The PlayStation 4 Pro is very popular in the UK and around the world, offering console gamers the first chance to play their favorite games on the local 4k, some games. However, PS4 Pro does not magically improve the entire 700 + PS4 game library with developers needing to add support to push through a software patch. Which makes it even more confusing; PS4 game features support which support? We have collected some of the best game features PS4 Pro support to ensure you get the most out of your console.
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ark: Survival Evolved only launched on PS4 at the beginning of December 2016, but it is already one of the few games that supports the PS4 Pro. Unlike many other games, the open-world dino-survival game provides gamers with a number of graphical settings, allowing a choice between 720p60 or 1080p30, although the framerate does depend on your choices in the “advanced graphics” section. Talking about the PS4 Pro, Studio Wildcard (the developers of Ark) claimed that the performance was akin to a $900 gaming PC – not bad for a £349 console.
This is not just a specific PS4 Pro, but PlayStation VR PS4 Pro. Eve: Valkyrie, once an eye rift rejection, is now also used for PSVR and HTC Long Live. Eve: Valkyrie is undoubtedly one of the most popular graphics and impressive VR games, and the recent PS4 Pro patch offers pro gamers an enhanced graphics and shadows in a variety of amazing environments for fighting dogs. Everything is a bit clearer than before, making the experience more immersive and enjoyable.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The already gorgeous Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also got the PS4 Pro treatment, with both 1080p and 4K TV owners reaping the benefit. While those running Mankind Divided at 1080p will see increased graphical fidelity, those playing on a 4K TV will see the same improvements alongside a native 4K resolution, providing a much cleaner image on-screen.
The Last of Us Remastered
As well as being one of the greatest games ever made, The Last of Us (or at least the remastered PS4 edition) provides PS4 Pro support. For those with a 1080p TV, the game renders at the “highest resolution” and downscales the super-sampled image to 1080p, providing enhanced graphics and clearer edges. 4K TV owners have two options: you can either play at native 4k (3840×2160) at 30fps, or run it at 3200×1800 and achieve 60fps gameplay. HDR support is also included for both 1080p and 4K TV owners too, although only for HDR-supported TVs.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is a great example of a Pro-supported game done right. 4K TV owners get not two but three different graphical settings to choose from, including one that renders in full 4K at 30fps. The other two options are also offered to those using a 1080p TV, with the choice between 1080p gameplay at “up to” 60fps, or 1080p at 30fps with enhanced visuals. The last option improves overall image quality using things like hardware tessellation, anisotropic filtering and more.