Sony PS4 Pro: Will beefed up Playstation 4 console support 4K Blu-Ray?

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Sony’s PS4 Pro will NOT support 4K Blu-Ray – despite Sony owning the format.

The new console, out November 10 for $399 (£349) was confirmed at tonight’s big “PlayStation Meeting” in New York.

It is aimed to sit alongside the PlayStation 4, rather than replace it. It’ll support full 4K gaming, as had been expected , as well as featuring an upgraded GPU, boosted clock rate and a 1TB hard drive.

But PlayStation EU exec Jim Ryan told BBC News that PS4 Pro will not include a 4K Blu-Ray player, a format Sony developed.

Twitter users were split on the decision. Some said it was ‘shocking’, but others felt it was a sensible decision considering the direction physical format films and TV is heading.

However, popular features like Youtube and Netflix will have updated apps to take advantage.

The big takeaway from Sony’s “>PS4 event: pic.twitter.com/RVfPiPUf2L

Showing off the PlayStation 4 Pro’s 4K gaming capabilities, Sony showed a reel of 4K video games – including the upcoming Spider-Man game from Insomniac Games, as well as Tomb Raider, For Honor and more.

Guerrilla Games’ much-anticipated Horizon Zero Dawn, where gamers play as a woman hunting robotic dinosaurs (it can’t get much better than that, surely), was also showcased.

Horizon: Zero Down gameplay for PS4 Pro being shown. Looks great pic.twitter.com/er18CnFQja

We also got to see an extended gameplay trailer for the slightly-less hotly anticipated Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

News Source MirrorNews

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