Uncharted 4 PS4 Pro Being Retooled, Horizon Zero Dawn And Days Gone To Support Upto 2160p

Checkerboarding is a popular technique for resolution increases.

Posted By | On 21st, Oct. 2016 Under News


Interesting things are happening with Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro en route to its launch. As noted in its reveal, the upgraded console will allow for current gen PS4 titles to run at increased resolutions and feature improved visuals.

Speaking to Digital Foundry, system architect Mark Cerny revealed some of the changes that would be coming to PS4 titles that run on the PS4 Pro. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, for example, is currently being retooled as the team is “taking another look at rendering strategies,” according to Cerny.

Checkerboarding seems to be the popular technique among the majority of releases with nine of the 13 revealed utilizing it. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Days Gone and Horizon: Zero Dawn will all run up to 2160p resolution with checkboarding and super-sampling will bring these down to 1080p on full HD screens.

There is an anomaly though – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided uses checkerboard rendering and also adopts a dynamic frame buffer. This causes the resolution to shift between 1800p and 2160p depending on the complexity of some scenes. As for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, it will use native rendering at a dynamic resolution so while the actual resolution can vary, it will generally fall between 80 to 90 percent of 4K.

The PS4 Pro is out on November 10th worldwide. What are your thoughts on its capabilities? Let us know below.

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  • crizz1066

    Really hope they’re not wasting too many resources on this.

    • Mark

      True. If they’re focusing so much on the resolution, then I wonder at what level the graphics settings are…

    • crizz1066

      I’m just more interested in what new stuff they can come up with. Not just giving a bit of spit and polish. U4 was a beautiful game in the 1st place. Not much to really improve upon!!

    • sampson3121

      look at Horizon ps4 pro and you can see how much more UC4 can be improved,

  • Nintengods

    1920×2160 for Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn


    Sonycucks lose again

    • Funny

      You can’t be serious, especially with a name like that? For $100 more, you get a console with more than twice the processing power of its predessor and you’re complaining? Go back to your WiiU lmao

    • Nintengods

      PC with a cheap GPU like the RX 480 destroys PS4. Killing floor only running medium settings and drops to 30FPS with low quality textures.

      1800P is the new 900P. LOL

    • Funny

      Here’s what I have to say to that. Firstly, PS4 has the exclusives that I want to play, Uncharted, Driveclub, TLOU, etc. Secondly, go take a look at the COD Modern Warfare remaster running on PS4, then go take a look at the original game running on a beast PC. When you understand that a beast pc from years ago has way better specs than the new PS4 Pro, ask yourself, why doesn’t the game blow the PS4 version away. The answer is very simple, devs always prioritize consoles, and push the boundaries on consoles, PC gamers have to settle for slightly better resolution and frame rate, but innovation always start with consoles.

    • Nintengods

      Battlefield 1 on PC has already blown P$4 away. Crysis 3 already blew P$4 away years ago. And that COD Remaster is coming to PC next month with Infinite Warfare where it will blow the P$4 and P$4 Prolapse versions away.

      Innovation only happens on PC and Nintendo consoles

      Stay losing, Sonycuck :^)

    • sampson3121

      said the person that will buy a Switch, lol

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      this guys a foool!! hahaha Typical PC gamer lool

    • Nintengods

      I’ll buy a Switch because it has games and play big multiplats on my PC while you damage control your 4K upscaler and 24FPS $400 trashstation 4 prolapse :^)

    • Bilal Prince-Ali

      innovation only happens on PC!!!!??? ahahahahahhaha loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!! what was the last thing PC innovated fro ma gaming standpoint! Last time i checked innovaiton lives with console and Nintendo!!! You must be joking!

      PC gamers liek you need to understand NO ONE cares about you! and Devs themselves shun your platform because you will accept whatevers given to you because your platform is a god damn AFTER THOUGHT! AND NOT PRIORITY!! loool

      Hope you enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2 🙂 LOOOOOOOOOOOL

  • Dougdec92

    Remember when story and actual gaming content was the name of the game, Our relentless demands are what is giving us our gaming troubles.Not hating on progress though.

    • sampson3121

      all three are important. other wise we wouldn’t have console generations

    • Dougdec92

      True though

  • Mr Xrat

    More Xgimp tears.

  • Hvd

    i dont believe anything sony says.i dont trust as far as i can throw their ps4 out the window.

    oh and title typo author.its up to instead of upto.

    • sampson3121

      it’s a company, what’s there to trust?


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