Will the PlayStation Pro mean the death of PC gaming? LOL. Probs not. But according to Andrew House, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s head honcho, one purpose of the PS4 Pro is to try to prevent players from moving on to PC.
During an interview with The Guardian, House explained that many people eventually bail on their consoles in exchange for the superior graphical fidelity offered by PC, and that the PS4 Pro hopes to put a stop to just that. He also makes it apparent that PC, rather than Xbox are their main competition. More after the jump.
PC has been, and will probably continue to be the most versatile, powerful gaming platform, and it seems like Sony is starting to figure that out. House explains in the interview:
I saw some data that really influenced me. It suggested that there’s a dip mid-console lifecycle where the players who want the very best graphical experience will start to migrate to PC, because that’s obviously where it’s to be had. We wanted to keep those people within our eco-system by giving them the very best and very highest [performance quality]. So the net result of those thoughts was PlayStation 4 Pro – and, by and large, a graphical approach to game improvement.”
House also ruled out any further hardware upgrade plans to the PS4 line-up, stating that “we think that for a really substantial period of time this is the PlayStation 4 lineup. We’re very comfortable with that.”
It’ll be tough to convince those seeking an advanced graphical experience to stick with console, especially with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 10-series and AMD’s RX-series cards going for fairly reasonable prices.