Does The 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Improve Your Gaming Performance?
With the growing popularity of the next generation of Virtual Reality (VR), there is a lot to talk about when it comes to the battle for hardware supremacy. Right now companies have been focused on one seemingly esoteric factor: the trade-off between image resolution and frame-rate.
VR has been popular
With VR, how a game is to be displayed isn't going to be just a matter of aesthetics; it can also severely impact user comfort and even function. In designing and their respective headsets, the teams behind Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vice chose to offer high display resolutions. Each headset sports a powerful 2160 x 1200 overall output, comfortably trumping PlayStation VR's 1920 x 1080 fidelity.
Less image quality for more FPS
So with this being said, why did Sony choose to make the trade in image quality? One factor is that PlayStation VR has declined peak resolution in order to prioritize running at an impressive 120 frames-per-second (FPS), which ultimately beats the 90FPS offered by HTC and Oculus. Technically, some content for Sony's headset is enhanced from 60FPS to the full 120FPS with the use of an approach named reprojection, but the point stands. PSVR sacrifices resolution in favor of the most comfortable movement.
Why VR is so good
That potential for massive fluidity means a much lesser jarring experience, as you spin your head when inside a virtual realm, in which turn serves VR's ultimate offering which is 'presence.' Presence is the most striking element of a quality VR experience. The sense that you really occupied the world you are playing on. But as potent, as that experience can be, with a glitch of the screen image, the illusion can come crashing down.
The PS4 Pro is powerful
The PlayStation 4 Pro, which has already offered several advantages including VR, is hoping to bolster Sony's position in the console gaming industry. With a faster CPU and more powerful graphics processing than its predecessors, the PlayStation 4 Pro promises to incorporate the capabilities of the PlayStation VR hardware.
4K + VR = AMAZING
The boost the PlayStation 4 Pro provides to PlayStation VR slightly adjusts the framerate-slash-resolution trade-off, potentially improving both image and movement quality. This improvement, however, is strictly limited by the existing PSVR hardware, which is currently locked at 1920 x 1080 resolution. This means that whatever technical powerhouse you plug into Sony's headset, the screen is the size it is.
Preparation for VR
However, the enhanced PlayStation does promise to improve framerate smoothness, as well as consistency for the VR functionality, which should further remove glitch and blur from any virtual reality game optimized for the Pro. A lot of future PlayStation VR releases will definitely come 'Pro-ready', while numerous existing titles have already been improved for the machine through an update.
Gaming on a PlayStation will never be the same
For those charmed by the improvements to graphical fidelity, there should be some appeal. With all things said, the addition of 4K VR to the PlayStation Pro has really bolstered the franchise console to a high degree. With this incorporation, gaming will significantly improve on the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Is The 'PlayStation 4 Pro' Only For People Who Have 4K TV?
Whether you should be upgrading to Sony's high-powered model of the PlayStation 4 Pro console depends solely on one device: your Television. Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro, which was officially introduced this month, boasts a lot more horsepower, and the ability to provide 4K resolutions in selected games as well as other compatible video services like Netflix. But unless you own a native 4K TV or is planning to buy one, Sony's standard video game console will still serve you just fine.
Nintendo Classic Mini NES' Beats 'PlayStation 4 Pro' And 'Xbox One S' In Sales, But How?
According to several reports, Nintendo's throwback NES console is unanimously the hottest gadget this Christmas, despite being considerably less powerful than the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4 Pro. If the Nintendo Classic Mini stock shortages will prove anything, it's that Nintendo has still got that golden touch in it.
Best 'Black Friday' Deals For PlayStation 4 Pro And Xbox One S Consoles And Games Revealed
For 2016, GAME have officially revealed that their Black Friday deals will be a day early, launching online from 8 P.M. today, November 24th. The high street previously announced some early deals to tease and appeal towards the shoppers. But the biggest savings on console bundles, all the gaming accessories, as well as the bestselling games, are set to go live later tonight and early tomorrow morning.
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