PS4 Pro is roughly twice as powerful as the normal PS4

The developer behind Horizon: Zero Dawn has claimed that the PlayStation 4 Pro is roughly twice as powerful as the regular PS4 model.

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim

Chatting after the PlayStation Meeting in New York City last night, Guerrilla Games’ Jan-Bart Van Beek made it clear PS4 Pro is packing some serious muscle under the hood, stating the new console is "about twice as powerful [as the standard PS4], actually probably a little bit more even, and there’s also extra CPU boost so it’s a little faster there as well.

"It can do things very close to 4K, and that’s an amazing achievement in itself. Looking at our own game [Horizon: Zero Dawn], it already looks very good at 1080p, but now at 4K it’s really, really so crisp and refined."


RelatedPS4 Pro specs confirmed

Sony unveiled the PS4 Pro during its press conference yesterday evening alongside the PS4 Slim. Prior to the reveal, the format holder had confirmed it was working on an upgraded version of its flagship console, then known as the PS4 Neo. 

Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn is just one of many titles that will take advantage of the console’s increased horsepower. The likes of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and The Last of Us Remastered will all featured HDR support. 

RelatedPS4 Pro vs original PS4

You won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the system either, as Sony last night confirmed a PS4 Pro release date of November 10, 2016. The new machine will retail for $399/£349.

The hardware giant was quick to point out, however, that the PS4 Pro is not intended to start a new console generation.