The Witcher 3 got a PS4 pro patch today. People can finally play in 4K with High Dynamic Range (HDR) support without having to navigate seas of vegetation magically popping in as they travel.
The PS4's “5.50" firmware update hit today adding some new features as well as supersampling. What the hell is that you might be asking? Basically, supersampling allows you to downscale 4K output to whatever type of TV you’re using, so even if you don’t have a 4K TV the image will still look much better.
When it was originally released in 2005 on the Playstation 2, Fumito Ueda’s Shadow of the Colossus was a technically ambitious game. The game revolves around a sword-wielding hero named Wander on his quest to resurrect a young woman by travelling on horseback across the vast “Forbidden Land” killing 16 giant colossi.…
The Xbox One X update for Fallout 4 arrived this week, and while Microsoft’s machine delivers the best-looking un-modded version of the game on a console, Digital Foundry’s in-depth comparison found the PlayStation 4 Pro’s version ran a tiny bit smoother. That’s the difference full 4K makes.
Oregon-based company Toast makes covers for phones, laptops, tablets and game consoles out of real wood. When they asked me if I’d like to give their PS4 Pro cover a try, I said, “Sure.” When they asked if I wanted anything etched on it, I said, “I like squirrels. And Marvel’s Squirrel Girl.”
When Prey first came out, players were confused to find that, despite coming in a box that claimed the game was “PS4 Pro Enhanced,” it did not look or play measurably better on PS4 Pro. Same resolution, same framerate, same options. Now, however, Bethesda’s finally added some bells and whistles.
Final Fantasy XV’s PS4 Pro update just hit. Version 1.05 brings the game’s PS4 Pro frame rate up to 60 FPS. On the Xbox One and PS4, the update increased FFXV’s level cap to 120 and added more Camera Roll storage, a portal music player for chocobo rides and limited-time hunts.
The PlayStation 4 Pro support patch for Fallout 4 arrived this week, delivering 1440p resolution, increased draw distances and enhanced Godray effects. YouTube’s Candyland created a video demonstrating the small but significant enhancements players can expect from the patch.
Games built or patched to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s extra power run significantly better on the newer console. Boost Mode is an upcoming feature that puts that power to work on non-optimized PS4 games, and as Digital Foundry discovered, it works pretty well.
You find the strangest things at bankruptcy auctions. Like, say, PlayStation 4 development kits full of stuff from the now-closed developers of Sleeping Dogs.
In its first four days on sale in Japan, the PlayStation 4 Pro sold 65,194 units in Japan. Famitsu adds that during that same week (November 7 to November 13), Sony sold 28,318 consoles for a estimated total of 93,512 PS4s, Pros and all.
I’m a lot more interested in seeing a PS4 Pro be slowly dismantled on camera than I am in ever going out and buying one.
Short version: The new PS4 Pro is a more powerful version of an already good console. We like the PS4 a lot, and the Pro doesn’t do anything to diminish that. However, it’s going to be a while before we know just what that added horsepower will be used for.
When the PlayStation 4 Pro goes on sale next week, there will be over thirty titles optimized for the console, with more slated to hit by year’s end.
Sony says they won’t ask users to pay for patches on the PlayStation 4 Pro, despite some vague comments made by an executive this morning. “We will not charge consumers for patches,” a Sony representative said in an e-mail to Kotaku today.
Did Kirk and I think the PS4 Pro was impressive or underwhelming? Find out on today’s Kotaku Splitscreen. Or right here. Underwhelming. The answer is underwhelming.
Sony’s new, more powerful $399 console, the PS4 Pro, has been designed to improve the graphics of new and old PS4 games. But conversations with developers at the PS4 Pro’s reveal event in New York City on Wednesday made it clear that it will also make console gaming more complex, introducing greater variation in a…