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Sony PlayStation Meeting - As it happened

Sony made us wait for the PlayStation Meeting to begin, but when it did, so did the excitement.

Before we got started, popular Games Presenter Geoff Keighley gave us a little picture of the stage, which just happened to have some 4KTV's on display, what could be in store we wondered.

Andrew House was first on the stage to talk all about PS4 and how it would shape the future for PlayStation. House revealed that the PS4 has now sold over 40 million worldwide.

The first reveal was the PS4 Slim and will release on September 15 for £259. We expect there will be plenty of deals by Xmas.

Next to be announced was PS4 Pro. Sony's next generation PS4 aimed at more hardcore PlayStation gamers.

The new system has more than double the power of the orginal PS4's GPU. The CPU clock rate has also been boosted. It also comes with a 1TB HDD as standard, enhancing the areas seen in the screen below.

Mark Cerny showed off some 4K footage running on the new console. This included Spider-Man, For Honor and Rise of The Tomb Raider. Watch Dogs 2 was also shown, giving us a look how great it'll look on the new hardware. Of course watching on a live stream doesn't do the gameplay justice, so Sony will provide footage on YouTube should you have a 4KTV to check the footage out on.

PS4 Pro will support HDR and was shown off using Days Gone. We were also shown Uncharted 4. We were also told that if you connect to a standard TV then you'll get enhanced visual effects and better performance too. Shadow of Mordor and For Honor were shown in this way and show improved performance. In fact many games will be patched to improve performance, event many of those you already own.

PSVR will also be improved using the PS4 Pro thanks to a doubled rendered pixel count, a better framerate and more.

Horizon was demoed using PS4Pro and whether it was running on PS4 or PS4Pro we'd imagine it'd look just as stunning either way - It's a fantastic looking game. Again if you have a 4K HDR TV it is best that you download the footage so that you can get a look at just how great this game will look using PS4 Pro.

PS4 Pro will bring a transformation in the way players experience their games according to Andrew House. He also says that games will run in different ways with PS4 Pro, although every game, whether on PS4 or PS4 Pro will have to run just as well when it comes to performance. Therefore if you own a PS4 any future games releases are guaranteed to work as they do now.

Activision came on stage to talk about Call of Duty and PS4 Pro next. The publisher says that it can offer a better framerate, 4K Graphics and other areas of better performance. We are also told that Black Ops 3, Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare will all support PS4 Pro at launch.

EA were next on stage to reveal that FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 will support PS4 Pro, as will Mass Effect Andromeda. We even saw some Mass Effect Andromeda gameplay which was running on PS4 Pro. Lovely.

House says that Movie performance is improved too, with a new Netflix app coming that'll support 4K and HDR. YouTube is also getting a PS4 Pro app. Every PS4 will also be upgraded next week to support HDR, which is amazing news.

PS4 Pro will release on November 10 for £349.

Edited On 07 Sep, 2016

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TOM 4 months ago
Can't wait to preorder ps4pro!
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Chrissay 4 months ago
Me too lol :)
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Yasin 4 months ago
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TOM 4 months ago
The next couple of months are going to be expensive, vr and the pro.....ahh well you can't spend money when you're dead so bring it on shopto...take my money
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kilz0r 4 months ago
C'mon shopto... I wanna preorder that shizzle!
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TOM 4 months ago
Preordered! thanks shoptp
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MATTHEW 4 months ago
Pre ordered, can't wait.... Thanks shopto for being fast, as always.
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PHILIP 4 months ago
It's gonna be an expensive run up to Xmas this year... will preorder mine next week :-)
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superniceguy 4 months ago
Why not preorder now? You do not need to pay anything now, not until Nov, and if you do not think you will have enough then cancel. I waited to do the same with Gears of War console and the price shot up from 349 to 399 within a few days, before I planned to preorder. I'm not losing out again.
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CHRISTOPHER 4 months ago
have to but 4k tv and pro forgot it

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