PS4 Pro 4K Games and Videos Guide

It’s been a whole year since we launched PS4 Pro – how times flies! If you’ve just picked up a PS4 Pro and a 4K TV, or maybe you’re thinking about taking the plunge over the holidays, you’re probably on the hunt for as much 4KTV-friendly content as possible.

So the PlayStation.Blog team put together this guide to help readers new to the PS4 Pro scene. We’ve collected some of the top picks that show off PS4 Pro’s numerous benefits. And with more than 225 available games that deliver an enhanced experience on PS4 Pro, there’s no shortage of content to choose from.

PlayStation 4 Pro

First, a quick overview on 4K and HDR. 4K content (games or video programming) displayed on a 4K TV will result in a clearer and more detailed image, giving you four times the pixels you see in full HD content. This greatly enhances the experience in games like Gran Turismo Sport, giving you a stunning view from the driver’s seat as the impressive visuals of the track environment race by. I often describe the feeling of watching 4K as “looking through a window” into the world shown on screen.

Getting the best 4K out of your PS4 Pro

HDMI: If you’re the kind who moves your PlayStation between rooms or homes regularly, make sure that the pack-in Premium High Speed HDMI Cable makes the trip too, as it’s the key to getting 4K resolution out of your Pro-4K TV pairing. Need a second cable? Don’t worry: Premium High-Speed 4K-compatible HDMI cables can be found at prices comparable to standard HDMI!
Calibration: When you boot up your PlayStation 4 Pro for the first time, head over to the Video Output section of the console settings. There, you can tweak the resolution, RGB Range, HDR, and Deep Color Output. If you have a 4K TV and get a message about an application supporting 4K and the output displaying in 2K, the fix may be available in your TV’s visual settings.

HDR is another recent display technology that can bring striking benefits, generally in the form of more vivid, dynamic colors, deeper blacks, and brilliant highlights when watched on a compatible TV. You’ll notice how HDR enhances the colors in Horizon Zero Dawn’s lush and vibrant environment, bringing Guerrilla’s vision to life in vivid detail.

Ideally, you’ll have 4K and HDR working together, which is showcased beautifully in the dynamic weather and lighting effects of Days Gone using dynamic 4K and HDR. More games will start to support both 4K and HDR as developers spend more time on PS4 Pro. Even more ideally, you’ll be watching all this content on an OLED-based TV… but that’s a topic for another post.

All these enhancements add up to a superior gaming or viewing experience. Read on to see our top picks for the new PS4 Pro and 4K TV owner. Got a recommendation to add? Leave it in the comments below!

Games for PS4 Pro

Developers tap into PS4 Pro’s increased power in different ways, with the ability to choose various features and enhancements depending on the experience they want to achieve for the gamer. Examples include giving frames per second (FPS) a boost, which produces smoother locked framerates or faster targeted framerates; graphics enhanced with anti-aliasing technique – for example, you can see images with soft features such as rounded corners and faces appear smoother and more visually realistic; displaying imagery that is more intricate, increasing the amount of images on screen at once. Here are a few games we recommend for a PS4 Pro newcomer.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn and its new expansion The Frozen Wilds boasts a beautiful dynamic 4K implementation on PS4 Pro, which means crisp, clear vistas bristling with dangerous machines. The HDR implementation is a stunner too, especially with light sources: sunsets radiate rich reds and oranges, while staring at the sun is almost blindingly bright. Additionally, a recent free update enables players to favor resolution or framerate performance via an in-game setting — the choice is yours!

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2

What’s already an all-out beautiful game with gorgeous use of color and high frame rate on PS4 gets a significant boost on PS4 Pro, offering up a more consistent framerate and higher resolutions. A good excuse to revisit one of 2016’s best games.

Titanfall 2

The Witcher 3

Missed one of this generation’s greatest RPGs? Here’s your chance to catch up. Two-and-a-half years later, The Witcher 3 gets a new layer of visual luster thanks to a new PS4 Pro update that adds 4K support and a slight boost to performance.

Injustice 2

Injustice 2

Short of sneaking onto a comic book movie set, Injustice 2 on PS4 Pro gives you the best-looking superheroes possible. Already outputting combat at 60FPS during battles, Injustice 2 on PS4 Pro in 4K comes runs at higher resolution with enhanced motion blur, depth of field and overall higher quality post-processing. The HDR support also lends the characters and special effects more pop.

Injustice 2

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo has spent the last two decades pumping out legendarily impressive visuals, while ensuring its place as the real driving simulator. Now, GT Sport hits a new top speed on PS4 Pro. On top of the 4K resolution and the multitude of HDR options (including a setup process that lets you test out how you want colors to display before hitting the track), you can also have an option to choose between a more consistent framerate or a higher resolution.

Injustice 2

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft’s latest adventure brings some tantalizing graphics options for PS4 Pro owners. The 4K Visuals setting is a great choice for 4K TV owners with its high resolution, while the High Frame Rate and Enriched Visuals settings lock the resolution at 1080p but offer enhanced performance or visual detail, respectively. One of the more impressive examples of what PS4 Pro can do — it’s a feast for the eyes.

Injustice 2

NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18’s PS4 visuals are already sensational, but PS4 Pro amps up the all-star visuals to Hall of Fame territory. The already courtside-quality visuals (which run at 60FPS during gameplay) get a 4K upgrade with PS4 Pro, making every player including those created by users for MyCareer mode crystal-clear on a 4K HDR TV.

Injustice 2

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 includes dynamic 4K visuals to make your raids look suitably eye-popping. Definitely a visual standout on PS4 Pro, and we are beyond excited for the HDR update coming on December 5.

Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II

Featuring an increased dynamic resolution for gameplay on 4K displays and a more consistent framerate, Battlefront II on PS4 Pro is the premiere console to experience the all-new campaign and a multiplayer experience that spans all three cinematic eras.

Hellblade

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice: This atmospheric journey really shows what PS4 Pro can do. It looks razor sharp, but you can also choose to emphasize framerate instead. A standout PS4 Pro implementation for Ninja Theory’s inspired game.
In addition to all of these gorgeous titles you can pick up today, there are several titles we’re looking forward to on the horizon that showcase the power of PS4 Pro, including Marvel’s Spider-man, Far Cry 5, and Days Gone.

4K Videos

With a subscription, Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube support 4K streaming on select content, and Netflix recently added an update adding HDR for PS4 Pro users. Here are a few shows that show off what’s possible.

Jessica Jones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)

The combination of 4K streaming and HDR adds grit and atmosphere, with the show’s deep black levels and super saturated colors practically popping off the screen.

Jessica Jones

Stranger Things (Netflix)

Season 2 is out now! Stranger Things’ 4K streaming and HDR adds depth and nuance to the hit show’s mysterious tone.

Future Man

Futureman (Hulu)

Watch Future Man, Hulu’s latest Original Series, in 4K on PS4 Pro when it premieres. This new comedy series from Executive Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), a janitor-by-day/gamer-by-night tasked with saving the fate of humanity. All episodes now streaming only on Hulu.

PlayStation Trailers (YouTube)

This feature only scratches the surface of 4K content, but if you want to whet your appetite for more, check out PlayStation’s YouTube channel, which includes 4K videos and trailers of top current 4K games like For Honor and Watch Dogs 2 as well as upcoming games like Days Gone!

Capcom Cup 2017: Finalists to Compete for Prize Pool of Over $370k

Hello all Street Fighter V fans! We’re winding down the Capcom Pro Tour, getting closer and closer to Capcom Cup 2017.

For a second straight year, we offered Capcom Pro Tour DLC, which helped generate a bonus for Capcom Cup’s prize pool. This year’s bonus contribution to Capcom Cup’s prize pool will exceed over $120,000. That means with a base prize pool of $250,000, the Top 8 finalists will compete for a prize pool worth more than $370,000 and rising at Capcom Cup 2017.

We want to thank all of our fans for the support they’ve shown in the CPT DLC initiative. The CPT 2017 DLC is still available and because many of you asked for it, we brought the CPT 2016 DLC back at a reduced price. The offer lasts until November 29 so you still have time to purchase the DLC and contribute to Capcom Cup’s prize pool!

Here’s what comes in the CPT 2016 DLC bundle:

Street Fighter V: Capcom Cup

Street Fighter V: Capcom Cup

Capcom Pro Tour 2016 Pack – $9.99

  • Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Chun-Li
  • Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Cammy
  • Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Necalli
  • Capcom Pro Tour 2016 Stage: “Ring of Destiny”
  • 1 exclusive CPT themed color option for all 22 characters (PS4 only)
  • 2 Exclusive Titles: “Capcom Cup 2016” and “Capcom Pro Tour 2016” (PS4 only)

Below is the full pricing breakdown for the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour content:

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Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Pass — $24.99

  • Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Ryu
  • Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Ken
  • Additional Costume (“Capcom Pro Tour”): Champion’s Choice Costume – Guile
  • Capcom Pro Tour Stage: “Ring of Pride”
  • 1 exclusive CPT-themed color option for all 28 characters
  • 2 Titles: “Capcom Cup 2017” and “Capcom Pro Tour 2017”

Thank you all again for contributing to another amazing year for the Capcom Pro Tour.

Capcom Cup 2017 takes place December 8-10. The first two days of the event take place at the Hilton Anaheim and will feature the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier and Top 32 action.

You still have time to register for the Last Chance Qualifier. Online entry is $20 and some of the best players in the world, including GRPT|Infiltration, GRPT|MOV, and Splyce FChamp have already signed up to compete for that final spot in Capcom Cup 2017. Visit the official registration page for more info.

Capcom Cup 2017 Finals day will once again take place in the PlayStation Experience arena. If you can’t be there in person, you can catch the live stream on the CapcomFighters Twitch channel.

Arizona Sunshine’s free DLZ launches next Tuesday!

Hey all, Trevor from Vertigo Games and Vincent from Jaywalkers here. We are excited to let you know that next Tuesday Arizona Sunshine’s free DLZ update will be available to all PS VR players, including not one, but two additional maps for its survival-style endless Horde mode!

Each of these new maps is bigger and allows for a more dynamic play style than the Horde map you’ve been enjoying up until now. Both are playable solo and for up to four players in co-op multiplayer.

Setting out to create more Horde mode maps, initially we really wanted to play with the element of darkness. That’s why the campaign’s dark Old Mine was a natural fit for the first new map. Only this time, there are way, waaaayyy more Freddies jumping at you from its dark pits and corners.
 

Old Mine is built in such a way that it requires you to think tactically, promoting team play more than before. In a larger play area compared to the first Horde map, it’s wise to have some players stay on the lookout while others go on supply runs. We manipulated item and zombie spawning so that most ammo and weapons spawn outside of the more comfortable areas, forcing you to take chances.

A unique twist on the Horde mode gameplay is the need of a flashlight – a much needed source of light in this map. Teams start out with only one though; you will need to overcome some waves before you have enough for all players. Good thing you’re not afraid of the dark.

Arizona Sunshine

The second new map, Undead Valley, is set in an entirely new location: An old, zombie-infested warehouse-turned-underground casino close to Las Vegas, Nevada. Yep, Freds have jumped the border and we’re not about to let that go unnoticed.

In contrast to the Old Mine, which encourages you to find a tactical position to fight from, Undead Valley encourages exploration in an ever-expanding play area. Weapons, ammo and tactical spots are much more scattered, forcing you to keep moving to stay ahead of the horde. You will need to unlock new areas, both in- and outdoors, by blowing up obstacles with grenades or opening doors with keys found throughout the level, making this map feel somewhat like a mini adventure.
 

In this second map we’ve also replaced the familiar zombie waves with an intense, ongoing influx of zombies for the ultimate survival challenge.

We hope to see you in the new Horde mode maps soon. And remember, if you’re joining forces with your friends you’d better watch each other’s backs, because more reinforcements means more zombies looking for a warm serving of your fresh brains.

Arizona Sunshine’s free DLZ update is available next Tuesday and free of charge to all Arizona Sunshine PS VR players on PS4 and PS4 Pro. See you on the leaderboards!

Gran Turismo Sport: Incoming Updates Add New Cars, Offline Play, GT League & More

It has been a few weeks since we launched GT Sport, and it’s been really exciting to see so many people take to the track. In fact, we’ve already seen over 26 million hours of gameplay around the world, so now we want to share with you our plan for what’s next with the game, including new cars and game features through Patch 1.06 in November, and the introduction of the “GT League” in December.

Patch 1.06 (Coming November 27th, 2017)

From November 27th we’ll begin rolling out new cars, and kicking off with these three free new cars.
 
Gran Turismo Sport - Patch 1.06

Gran Turismo Sport - Patch 1.06Gran Turismo Sport - Patch 1.06

In addition to the new cars, when the patch drops on November 27 you can also look forward to the Livery Editor, Scapes and Campaign modes becoming available to play offline (you will still require internet access to save your progress). There will also be various tweaks and adjustments to balance the gameplay.

GT League (Coming December 2017)

Launching as part of our free December update, we’ll be introducing a brand new single player mode called “GT League”. Based on the old “GT mode” of previous titles, players can now look forward to racing through a series of cup competitions from beginner to pro levels, and and even partake in endurance races!

Check out the screenshots below to get a sneak peek of what you can expect in December. We’ll be adding more races to these leagues in 2018.

Gran Turismo Sport - GT League

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Gran Turismo Sport - GT League

Gran Turismo Sport - GT LeagueGran Turismo Sport - GT League

New Cars: (Coming December 2017)

In addition, the following 12 cars will be added to the game in the free update of December 2017:

  • Mazda — RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD)
  • Nissan — Skyline GT-R V・spec II (R32)
  • Nissan — Skyline GT-R V・spec II Nür (R34)
  • Ford — F-150 SVT Raptor
  • Lamborghini — Countach LP400
  • Ferrari — F40
  • Ferrari — Enzo Ferrari
  • KTM — X-BOW R
  • Suzuki — Swift Sport
  • Volkswagen — Samba Bus Type 2 (T1)
  • Chris Holstrom Concepts — 1967 Chevy Nova
  • Chevrolet — Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3)

Gran Turismo Sport - New Cars for December

From now to March 2018, a total of approximately 50 cars are already planned for addition to the game. And the updates will continue beyond March! You can of course look forward to the addition of new tracks as well, so stay tuned!

Be sure to stay tuned to official GT and PlayStation channels as there are plenty more updates to come from the team. Until then, happy racing!

Versus Evil Updates: Let Them Come Hits PS4 Dec. 5, At Sundown Playable at PSX

Hello from Versus Evil! We are excited to return to this year’s PlayStation Experience in Anaheim with At Sundown! We want to encourage all of you to stop by the Versus Evil booth (#2 in Hall B), and go hands on with the game. We’re also giving away four free At Sundown PS4 Avatars for playing the game — be sure to collect all 4!

At Sundown

At Sundown is a unique stealth-driven top-down multiplayer shooter with dynamic twists and turns, where the maps are covered in darkness and light is your enemy. Compete with up to four friends in online or local multiplayer to see who will dominate!

At Sundown (gif)

Challenge your opponents across multiple maps, each with different light mechanics, unlocking new zones and new weapons as you progress. Depending on the map and your play style, special power-ups and rewards will spawn to give you that extra boost, like spotlights on your enemies or an incredible new weapon sure to melt all in its path.
Let Them Come

We’re also excited to announce that Let Them Come is coming to PS4 on December 5 for only $7.99!

Let Them Come is a fast-paced pixel art shoot ‘em up. Twitchy trigger fingers and focused battle tactics are the order of the day as wave after wave of alien-like creatures try to take you down.

Let Them ComeLet Them Come

Gameplay is simple to pick up but hard to master – only the best of the best will survive to fight another day. With a variety of alien creatures to mow down and cool weapons to do it with, stylish retro backdrops and a hard rockin’ soundtrack, Let Them Come is a fast and furious pixel style shooter on steroids.

We’re looking forward to seeing you folks in Anaheim this year. If you have any questions please feel free to ask below as I’ll be checking back to reply to comments. Thanks!

Discover the Creators: Adam Badowski’s Favorite PS4 Games

Discover The Creators is a new PlayStation Store curation program in which we’ve asked some of the biggest names in the biz to pick their favorite PS4 games in order to help your find your next game to play.



Hey! My name is Adam and I became a dad not that long ago, so this one is dedicated to those of you who love to play games, but suddenly have a lot less time to do so. Here’s my ‘quick fix’ playlist for everyone who’s in the mood for some instant action. Additionally, since good storytelling has always been at the heart of what we do at CD Projekt Red, the list below also contains a selection of games appreciated by many of the devs here at the studio.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

I really enjoy how The Phantom Pain allows players to approach missions the way you like — from being super stealthy, to run and gun, it’s all up to you how you choose to complete the objective. It’s a giant sandbox with some pretty cool toys at your disposal, which makes things really flexible in terms of managing time.

Until Dawn

Until Dawn

If you like intense experiences and fear is your thing, I think you should give Until Dawn a shot. The way the game plays with familiar tropes from your typical ‘cabin in the woods’ genre of horror, and makes them interactive, is worthy of high praise.

War Thunder

War Thunder

Since the game’s release on PlayStation 4, I’ve been very fond of aerial combat in War Thunder. The game’s arcade flight modes are ideal for some instant fun, while simulation modes allow you to feel full control (if you have the time and patience to master them!).

Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon is intense from the get go. It doesn’t take long before things become serious and you find yourself really invested in both the sanity of the characters you control, and their fate. Plus, it’s just a great RPG.

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank (2016)

I like to reminisce and R&C is something that brings very fond memories of classic systems like PlayStation 2. It’s a treat for the eyes, and something you can enjoy with younger gamers in your family.

Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends

Rayman Legends is hands down one of my favourite platformers on PS4. Despite it’s not the easiest of games, it never frustrates, and always offers a great sense of satisfaction when you complete a level. Plus, I just love to lose myself in this kaleidoscope of color and sound — the way everything’s combined with gameplay is a real work of art.

Bloodborne

Bloodborne

Since we’re talking about challenges, Bloodborne, despite being an entirely different game than Rayman, also comes to mind. If skill-honing in games is something that you’re looking for, you’ll get a lot of bang for the buck. Plus, I totally fell for the Lovecraftian themes.

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The Last of Us & Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

Definite favourites here at the studio, TLoU and Uncharted’s story, pacing and superbly fleshed out characters make these games real must haves. I personally believe that the way these games run, look and feel will remain a reference for many future story-driven titles in the industry.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

Another studio favourite, GTA V manages to blend really good storytelling with a world you can freely roam for hours on end. I mean, there’s not that many games that allow you to parachute down to the course for a quick game of golf.


Discover the Creators

Head over to PlayStation Store now to browse Adam’s list, as well as picks curated by Cliff Bleszinski, YOKO TARO, the team behind INSIDE, and more.