The Witness’ PlayStation 4 Pro Update Released, Supporting HDR and 4K

on November 19, 2016 3:52 AM

It’s time to re-invest time into the beautiful world of The Witness — according to developer Jonathan Blow, the PlayStation 4 Pro is out now. Blow has previously officially announced support for the mid-generation system around the time it was first released.

According to the patch notes, there will be some benefit to people with and without the new PlayStation 4 Pro. For those sticking to their base-model consoles, you have received HDR support — a boon for people with HDR compatible TVs.

Meanwhile, those with the PlayStation 4 Pro will now have the option of outputting in one of the three modes:

  • 1080p, 60fps, 4x MSAA (1080p TV support)
  • 1440p, 60 fps, 2x MSAA — upscaled to 4K, with text and UI rendered in 4K (4K TV support)
  • 4K 2x MSAA rendering, 30 fps

In comparison, the base model PlayStation 4 is only able to hit 900p, 60fps, 2x MSAA.

The Witness first released on Windows and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2016, and was eventually brought to Xbox One on September 13th. DualShockers reviewed The Witness saying it was “a remarkable achievement, and ultimately, such a pleasurable playing experience.”

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Lou Contaldi is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers, specializing in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.