When the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) launched last month one of the titles available on day one was Enhance Games’ Rez Infinite. Then last week Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced all the titles which would come optimised for PlayStation 4 Pro, which arrives this Thursday, 10th November. Today the studio has now gone into greater detail on what enhancements gamers will see using the new console.
Writing on the PlayStation.Blog was Tetsuya Mizuguchi, President and CEO of Enhance Games, who started off by talking about his gratitude to both fans and development partners alike.
Going onto the visual fidelity performance PlayStation 4 Pro offers on 4K compatible TV’s he said: “The benefits you’ll see in Rez Infinite on your PS4 Pro depend on your home setup, but, for example, those of you lucky enough to own a 4K-capable display can enjoy both classic Rez and Area X in stunning 3840 x 2160 resolution; that’s right – the entire game runs in native 4K!
“From classic Rez’s simple shapes and stark lines to all the thousands of tiny particles that make up everything in Area X, this increased resolution brings a sharpness and crisp clarity that really adds to the experience.”
But it was PlayStation VR that Rez Infinite was originally designed for and the headset does make use of the consoles capabilities: “Similarly, those of you who have PS VR hooked up to your PS4 Pro might notice Area X looking a little different than you’re used to,” said Mizuguchi. “That’s because the image being passed along to each of your eyes is being rendered at a higher resolution (1920 x 1080, instead of 1440 x 810 on a standard PS4), before being passed to the PS VR headset. Even though the final resolution it’s displayed at on the headset in the same either way, the extra rendering from the PS4 Pro makes a difference: each particle looks a little more clear, a little more solid, adding up to objects and enemies that look more distinct and “real,” whether close-up or at a distance.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of PlayStation 4 Pro, reporting back on its benefits for VR.