Crytek’s Technical Director On PS4 Pro’s Capability: ‘We’ve Only Started Scratching The Surface’

“The real question we should be asking is whether native 4K will be seen as an important enough feature for developers to prioritize.”

Posted By | On 10th, Nov. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


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Today, the PS4 Pro is finally available– and for the foreseeable future, at least, it will remain the most powerful console on the market, even if it is not quite powerful enough to push the kind of true 4K gaming that Sony wants to associate with it. GamingBolt recently sat down with Rok Erjavec, Technical Director at Crytek- Crytek is a studio for pushing tech to unbelievable levels, and if someone knows exactly what the new console is capable of, it’ll be them .

We decided to ask Erjavec about whether or not the extra power in the PS4 Pro can be used for meaningful improvements to games besides 4K, and he was extremely positive about the possibility. “Definitely, yes, and our own title (Robinson: The Journey) demonstrates multiple aspects of those improvements, and we’ve only started scratching the surface in terms of what is possible there,” he said.

Speaking about whether or not the PS4 Pro will be powerful enough to push native 4K visuals on modern AAA, Erjavec instead raised the counter question about whether or not native 4K is even something that most developers would see as a feature worth pushing.

“This is something that will vary widely with different games, so there really isn’t any one answer, unless we use a generalization without context,” he said. “But I would suggest that the real question we should be asking is whether native 4K will be seen as an important enough feature for developers to prioritize.”

Erjavec ‘s second answer is also in line with something a lot of people have been saying- that native 4K is simply not a feature that a whole lot of the market will be jumping at the prospect of, so there’s no point getting so hung up about it. To which I usually only say- remember when people said the same thing about HDTVs?


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  • Hvd

    and then in 3 more years the ps5 will be out.dont buy mid gen upgrades.

    • BillyBobby

      I’ll buy it.

    • Hvd

      pc is still better then this upscaled crap.

    • BillyBobby

      indeed, but at 400EUR/USD its great value.

    • Hvd

      add another $700 for a decent 4k hdr tv.so thats $1100 for most who dont have a 4k tv.

    • Guest

      And you’re still here doing you hating. Troll!!!

    • Aenea

      Pro is still cheaper

    • Aenea

      PC users do upgrades all the time, what’s the issue?

  • Eliezer Barreto

    jaja and some xboxts were talking about that ps4 pro was weak. jaja

    • Mark

      Well nah they’re wrong, it’s far from weak on console. I think what some are asking tho is, is it enough? Is the Pro capable enough for people to spend another 400 beans mid-cycle? Imo, yes, yes it is. I think the games will be obviously better lookin than PS4 and X1….regardless if they run native 4K or not. However, this is a subjective question. So for those that want more power, they’ll just have to wait for the Scorpio….to each his own brotha.

    • Psionicinversion

      an extra 400 well depends when you bought your ps4 but can always sell it anyway. Funny thing is the article says crytek pushing boundaries lmao… i made a post on here basically saying they USED to but now all the good people work at CIG on star citizen hahaha

    • Mark

      True man, CryTek used to be graphic gods…..s’ashame.

    • riccy

      Naughty Dog and other Sony first party studios are the new graphics kings

    • Mark

      To whom? Dice is top dog to me….speak for yourself

    • riccy

      To millions of people.

    • Mark

      So because millions of people bought UC4, they think Naughty Dog’s the best studio in graphics? And second, even if that were true, same can be said about BattleField 1! Where we goin wit this?

    • Psionicinversion

      because riccy blocked me because i owned him so many times . Tell him from me go watch this from Star citizen… the future of its planet tech and its only going to get 100x better…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdCFTF8j7yI

      funny thing is when gamespot put it out people were like is this for ps4 lol yeah like its crappy gpu has the power to render that…. and more

    • Mark

      My goodness wow. U know man I’m REALLY hoping Phil tries to get SC on Scorpio, but prolly won’t happen, due to Microsoft policies and whatnot. Still I’m hoping….it would be huge on console imo.

    • Psionicinversion

      I hope not it would ruin it

    • Psionicinversion

      well tbh the planet tech isnt even the future internally its right now, there already on v3 of it and we should see the v2 in alpha 3

    • riccy

      Notice I said Naughty Dog AND other Sony first party studios

    • Mark

      Ok just so we’ve a common understanding here, I meant the absolute best in the game! Best. However as for those who’re among the elite in graphics, in general, yes Naughty Dog’s in there, as well as some from other studios. But I wasn’t referring to that. When u responded, ur comment said Naughty Dog and first parties from Sony are king. Now I can counter and say the Coalition and Playground Games are king. But where we goin wit this? My point is BattleField 1 is head n shoulders above all them, imo. Dice are doing what I didn’t think they could on relatively weak hardware. Anyway, if that’s how u feel cool, but u sure ain’t convincing me any studio from Sony’s better than BF1….

    • riccy

      Above them all? I fully disagree completely, but believe what u want

    • Mark

      Well that’s ma point. We all have our own opinions on graphics. But when I stated that CryTek used to be the best at it, you jumped in and sad “Sony and their studios are the new king”. And so to jump in and state that, u speak as if that’s objective. As if there aren’t other studios that get praise just as much as Sony’s developers, or even more. So I find that odd for u to post that as if it’s biblical cannon….

    • Psionicinversion

      well youll still see all the talent in star citizen 😀

    • Mark

      True dat. That thing looks unbelievable

    • Psionicinversion

      there is no surface to scratch its pretty much the same architecture as ps4 just more powerful and thats it.

  • Psionicinversion

    im sorry gamingbolt but crytek USED to push visuals to bleeding edge… now they mostly work at CIG making star citizen and squadron 42. They have done well with robinson and steep which are cute little games but then couldnt complete Homefront and was a complete mess. also Ryse was visually pretty impressive and yup all the good people are at CIG… all you have to do is look at the procedural planet v2 thats headed by an ex-crytek guy to Marco Corbetta

  • Mr Xrat

    Xgimp rage inbound.


 

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