Tech Giants Sony have confirmed the fact that the upcoming Sony Playstation 4 will not come with an Elite controller as speculated many times before in the past couple of weeks. A year back, Microsoft released its gaming box competing with PS4 which is the called Xbox One Elite controller and proved to be popular among hardcore gamers. The big contenders in the console gaming industry usually offers more than one type of controller for a console, like in both Xbox and Nintendo users to play their games with different controllers, but Sony’s viewpoints regarding this particular notion remains unchanged and unchallenged as the Playstation makers have decided to stick to their planned controllers even the though the company has big plans to appeal to the hardcore gaming audience with the new PS4 Pro.
In an interview with The Verge, Sony’s Mark Cerny, revealed that the latest PS4 Pro will not be coming with more than one controller. When asked about the potential release of a high-end controller for the PS4, Cerny stated that “we want to keep PlayStation 4 as a single unified audience.” He also added that they need to be quite careful to the enhancements we add to the controller. Cerny also shed light on certain aspects of this premium console by Sony and how it is different from its previous ventures in attempting to provide a never-seen-before gaming experience.
According to Cerny, the new console has a second, identical GPU configured next to the original, with a 14 percent boost in frequency to 911MHz, which more than doubles the processing power of the Pro. While the standard PS4 produces 1.8 teraflops, the PS4 Pro achieves 4.2 teraflops. The console uses the same eight Jaguar CPU cores but clocked at a higher speed. It also makes use of its system memory in a more efficient fashion, using a higher bandwidth on the 8GB of GDDR5 memory to squeeze out an additional 512MB for game developers to make use of. An additional 1GB of convention DRAM was put in the Pro to help it switch applications, so software like Netflix will be stored on the DRAM when open but not in use.
So keeping in mind the fact that the new PS4 Pro will be a tremendously high-end console which will appeal to gamers on a whole new level, it is also known for a fact that Sony does not have any plans for an elite controller in the recent future. However, third party options are still a worthy alternative like the Emio Elite Controller is going to be launched in the first week of November at a price of $89.99.
The Sony Playstation 4 is slated to be launched on November 10 and the console will be priced at $399.