Don’t get your hopes up too high for native 4K.
Most PS4 Pro games won’t support native 4K resolution. They will instead be upscaled, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and Global CEO Andrew House told Digital Spy at Tokyo Game Show this past weekend.
“I would say the majority will be upscaled — at least based on the game portfolio I have seen to date,” said House.
House’s statements leave open the possibility that the console’s library could move toward more native 4K resolution titles in the future. For the foreseeable future, however, it sounds like that will not be the case. Instead, gamers will have to rely on 4K upscaling, which is something Sony previously announced would be patched into select existing PlayStation 4 games.
With the central value proposition of the console seeming to be gaming in 4K resolution, Digital Spy asked if House’s admission meant it was fair to say Sony’s promise of 4K PlayStation 4 Pro games was disingenuous, but House said he did not believe that to be the case.
“I think that whatever the term is, it’s a question of whether people see a demonstrable difference in the game experience or not, rather than the term we use to apply to it,” he added.
The PlayStation 4 Pro will launch on November 10 for $399.99.