Sony reveals a new logo which will appear on all box art for games that support or feature enhancements when using the new PlayStation 4 Pro console.
It's been an exciting week for PlayStation 4 fans as the long awaited event in New York City finally revealed the first major upgrades for the console. Not only does the console have a new Slim model, but Sony finally revealed that the formerly rumored Neo was indeed true and was now called PlayStation 4 Pro. Many games are already jumping on board to take advantage of the new hardware with a new logo to help gamers identify which titles are enhanced.
Titles that feature enhanced capabilities for the PlayStation Pro will carry a special logo on its case or digital marketplace page. Games like inFAMOUS First Light, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Watch Dogs 2 will have a blue and white box with the words "PS4 Pro" followed by "PS4 Pro Enhanced" phrase underneath.
Even with the new logo however, supported PS4 Pro features will vary by game, as some will only take advantage of enhanced visuals, increase in resolution, or HDR10 support. For example, Mass Effect Andromeda, first shown off to the public at the aforementioned event, will support enhanced resolution for those using the Pro as compared to a standard PS4 console. A comprehensive list of supported Pro features will not be listed on the package.
It's also worth noting that games with this logo are not Pro exclusive titles, only that they feature upgraded features should the consumer have the PS4 Pro console. All PlayStation 4 games work with either console, though Pro owners will need to download a patch before any of the added functionality is enabled.
While the PlayStation 4 Pro is undoubtedly a more powerful console, the device is missing some components many figured would be standard. The biggest omission may be the fact that the Pro will not feature 4K Blu-Ray playback something which Microsoft did not let go unnoticed. The company wasted no time informing fans that its recently released Xbox One S does offer this functionality out of the box. In addition, Aaron Greenburg, the head of Xbox Games Marketing, took the opportunity to remind everyone that the mysterious Project Scorpio will remain the most powerful console when it launches next year.
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PlayStation 4 Pro launches on November 10, 2016.