As we reported yesterday, Overwatch’s latest update – which saw the introduction of new hero Sombra and Arcade Mode – quietly included PS4 Pro support.
As has been the case with many third-party developers, however, Blizzard has remained tightlipped over the nature of the enhancements Sony’s upgraded console will bring to its popular hero shooter; the patch notes provided no information outside of confirming the support, and the company’s official social media channels have ignored all requests for further clarification.
With that in mind, we’ve had to rely on first-hand user experiences in trying to determine exactly what the developer has introduced in terms of PS4 Pro support. Conjecture on online forums and social media suggests that the game’s UI may have been upgraded to native 4K, with a general improvement in texture quality also being reported.
Furthermore, we’ve also received reports that the PS4 Pro provides a bump in the game’s AA and AF (anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering), even when output at 1080p. The following comparison screenshots, provided by gatr, with the base PS4 on the left and the PS4 Pro on the right, certainly do show a general improvement in the sharpness of textures – although on the whole the image quality gains are negligible. You can click on each image to enlarge it:
Have you noticed any other improvements to Overwatch running on the PS4 Pro since yesterday’s update went live? Let us know in the comments below.