With the arrival of the Sony PS4 Pro which promises a lot of gameplay horsepower improvements such as 4k-ready capability, improved innards such as using an octa-core APU among many hardware tweaks the bottom line is having the Pro will mean you have the latest, greatest, and most powerful iteration of the PS4 to date. But it seems that Sony’s latest incarnation of the console is causing problems to some games saying that games actually run worse on the more powerful hardware and it is driving gamers who bought the system nuts.
The Creators of the Sony PS4 Pro Has Some Explaining to do
Gamers are reporting that the Sony PS4 Pro isn’t as good as advertised to the point that some games that have been optimized for the Pro is running worse especially when played on the regular Sony PS4.Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry reports that The Last of Us Remastered generally just runs fine on the new machine with options made for the more powerful machine becoming available such as playing in 3000×1800 resolution at 60fps or upscaling the whole game to 4k at 30fps and setting it to 60fps will result in frame drops but by just a bit. The problem comes if you want to drop it down to a rather modest 1080p; it’s weird but it seems to be some sort of software issue that Sony needs to fix. The 1080p mode has no HDR features and it downsamples the 1800 resolution to regular FHD 1080 and surprisingly this lower setting causes framerate issues.
Other games have been noted to exhibit the same framerate issues as The Last of Us Remastered, games such as the latest Skyrim Special Edition is getting framerate dips in some areas in which the regular original PS4 did not struggle with. Other games with interesting problems on the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro include Deus Ex: Mankind Divided which is reported to be better in every regard when ran on the more powerful machine but there are some weird hiccups that just isn’t present in the vanilla machine. Issues with Deus Ex is a framedrop in the first mission where it would be locked in at 30 in the vanilla machine but is unlocked when it comes to the Pro, this allows for a sudden noticeable drop in frames especially when it drops from 60 to 30 and it could be quite annoying given that the Pro is a much more powerful machine, it’s mind-boggling to think that it would be less-optimized than the lower-powered vanilla PS4.
It should be noted that this is mostly software issues and developers are still learning about the intricacies of the Sony PS4 Pro. Expect patches from the developers to come and fix the issues but what’s done is already done, it has given Sony a bad look and you can hear laughter all the way from the Microsoft camp.
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