4K HRD Game Patches for PS4/PS4 Pro won’t be free, can cost money

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Sony announced its much awaited PlayStation 4 Pro console on Wednesday which supports 4K and HDR. The current PlayStation 4 consoles will also receive an firmware update which will add the HDR functionality.

However, Sony is confusing the fans with the some of the functionalities of the new console. First of all the fans were displeased with the omittance of the 4K Blu-ray player from the console and now they are confused whether the 4K HDR game patches would cost them money or not.

Such game patches will be required for increasing the optimal performance in the games that are already out.

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Masayasu Ito, Sony Interactive Entertainment executive made some points on this topic during his interview with Japanese website Game Impress Watch.

Here are the excerpts:

Game Impress Watch: For the 4K HDR patch for existing titles, will it cost money? Or will it be free?

Ito: It will be different for each title. I believe it will depend on the thinking of each licensee.

Game Impress Watch: What about Sony Interactive Entertainment?

Ito: I think it will vary for each one of our titles.

Game Impress Watch: What you’re saying is that there will be titles that have a fee [for the patch] and [patches for the] titles that are free.

Ito: That is correct.

Game Watch Impress: From here on out, we can think that all the titles from SIE will completely support PS4 Pro?

Ito: Right. The first party titles we put out are going to certainly support both [4K and HDR].


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Image: www.wired.com

Ito’s answers have left us in confusion and we are not sure if there will be any charges for getting these patches and if so, who is going to charge it?  So, we’ll have to wait some time to get the correct answers.