Thank Goodness PT Transferred To My PS4 Pro

I received a PlayStation 4 Pro for Christmas, taking a glorious step into a high definition world that I’ve sometimes felt guilty about wanting to enjoy. Sitting down to set up the console this afternoon, I was filled with apprehension. Would all my data transfer over? What about that copy of P.T. I had on my hard drive? Turns out the process was surprisingly painless and I was being a total wimp about the process.

The PlayStation 4 Pro was, apparently, a gift from my family dog Kevin. I’m not picky when it comes to framerates or resolutions, but the idea of having smooth gameplay and colourful features like high dynamic range — which can bolster the colours you can see in a game provided you have the proper monitor — was compelling. I need to play a lot of games for work, so I might as well have a quality experience. I was thankful for the gift but nervous about transferring my data.

To transfer data between two PlayStation 4’s all you need is enough LAN cables to connect both to your local network. It took little more than a minute to wire both of my consoles up, which led my shiny PS4 Pro to automatically detect the system and transfer over all my data. The process took about an hour and a half. I’d kept certain games on my drive intentionally, including P.T, the Hideo Kojima/Guillermo del Toro Silent Hills teaser that Konami delisted from the PlayStation Network in 2015.

I’m actually surprised everything transferred over. As Microsoft picks up steam with programs like Game Pass, Sony’s approach to online infrastructure can seem a few steps behind the competition. I half expected some type of middleman service for uploading a suite full of saved data, but found I literally had to plug the PS4 Pro in and that was about it. It was a welcome surprise that’s given me an excuse to dive back into games like Red Dead Redemption 2 or yet another playthrough of Tetris Effect.

So if you’re nervous like I was, I’m here to say that there’s nothing to worry about. Upgrading was quick, painless, and now I get to walk around saying this like “Woah, Red Dead 2 in 4K owns, man.”


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    I’m not picky when it comes to framerates or resolutions, but the idea of having smooth gameplay and colourful features like high dynamic range — which can bolster the colours you can see in a game provided you have the proper monitor — was compelling.

    The non-pro PS4's have HDR too if the game and screen support it

      Cmon you don't expect the writer to actually know and understand the capabilities of the console they are using?

    PS transfers have been fairly reliable like that since PS3, connect consoles and leave it, only problem being if you were trading the original PS4 for the PS4 Pro, then you could only transfer by USB while having the original game disc in the console (DQ:Builder is about the only data that I have the didn't transfer due to this, since I returned the game after finishing it in under a week)

      You could however do a full backup to a suitably large external drive, and restore onto the new console which brought all my old data across. I was hard drive juggling too - upgraded to a 2TB drive in my launch PS4 after a few months when I realised how large some games were so moved that to the Pro and the Pro's 1TB drive is in my launch PS4 now... Slow but reliable. And I really wish it was so easy to upgrade drives on the XBox.

    PT is the only game that has corrupted on my PS4. It mysteriously happened about a week after it was removed from the PS store :/.

      There's actually a method you could use to get it again. I believe it's a method that will work even if people didn't have a license as well. Just needs a pc to use as a proxy server on the same network.
      It's been a while since I've done it though so it might have been fixed but it worked for me about 12 months after it was removed. Google "PT Proxy PSN"

    I’m still so pissed I missed out on PT

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