PlayStation 4 Pro is right on the horizon and Ubisoft is not ready to be left behind. At this early stage, Ubisoft is already set with four PlayStation 4 Pro-ready games by the time PS4 Pro releases in November.
Sony is getting more aggressive by the day, and with the announcement of the upcoming PlayStation 4 Pro, the gaming giant is only more confident that PlayStation 4 will continue to shoot its numbers. PlayStation 4 only released more than three-and-a-half years ago, but Sony’s president and global CEO Andy House is excited to reel in a new era of gaming with the PlayStation 4 Pro, announced at the PlayStation Meeting earlier this week.
“With PlayStation 4 Pro our goal is to deliver innovation in the form of cutting-edge visuals and graphics while in the midst of the PS4’s lifecycle. PS4 Pro, which launches 10th November, 2016, for a suggested retail price of €399.99, enhances PS4 games by supporting the latest in imaging technology through 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR), as well as smoother frame rates. Games that already look extraordinary on PS4 will look richer and more detailed, thanks to the more powerful GPU and faster CPU at the heart of PS4 Pro.”
And of course, with a better and badder console comes better and badder titles.
According to Hexus, Ubisoft did not hold back at the recently concluded Gamescom, showcasing a couple of titles that we will be expecting in the next couple of months. While everyone enjoyed these Ubisoft titles for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, little did we know that four of these upcoming titles are already in the works for PlayStation 4 Pro capability.
A couple of 4K videos were already spotted from the PlayStation 4 Pro presentation by Sony, The Star reports, including Horizon Zero Dawn from Sony’s Dutch developer Guerilla Games, RPG third-person shooter Mass Effect: Andromeda by BioWare, and the much-awaited Rise of the Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix. Sony already confirmed that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mass Effect: Andromeda and Days Gone will all be built-in with PlayStation 4 Pro support at launch.
Gamespresso reports that two Ubisoft titles also got their piece of the show: Watch Dogs 2 and For Honor. In fact, you can have a look at Watch Dogs 2’s gameplay footage for the PlayStation 4 below (Take note that you will need to be signed in to YouTube to be able to access higher resolution options).
But Ubisoft isn’t done just yet. Not just two, but already four of their upcoming PlayStation 4 titles will be ready for the PlayStation 4 Pro at launch. Ubisoft confirms to VideoGamer that Steep and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will both be enhanced for PS4 Pro, too, in addition to Watch Dogs 2 and For Honor that were showcased on the PlayStation 4 presentation.
While only this much has been confirmed by Ubisoft, with no specific details yet on how exactly these titles will be enhanced for the upcoming PlayStation 4 (apart from the fact that they will be 4K enabled, we presume), animation director Colin Graham reveals that Watch Dogs 2 will perform “so much closer to our vision” when running on a PS4 Pro.
Ubisoft has a lot of other amazing games that are coming such as Rainbow Six Siege and Far Cry Primal but as of now, we have no information if these will be built-in with PlayStation 4 Pro support at launch. We expect that like other titles, they might be receiving PlayStation 4 Pro patches at launch.
PlayStation 4 Pro will launch on November 10 and cost $399. It will come equipped with a one TB hard drive, doubled GPU power, and technology adapted from AMD Polaris graphical architecture, albeit not with a much-needed 4K Blu-ray drive just yet.
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