Nier Automata Joins the Upcoming 4K Games for PS4 Pro

Platinum Games Inc.’s upcoming title, Nier Automata, has now been added to the growing list of games that will be able to be played in 4K on the PS4 Pro. In the game invaders from another planet attack without warning, unleashing machine lifeforms onto Earth so mankind moves to the moon. The Council of Humanity creates androids to take back Earth.
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The relatively new PS4 Pro boasts “vivid game worlds with rich visuals”, improved visibility of objects at greater distances, anti-aliasing for smoother features, deeper shadows, and high fidelity assets. Other games that will run in 4K include Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Watch Dogs 2, NiohDays Gone, For Honor, Resident Evil 7Horizon Zero Dawn, and Mass Effect: Andromeda. And there are sure to be more on the way.

Sony believes that their next system will allow developers to make games that are “more impactful and immersive”. John Garvin the creative director of Bend Studios even noted those who don’t have a screen that allows for 4K can benefit from it because the downsampling to get to 1080p looks even better. Ubisoft‘s animator Colin Graham describes it as breathtaking. And Guerilla Games’ technical director Michiel van der Leeuw described the new environments as lush.

Even in the E3 Trailer for Nier Automata there was a large focus on lighting and small details. Platinum Games and Square Enix showed weathered paint, intricate architecture, detailed reflections, flowing fabrics, realistically moving sand and jagged cliffs.  The 4K graphics that the PS4 Pro will allow for should certainly enhance these and games in the future.

Platinum Games has previously made Scalebound, Star Fox Zero, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhatten and Lost Order, though no information has been released yet on its western release.

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