PlayStation VR titles EVE: Valkyrie, Bound and Eagle Flight are all set to include PS4 Pro support, it has been confirmed.
Firstly, according to information contained on the back cover of Eagle Flight, which was posted as an image on the game’s Amazon listing, the title is ‘PS4 Pro Enhanced’, although developer Ubisoft Montreal has not yet provided any specific details on what these may include.
In Eagle Flight, which is Ubisoft’s first foray into virtual reality, users play as an eagle, seeing and experiencing the planet from the point-of-view of the bird of prey. There are single player challenges to hone flight skills, along with a dogfighting and racing multiplayer modes.
Meanwhile, the creative director of PS4-exclusive platformer Bound, Michal Staniszewski, took to Reddit this week to confirm the inclusion of PS4 Pro support in the title. He also went into a little more depth about the nature of the enhancements the system will bring to the title’s PSVR version:
“As one of Bound devs I can confirm that except for adding 4K to 2D mode, VR upgrade on PRO will consist of additional effects and almost twice as many pixels rendered. Bound in VR is super sharp on regular PS4 right now, but on PRO it will be hard to see any shimmering pixels at all.”
Staniszewski went on to confirm that the game’s photo mode will feature native 4K on the PS4 Pro, while general gameplay will feature native 4K geometry but “upscaled shading on textures”. He added that “since [Bound] doesn’t use too many textures, the difference is hard to see in motion”.
On a related note, the developer of multiplayer dogfighting shooter and PSVR launch title Eve: Valkyrie, CCP Games, told Polygon in an interview last week that it was looking at “optimizing the game for any PlayStation Pro features”, which may include the re-inclusion of some shadows that it had to remove in order to get the game working properly on the vanilla PS4 hardware.
With the upgraded PlayStation console set to release on November 10, only a few weeks out from PSVR’s launch, it was widely expected that virtual reality developers would make use of the increased power provided by the Pro. With the above three titles joining the likes of Battlezone, Thumper and Robinson: The Journey in providing PS4 Pro support, it looks like the two systems are a perfect match for each other.