Sony Won’t Charge For HDR/4K Patches, Third-Party Developers Potentially Could

With the announcement of the PlayStation 4 Pro last week during the PlayStation Meeting in New York , upcoming titles as well as pre-released titles will have patches in order to upgrade to the revamped 4K standards for the PS4 Pro.

That means that you only have to buy a single copy of a game knowing that it will be compatible on any PS4 system – even multiplayer features will function across the platforms.

GameTransfers report that the games coming to the PS4 Pro will see stability and frame rate improvements alongside enhancements on resolution and effects.

During the PlayStation meeting, anticipated titles like Horizon: Zero Dawn and Mass Effect: Andromeda were showcased in stunning 4K with vibrant visuals running at a smooth 30FPS.

President and Global CEO of Sony, Andrew House in the PlayStation blog stated, “even if you own a HDTV that does not support either 4K or HDR, PS4 Pro still provides a number of benefits,” he continued, “all games will run in 1080p resolution, and some will even run in a higher or most stable framerate.” 

House went on to state that developers will be updating, “previously launched PS4 games to add PS4 Pro support, while other developers are building PS4 Pro support into upcoming releases.”

This means that titles releasing from October onward will have to support the new PS4 Pro console alongside the PS4 and PS4 Slim models.

PS4 Pro vs PS4 Slim

Senior Vice President at Sony Computer Entertainment, Masayasu Ito, spoke in an interview with Japanese publication Game Impress Watch regarding whether or not if developers will be charging for a game’s 4K HDR patch.

Ito commented, “It will be different for each title. I believe it will depend on the thinking of each licensee.” 

There was a bit of uncertainty floating around if Sony would be charging a patch fee for their own titles, however a representative confirmed to Polygon that they won’t be charging consumers for patches.

Pre-Released Games

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Infamous: First Light
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • The Last of Us: Remastered
  • The Witness
  • Paragon

Unreleased Titles

  • Battlefield 1 – October 28
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – November 4
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – November 4
  • Days Gone – 2017
  • Dishonored 2 – November 11
  • Farpoint (PlayStation VR) – TBD 2016
  • FIFA 17 – September 27
  • Final Fantasy 15 – November 29
  • For Honor – February 14, 2017
  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands – March 7, 2017
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn – February 28, 2017
  • Killing Floor 2 – November 18
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda – Early 2017
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider – October 11
  • Spider-Man – TBD
  • Steep – December 2
  • Titanfall 2 – October 28
  • Watch Dogs 2 – November 15

The PlayStation 4 Pro will set to launch November 10 for £349/$399 while the PlayStation Slim will release September 16 for £259/$299.

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