.
Confirming rumors first reported back in March, the Pro sports an improved CPU, GPU, and greater memory bandwidth than its predecessors, and it will ship on November 10, priced at $399. Sony's Mark Cerny confirmed a 1TB hard drive will ship in all PS4 Pro consoles, which looks much like the existing, slight-angle, all-black PS4 model, only with a "third-wedge" addition to its width. Other technical specs were not announced at the press conference.
Cerny introduced 4K footage of PS4 Pro-compatible games launching in the future, including Ubisoft's For Honor and Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man game, along with previously released games like last month's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. During these demonstrations, Cerny made clear that models and textures were the "exact same ones that were created for the PS4," with the newer Pro system pulling the rendering weight to boost to something that works on a 4K display. He stressed that the system pulled the brunt of the work, as opposed to game developers, so that "smaller teams can bring their titles to PS4 Pro and the new world of higher resolution displays."