The 2016 PlayStation Meeting is over and one of the big surprises out of it involves Sony’s plans for adding HDR to the PlayStation 4 family. We know that the PS4 Pro will support 4K and UHD but what people didn’t know was that both the PS4 Slim and more importantly the original PS4 that we all bought back in November 2013 will get HDR support starting next week via a firmware update.
Microsoft tried to take a cheap shot at Sony after the conclusion of the PlayStation Meeting by saying that they have a console that is cheaper and does HDR today. However if you have the original Xbox One like I do and you want HDR support you are out of luck. You’ll have to dish out an additional $299 for a Xbox One S to get that feature. If you have the original PS4 like I do and you want HDR support well Sony is giving it to you for free. That shows that Sony cares more about their fans as they aren’t asking you to go buy a new, slightly newer console for that feature.
Some games that are already out such as the game of the year contender Uncharted 4 will be patched with HDR support. Other games will get patches as well such as Infamous: First Light and future games will also have support such as Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and more. For someone like myself who has no intention to buy a PS4 Pro at the moment it’s huge that I’ll be able to enjoy these upgrades on my launch PS4 and I’m not forced to buy a new console. It would be nice if other console manufacturers would do the same for their day 1 fans instead of making snarky comments.
Are you excited to play these upcoming games in HDR on whatever PS4 you may have? Let us know in the comments what you think.