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PS4 Pro Announced - 4K/VR/HDR Ready £349 November 10th 2016 release

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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    If you have a high res monitor, watch this video on the full quality 2160P60.



    I watched it on my 4K TV and it really looked just about as good as native 4K PC games (minus some obvious loss from YouTube compression). Assuming Sony didn't cheat, and the video was recorded in real-time from a PS4 Pro, this is a good sign that the hardware can handle it. I would guess there are some tricks happening, but it still looks great in my opinion.
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  • shadowfroggershadowfrogger Posts: 502
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    It won't be 60fps in 4k for most games, it won't even be 30fps in 4k on high settings. But playing 4k games on your tv at a price of $399 is currently awesome value. Espeically if you haven't jumped into this current generation(which a lot of people haven't). I just wish there was a 4th graphical option, a solid 60 fps with as high res as possible. Freesync I hear is coming to some tvs. I wonder if a firmware update could be possible
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  • jim1174jim1174 Posts: 124
    Art3mis
    edited September 2016
    Also rumours that our lovely Rifts will work on the Scorpio, although I don't know if that's official? 

    Forza/Rift  racing heaven for me.
    i own an xbox one and was not planning on getting a scoprio but if this rumor is true i will just have to sell my xbox one and get the scorpio
  • ConanConan Posts: 79
    Hiro Protagonist
    Whats all this 4k talk? Its UHD, 4k is a cinema standard with a higher resolution to accommodate for a wider image
  • Hodders67Hodders67 Posts: 57
    Hiro Protagonist
    Still think they have shot them selves in the foot not having a UHD Blue-ray. Unless you download uncompressed films to the HDD it will be as crap as Netflix is for UHD content. There's a big difference between Netflix UHD and UHD Blu-ray. Also people that have limited internet bandwidth will struggle downloading and streaming UHD material.
  • ConanConan Posts: 79
    Hiro Protagonist
    I have always used dedicated player's, I had three bluray players in my home theater before they started making them with region switching

    I also despise streaming, it looks horrendous on a four meter screen (particularly with the crap net we have in Aus)

    So I have a few thousand blu's and dvds, even some film prints. Yet to make the jump to UHD though

    All that aside, im about as likely to buy a new PlayStation as I was any other console of the past 15 years

    The death of Sega was it for me
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,328
    Project 2501
    How come nobody here has mentioned the optical sound? Apparently there's no optical out with PS4 pro either? Does anyone else here use optical out for sound like me with their current PS4 or PC? etc?
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  • notsramnotsram Posts: 1,238
    Wintermute
    I absolutely won't be buying one of these. I have a PS4 which I paid almost £500 (granted, I got a game, extra controller, camera etc. bundled) for less than three years ago.

    You buy a console because you know it's going to have a long shelf life. 6 years plus. You buy ONE piece of hardware and (peripherals aside), that's it. All you need to buy is the games.

    If they're going to bring one out every three years (and you can bet that if this is a success, the next one will be out even quicker), then I'm just going to move completely back to PC gaming and spend the console money on PC upgrades.
  • ConanConan Posts: 79
    Hiro Protagonist
    Optical audio? Thats been obsolete since hdmi, TOSLINK doesnt have the bandwidth to carry modern lossless standards beyond 2 channel stereo
  • Hodders67Hodders67 Posts: 57
    Hiro Protagonist
    what Conan said. if your outputting to an av receiver you should be using HDMI and PCM
  • metros269metros269 Posts: 37
    Brain Burst
    I had pre ordered the Xbox one s because of the 4k stuff. I cancelled because of the "neo"...yesterday I find out that it will not play uhd blu rays which baffles me. The reg ps4 I have now will do just fine. I pre ordered the Xbox one s again but this time the red gears of war one!
  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    If you're talking about the progression of video gaming in general, then yes I would have to agree that consoles are dead.

    If were talking about budget, second world country gaming then consoles are alive and well.

    Executives and investors don't care about gaming, or people having new, fun experiences; they care only about ROI. This is the only reason consoles still exist. It has nothing todo with actual gaming, and everything with stealing the most money possible from the poorest people.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,044 Valuable Player
    Such cynicism...

    *takes a cold shower.


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  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    edited September 2016
    Sorry it's just that with everything that happened in the most recent generation of consoles, how weak and disappointing they were, and seeing that people were still actually debating the legitimacy of 30 fps last year, just really makes me feel sorry for these people who have been led down such a sad path of ignorance and consumer abuse.

    I find it difficult having grown up with pcs, to see consoles as a legitimate means of enjoying modern age gaming as it should be enjoyed.

    Granted, I hate fiddling with pcs as much as anyone else and there's something to be said about the plug and play aspect, that is the only reason I own a console, but last generation just about cancelled that benefit out, because they were so depressingly underpowered.
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  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,328
    Project 2501
    edited September 2016
    I think anyone who has a current gen PS4 should not bother upgrading their console or TV for the new console. And I think you should only get the new console if your planning on getting PSVR. Otherwise just save your money.

    I'm going to stick with my current PS4 and enjoy Horizon Zero Dawn when it comes out and then ill sell up and upgrade to PS5 whenever that's out in the future.
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  • mbze430mbze430 Posts: 567
    Trinity
    steveoz32 said:

    Overall, consoles are dead anyway. They've moved over more towards PC tech, and as time moves on and modular machines / PC's become more maintstream Playstations and Xbox's will disappear. The consoles of yesteryear are a dying bread and these new machines do nothing to convince me otherwise.




    Consoles will never die.  It's the most "affordable" way to game.  The general public don't want to mess with drivers and setting up this and that to get a game working.  Nor they want to spend ~$1000 for a 4k UHD gaming computer.  General public want something they can plug in to a TV and put in a disc/download content and go.  and for $399-$600 it's a steal.

    Consolles will always have a place.  PC gaming market is a niche market.
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  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    Quantum information is also niche, but I could never really pride myself in knowing algebra.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,044 Valuable Player
    As I said previously, I genuinely believe PS4 Pro is meant to go hand-in-hand with the PS VR. PS4 always seemed to me like it would be under-powered to offer the best PS VR can offer even if reports from people using it have said otherwise.  I'm actually surprised Sony didn't release the PS4 Pro on October 13th but then again $800 for a new PS4 and PS VR is quite steep and a hard sell for most people no doubt. At least there's an option to spread the cost...kinda.

    I think my main concern with Sony's current strategy is a fragmentation of its user base. With a mixture of VR enthusiasts stuck with the PS4 original knowing there's a better option out there, those who want a PS VR but can't afford it and those who want the PS4 Pro but also desire the PS VR but can't afford both. Then others who will have both when they release. 

    If Zenbane is correct and there's a lot of VR sickness going about from untrained gamers when PS VR launches  then the used market might be quite healthy once stocks have replenished, offering the chance for more people to pick one up on the cheap - unless Sony tactically stifle supply and create an over-inflated used price market like we always see with new products.




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