Yes that’s right the PlayStation Pro isn’t the only thing getting HDR compatibility, the ol’ dog PS4 is as well!
One of Sony’s biggest talking points for the PS4 Pro is its support for High Dynamic Range content. However, players won’t have to wait until November 10th to see what HDR is all about. Sony’s Andrew House announced that a firmware update due out next week will make all PS4s HDR compatible.
What does HDR actually do? Well, House went on to talk about how HDR enhances the visuals of games by offering a wider range of colors on HDR-compatible displays.
House also revealed at the PlayStation Meeting and confirmed afterwards as well, that many games (mostly Sony first-party ones) will be receiving patches to inject HDR content, though there is currently no word when these individual patches will come.
HDR is cool, but at the moment to me — to an untrained eye — it just looks like an added vibrancy filter.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.