Titanfall 2 Isn’t Native 4K On PS4 Pro

“PS4 Pro is not native 4K and I would be surprised if anyone saw native 4K with AAA level games any time soon.”

Posted By | On 24th, Oct. 2016 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Titanfall 2

The upcoming Titanfall 2 will be compatible with Sony’s PS4 Pro console, but it won’t be supporting native 4K output natively. This makes sense, if you think about it, given that the PS4 Pro isn’t powerful enough to output a game like Titanfall in native 4K resolution.

It’s not native 4K and I would be surprised if anyone saw native 4K with AAA level games any time soon,” Executive Producer Drew McCoy said to Stevivor. “It just takes so much processing power. It’s unbelievable amounts of just GPU grunt to do that [native 4K].”

So if not native 4K, what will Titanfall 2 be doing on PS4 Pro, then?

“It’s a PS4 that’s faster. We’re able to increase the resolution, we have high-res shadows, and maybe higher particle counts. The frame rate is more stable; we have dynamic resolution scaling on all consoles, but it scales down less often on PS4 Pro to maintain 60 frames-per-second.”

That’s a bit disappointing, but a lot of this might be down to the fact that Respawn simply didn’t know about the PS4 Pro’s existence until very late in the game’s development.

“We did not get much of a heads up, like most people,” said McCoy. “So we didn’t get a tonne of time. Like no one even knew about it until….I don’t even know, but it was late. Since it’s just the PS4, but faster, it’s really not that hard to say ‘when running on PS4 do this, and when running on PS4 Pro do that.’

“Because we also made the PC version, we have some knobs we can tweak, so we just spent some time making sure it still runs well and looks good on PS4 Pro. You know, making sure it doesn’t look any worse at all. That’s the requirement: it can’t run any worse or look worse than on PS4. So it runs better, looks better and has no bugs on PS4 Pro.

“We definitely wanted it to be [on PS4 Pro]. When you’re making a AAA game, you want to be seen as a AAA game, and what kind of big budget game is not going to be seen on PS4 Pro? You really want to be up there. So when Sony did the unveiling, we just weren’t ready to have something to show yet. I was on phone calls with them, but the schedules didn’t line up.”

That’s a shame- but hey, maybe Titanfall 2 will have proper enhancements added to the game after release, a bit like how Watch Dogs 2 is handling it. Titanfall 2 will be launching on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 28.


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  • kma99

    Lazy developers. How can you not hit 4k with 8.4 tf of pure pony power.

    • Luke Skywalker

      Lol 8.4?

    • kma99

      Sarcasm. This will trigger crazy black man to go on a rant.

    • Luke Skywalker

      Oh lol

    • efnet

      Lol yea hes easily triggered
      Which is why i blocked him, which also triggered his emotions again lol

    • jp

      hes actually not heres, seems odd since he is always doing damage control.

    • Tomaterrrx

      Lol he is here.

    • Carleton Legrant

      Who cares there Upscale method is just as good Native is just a word Upscaled 4k from 1800p is very hard to see a difference. All these fanboys going on about Native they would not know the difference unless Digital Foundry told them.

    • kma99

      Interesting yet they would tell the difference from 900 to 1080. Yet no one will be able to tell 1800 to 2160. Ironically gamespot already did a comparison and they could tell the difference.

    • jp

      lets just see if the game sites focused on those 120 lines of resolution to flame the console war will be invested in doing the same with the Pro vs Scorpio…

    • kma99

      Wont matter by then. It will be about the games again.

    • jp

      ‘save the Playstation’ campaign… and BTW, games? like what games? PS4 exclusives coming at least late 2017 or even further I mean Sony is known for delaying games at least 2 or 3 times.

    • Dougdec92

      But they come out better than battlefield 4 and Record esp. Be patient ma guy

    • Carleton Legrant

      Yeah they could tell the difference by getting real close to the screen It is not as noticeable as you think. it is only like a 5 percent difference and only really noticeable if you are super close to your screen. I dont know about you but I play games at least 5 feet from the screen.

    • Dougdec92

      Well said, that’s where all the wannabe tech savvies get their their flowery tech lingo

    • jp

      that thing will run on pony tears and bump the power to equalize with the Scorpio…. hahahaha.

  • DA-ROOSTER

    The PS4 PRO also uses dynamic resolution? The PS4 PRO is a joke Sony messed up big time

    • jp

      remember when dynamic resolution looked awful for Digital Foundry and a lot of other gaming websites in Halo5? yeah well they wont rememeber nothing about trashing dynamic res, now is a big thing thanks to the Pro? hahaha double standars

    • Carleton Legrant

      Oh really why because you say so Tell me how many consoles have you built man everyone thinks they are all a sudden Console designers, Fanboys are getting more retarded every day.

    • efnet

      How are you any different?
      Youre here trying to do the same exact thing.
      And if im not mistaken youre also that wack job who said its best to compare the ps4 pre to the xbox one s lol
      Tye xbox one s is compared to the ps4 slim and ps4 pro will be put with the scorpio…

    • Carleton Legrant

      Well I did say that way before any of us new what the NEO was going to be. I honestly heard from a friend who has a inside source and he told me the Pro was going to be the slim. I had no clue they were going to make a Slim. I will say this The Pro feels like a Mid cycle upgrade. What we are learning about the Scorpio That sounds like Microsoft waving the white flag and starting over. It seems like they are ending the Gen. I know this is not the way it is but it does not feel like a Mid Cycle upgrade. All Im doing is saying there will not be that much of a visual difference to really even notice.

    • Mr Xrat

      I’d like to see MS do better this year for $399, Kirk. Oh what’s that? They can’t? And they won’t in a year? Amazing.

  • jp

    EXACTLY.

  • Mr Xrat

    Xgimp tears will be exquisite when it isn’t 4K on the Shitpio in a year as well, if they can be bothered patching it for a dead console’s dead refresh in a year.

    • crazy_black_man-

      LOL. The Xbox will be so dead in a year that it’ll have worms and maggots crawling through it.

  • Tomaterrrx

    Good. I prefer better visuals than all this 4K crap.

  • Bethesda seems to be supporting the pro with native 4k in Fallout 4, Skyrim SE and ESO. Also NBA2K17 supports native 4k and 60fps. So Drew McCoy needs to read the news a little more often. I’m not saying every game will be capable of native 4k but it is more common than not.


 

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