The Witness Will Support Native 4K At 30 FPS On PlayStation 4 Pro

By   /   Nov 3, 2016
The Witness

With the launch of PlayStation 4 Pro getting closer more and more developers are announcing their games to support the console and releasing patches for them too. This time developer Thekla Inc has announced the their first person puzzle video game, The Witness, will support PlayStation 4 Pro.

Not only this, The Witness will support native 4K resolution with 30 frames per second on PlayStation 4 Pro. The game will also support HDR for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. According to the devs:

We are definitely supporting HDR, on both the PS4 Pro and the base model PS4. If the game detects an HDR TV, it will start in HDR mode. HDR works in all resolutions mentioned below. If you have a PS4 Pro and are outputting to a 1080p TV, The Witness will render at 1080p, 60fps, 4x MSAA (which is substantially higher than the base PS4’s 900p, 60fps, 2x MSAA).

The developers have also revealed that The Witness will feature two display modes for those who own a 4K TV, and it depends on the users which one they like.

First mode is 1440p resolution with 2x MSAA rendering which will be upscaled to 4K, while the text and UI will be rendered at native 4K at 60 FPS. The second mode is 4K 2x MSAA rendering, but the game will be locked at 30 frames per second.

The Witness will receive a patch to support PS4 Pro but the developers did not confirm any specific release date for the patch, but assured that it would be coming in November 2016.

The Witness is not the only game to receive a patch for PS4 Pro, as Infamous: Second Son also got a patch to support PlayStation 4 Pro and The Last Of Us has also been patched to support HDR and 4K.

The Witness is a puzzle solving video game developed by Thekla Inc for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.