Middle-Earth Shadow of War Dev: PS4 Pro 4K Not Guaranteed, Specs Not As High As Xbox One X

Design director Bob Roberts says it’s running “great” on the original Xbox One and PS4.

Posted By | On 21st, Jun. 2017 Under News

Monolith Productions’ Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is looking good and with the kind of scale it’s promising, it’s safe to say that the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro versions will look the best on consoles. After all, that was the case with Shadow of Mordor, which didn’t even have the Nemesis system on Xbox 360 and PS3. But will 4K be possible on the PS4 Pro?

GamingBolt spoke to design director Bob Roberts and when asked about 4K on the PS4 Pro, he said, “We’re still optimizing for that. Obviously it’s more powerful than the base PS4. The specs aren’t quite as high as the X.”

“But I think we can still most of the graphics, Things that we’re still trying to pull off. Will still have HDR. I think we’ll still have 4K but I can’t guarantee that right now. I think we’re still optimizing.”

How does the game fare on the original Xbox One and PS4 by comparison? While resolution wasn’t discussed, Roberts did note that, “It’s doing great on those. We can be confident that even with the end seeing epic hundreds of enemies battles that we’re still going to maintain a solid 30 frames all the time on those consoles as well. And it’s just pushing the graphics up on those higher spec machines.”

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is out on October 10th for current gen consoles and PC. Thoughts on it possibly not having 4K resolution for PS4 Pro? Let us know below.

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    Native 4K on the Xbox One X but native 4K not guaranteed for the PS4 PRO version
    Well PlayStation fans better get used to this because this will be the norm going forward

    • C. Hoffer

      Isn’t that the nature of tech?
      Besides, it’s the has been the opposite since the release of the One and PS4. The One users had to suck it….for 4 solid years. It’s about time M$ stepped up to the plate and flipped it.

      Now M$ just needs to supply games with good stories, large detailed areas and new multiplayer action, rather than the old tired car racing and halo multiplayer that got old before this gen consoles even hit the ground 4 years ago.

    • Luke Skywalker

      The Xbox is the multi-player box. Story driven comes in second. Just like Sony doubled down and focused on their strength which is single player story driven games, Microsoft Xbox needs to also double down and focus on their strengths which is multi-player games.

    • adamswagem

      yeah totally, thats why PS4 has exclusive content with Destiny 2 and is gonna get the DLC early for Call of Duty. not to mention the playerbase is gonna be way larger on ps4. youre a jabroni.

    • Guest

      MS is not the multiplayer box, Sony been took that crown since this gen, you’re still living in the 360 era. Get with the times kid.

    • Dougdec92

      Thank you but Phil may as well say no to this wisdom

    • Guest

      Just like MS fans had to get used to it for the past four years but MS made them pay $100 at forst for it and now its doing it again, $100 (or more) and a year later. And still no exclusives.

    • Guest

      AC:O on 1x isn’t native 4k, its dynamic and checkerboarded, same thing with Anthem, its not native 4k and this is going to be the norm going forward.

    • Mr Xrat

      Even though checkerboard 4K 30fps has been the norm so far on that sad little upgrade of yours, Kirk, just like we said it would.

      At least we know why the delay happened though, gotta downgrade all those textures. Thanks Phil!

  • Poseidon team

    fake 4K (with 1080p assets) incoming for PS4 Pro in 3, 2, 1… For the players.

    PS: Project Cars just confirmed 4K/60fps on Xbox One X… and “not ready to talk about the resolution running on PS4 Pro”… LOL

    • Guest

      You do know that Shadow of Mordor is dynamic 4K on the Pro and keeps native 4K res 80% of the time right? And I didn’t hear you x bots b itching when PCars was only 900p and had a worst framerate on the X1. But now it suddenly matters to all you fanboys, hmmm. And btw, according to your logic, AC:O is fake 4K on 1X, since its dynamic checkerboard 4k.

    • berj79

      ps4 pro is a pos, yes & for today’s tech its ancient crap.

    • Guest

      And so is 1X (a POS), and yes its also ancient crap for today’s tech.

    • berj79

      as you say Mr Pony 🙂

    • Guest

      As you say Ms. Bot 🙂

    • Smart guy

      Not for consoles it’s not. The 1X is very strong and will get better with the next few years before the next xbox/ps5

    • Luke Skywalker

      Where did you get this “80% of the time” from, out of your end point again?

      Also fake 4k is fake 4k whether it’s on ps4 or Xbox.

    • Guest

      I got it from the fact that Shadow of Mordor holds native 4K res at least 80% of the time on Pro, its a fact. And I agree that fake is fake no matter the system.

    • Trey Zachery

      Regardless of the final resolution, the 1X will be running the higher quality textures and assets. So the games will in fact have a noticeable difference in appearance.

    • Riggybro

      “Also fake 4k is fake 4k whether it’s on ps4 or Xbox”

      Is this why Microsoft has forced existing pre-orders of the X to be cancelled? Because of the “true 4K” marketing thing? Are they rewording their advertising?

    • Luke Skywalker

      it’s best you stop making yourself look like a fool. can you point me to where “Microsoft has forced existing pre-orders of the X to be cancelled”, because as far as I’m aware they’re not allowed to set up any pre-order because their console hasn’t passed FCC testing which is something you already know. so why the stupid comment from you?

      hey just an fyi, if you don’t have anything meaningful to say or at to the thread then it’s best you don’t say anything to me. cool? peace

    • Riggybro

      I guess you weren’t one of the people affected.

      My Xbox x friends pre-ordered and have had their pre-orders cancelled and have had an email explaining which doesn’t explicitly say “because of 4K” but it is due to an order from MS.

      We assumed it was related to the 4K thing (danger of being sued maybe?)

      Yeah sorry about replying to you. I forgot about your condition(s).

    • Luke Skywalker

      interesting lie you have going on there buddy.

    • Dougdec92


    • berj79

      expected, ps4 pro is underpowered crap..

    • Guest

      Just like X is underpowered and overpriced crap. Why is NFS, AC:O, Destiny, GOW and Crackdown all 30fps? And expected, MS fanboy are just crap.

    • Dapsy
  • Cenk Algu

    And yet the desperate Sony fans arguing this:


    This N4G is full of them and I laugh hard every time I go there read something negative about XOX.Hey poor Sony fans if a dev intends to utuilize the real power of XOX here is the result

    “Obviously it’s more powerful than the base PS4. The specs aren’t quite as high as the X.”

    • Giselle Brady

      It’s 30 fps on Xposed X and doesn’t say anything about native 4K. Nice try! Xposed X fails, again.

    • Cenk Algu

      Xposed now is the famous quote on N4G.Tell me which one are you in there? I laugh hard.Please cry more hahahahhahahahaa

    • Guest

      Boo hoo hoo, you cant take the truth. X is weak, its only 30fps. I laugh hard.Please cry more hahahahhahahahaa

    • Yet the Xbox One X is still more powerful than the Pro. So what is your point?

    • angryguy77

      hahah oh man are they trying hard. This x1x has caused these drones to really lose their minds. It’s like watching a collection of idiots try and talk themselves into believing there will be no difference between these two consoles. I can understand them saying their games are better as that’s just an opinion. However, to try and convince people that there will be no difference between the two systems when there is over a 40% gap in power is laughable.
      For a people who tell us games>power, they sure spend a lot of time talking about power.

    • Guest

      Oh you mean just like how x bots tried to hard and lost their minds for the past four years? Yeah, you know exactly how it feel.
      Oh and p.s the difference will be so small that most average people wont be able to tell, at all! A ha sucka!

    • angryguy77

      hey xrat, forget your login? You clowns don’t care about power, but you’re so desperately trying to convince anyone who will listen that the pro will keep up with the x1x.
      You guys don’t even realize how badly you’re setting yourselves up to be mocked even more than you are now.

    • Guest

      Hey moron, I’m not Xrat, but you can stupidly keep thinking I am but i’ll continue to laugh at you. We don’t even talk the same. But the Pro is already keeping up with the Dynamic/checkerboard box X. Pro already has a ton of 4k/60 and 4k/30 games on it.

    • Yet you think people could tell 1080p from 900p? Guys like you are the reason I stopped playing games years ago. Insulting people because they choose to play games on a different piece of plastic than you do.

    • Cenk Algu

      And the worst part is,nobody cares what they say or what they think.They just type in pure desperate mode.Jesus I am pretty sure that they try to wipe out their tears hahahahaha

    • Guest

      Says one of the longest running and pathetic fanboys on any site. Cenk Algu. How did you like having the underpowered box for the last four years? that got the less games and has no real exclusives left? Its funny how X bots think that a system that is coming out a year later and costs a $100 more is somehow impressive when that’s just the way technology works. The fact is you still got no games and games will still be far superior on the PC, 60fps Shadow of War, Destiny, GOW4, NFS Payback and so on, all 30fps on 1X.

    • Luke Skywalker

      Look who’s calling others “pathetic fanboy”, non other than the original pathetic fanboy

    • Guest

      “Look who’s calling others “pathetic fanboy””

      Yeah, you, you pathetic fanboy!

      “non other than the original pathetic fanboy,

      Make sense, re tard, how am I the “original pathetic fanboy” when I haven’t even being around as long as you?
      Typical dumb fvck

    • Mr Xrat

      I remember when that slaphead loser spent a year crying about how DX12 would save his little Xbone.

    • Cenk Algu

      why do you talk to yourself ?

    • Mr Xrat

      That’s because the Xbollox is the blunder of the year, Turk. 🙂

      So sad your worthless little upgrade is being held back by the Xbone, jst like we said it would.

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    • Mr Xrat

      Microsoft lies, what a big surprise.

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  • Luke Skywalker

    Hmm I wonder how he got to do that since
    1) pre-orders are against the law
    2) pre-orders never went live for the console yet
    3) it seems you’ve now changed your argument from pre-order to placeholder pre-order….what the what the hhell is placeholder pre-order??

  • Luke Skywalker
  • Ocelot forgot his meds

    Yeah it’s a no brainer for me.
    Have a look see at Forza 7 destroying GT sport.

  • uhMayzedHD

    When articles came out saying Xbox One X was going be more powerful than the Pro this isn’t even a suprise this shouldn’t shock anyone this article is pointless. Are there going to be article that say Microsoft is the owner of Xbox One X?

    Graphic Power
    PC > Xbox One X > PS4 Pro > PS4 > XONE > Switch

    Tell there a new console Sony or Nintendo that how that it going to be for now on. But I’m sure Sony is not worried they in a huge lead and got advantage over Microsoft and that is exclusive all thoses games they show at E3 you going need a Playstation to play thoses games graphical power don’t win a console generation it’s games.

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