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4K Playstation Pro? Don’t get too excited

by on19 September 2016

No games and a basic Blu-Ray disk

While many had hoped that Sony’s new PlayStation 4 Pro would herald a brave new age of 4k gaming, they  might have to scale back their expectations – at least for now.

Firstly the PS4 Pro has a bog standard Blu-ray drive and does not support 4K Blu-ray disks. Something as basic as that was even something Microsoft's Xbox One S managed. True, the new Sony console does support 4K gaming, but it looks like there won't be many games available for owners to play at native 4K resolution.

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House sheepishly admitted that the majority of games will be upscaled rather than being real 4k. However he did not think that it was 'misleading' to promote the PS4 Pro as offering a true 4K gaming experience when most titles will be upscaled.

“Whatever the term is, it's a question of whether people see a demonstrable difference in the game experience or not, rather than the term we use to apply to it. I think that's what people are looking for and they'll make their judgement as to whether that's working for them or not, he said.

Over time, more games will launch with support for native 4K resolution on the PS4 Pro it looks like gamers could be waiting a while.

We will see the PlayStation 4 Pro launches in November, priced at $399, which is still not a bad price.

Last modified on 19 September 2016
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