Titanfall 2 PS4 Pro vs PS4: Prioritizing Frame Rate Over Pixels Yet Again

How does Titanfall 2 performs on the PS4 Pro? Let us find out.

Posted By | On 04th, Dec. 2016 Under Graphics Analysis | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


If there is anything that needs to be praised about Titanfall 2 besides its fantastic gameplay, it has to be its rock solid 60 frames per second performance. In fact 60 frames per second was such a high priority for Respawn Entertainment that they had to use a dynamic resolution buffer on both the PS4 and Xbox One to achieve their goal for fluid gameplay. In short, the base PlayStation 4 version of Titanfall 2 never runs at a consistent full 1080p resolution. This puts the PS4 Pro version of Titanfall 2 in an interesting position because it has to prioritize frame rate over resolution, especially for its multiplayer offerings.

As a result the game neither renders the game in native 4K or checkerboard 4K while playing in Pro mode on a 4K TV. Instead it sticks to 1440p resolution whilst maintaining a rock solid 60 frames per second on the Pro. This is a compromise we are ready to accept due to the higher performance on offer here. As we have noted before, Pro enhancements will vary from developer to developer and not every game is going to run at checkerboard 4K resolution; and for a fast paced shooter like Titanfall 2, running the game at a lower resolution than 4K seems to be the right approach.

So where does that leave 1080p TV owners? Here is the thing. The base PS4 version was consistently switching its resolution based on performance; however Titanfall 2 on the Pro seems to be running closer to 1080p resolution most of the times. This is an appreciable gain for 1080p TV owners as it obviously results into better image quality overall.

Regardless of whichever platform you decide to play Titanfall 2 on you can be rest assured of rock solid performance across the board. We prefer the playing the game on the Pro version in 1440p as it gives us a nice mix of superior image quality along with an assured superior performance.

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