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Did The Playstation Meeting Dampen The Excitement For The PS4 Pro?

This week Antony is joined once again by James (@BIGsheep) as he completes his hat-trick of consecutive Lost Spark Pods.  In this episode the Sparks discuss the PlayStation Meeting, the Apple Event and of course there’s a little Bake Off thrown in too.

The biggest news of the week was the announcement (finally) of the PS4 Pro and the new slimline PS4.  In a somewhat dull and lacklustre announcement event in New York, Sony introduced the PS4 Pro to the gaming press and waiting public (via Twitch and YouTube etc).

So what is the PS4 Pro? It’s a 4K and HDR capable version of the PlayStation 4 (but with no 4K Blu-ray support) that’s going to beef up the visuals of both your existing PS4 gaming catalogue, via a forward compatibility patch.  The new console will also upgrade the quality of PSVR games either by framerate or graphical finesse.

In a surprise announcement the PS4 Pro will double the visual quality of PSVR games, a somewhat low-blow for the 40 million PS4 owners who may have pre-ordered their PSVR already.

On the plus side Sony announced that an HDR firmware update would be coming in the following weeks to all existing PlayStation 4s so if you have an HDR capable TV your PS4 visuals are going to get a free graphical increase.

Overall the event was a strange affair with a very post-show lukewarm reception from the gaming masses.  How do you feel about the PS4 Pro? Will you be buying the new console on day one? Let us know either in the comments below or on twitter (@LostSparkPod).

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