The developers for The Last Guardian are to provide a PlayStation 4 Pro update patch for the action-adventure game upon launch that will have the title support 4K upscaling.
With The Last Guardian having recently gone gold, it’s safe to presume that plenty of gamers are eagerly anticipating its official launch next month in order to finally connote a precise end to the nearly decade-long production process for the game. Of course, considering the fact that the action-adventure title from the creators of the seminal Shadow of the Colossus was at one point in time being developed on the PlayStation 3, some fans are obviously wondering whether or not the graphics will hold up on Sony’s current generation platform.
Thankfully, it seems as if fans of The Last Guardian shouldn’t have to worry too much about the game’s visuals lagging at the outset, for its developers at Team Ico, genDESIGN, and SIE JapanStudio have confirmed it will receive a patch that will give the title the ability to support HDR and other unconfirmed performance enhancements when it launches in December. Not to mention, this update will also provide The Last Guardian with improvements for 4K upscaling for the PlayStation 4 Pro.
While it ought to come as good news that The Last Guardian‘s developers are ensuring that the game receives the most up-to-date graphical treatments possible, it remains to be seen how the final product actually looks and plays. For instance, even after having been worked on for almost ten years, there were journalists who got to try it out several months ago that walked away underwhelmed, as the demo received some negative press. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean The Last Guardian creators didn’t learn from the experience and go on to build a better game after the fact.
With the PlayStation 4 Pro having officially launched today, The Last Guardian will join the ranks of plenty of other games planning on supporting Sony’s newly upgraded console. As a matter of fact, one of the major releases in the last several days, Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, launched out of the box with PS4 Pro capabilities.
Should there be fans out there wondering exactly what type of action will be involved with The Last Guardian‘s enhanced visuals, they would do well to check out the gameplay footage revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2016, as it provides nearly 20 minutes of material. Of course, for those who wish to be remain surprised come the title’s launch next month, they can simply get a look at several different screenshots of Trico and the young boy protagonist just to get them in the mood for its release.
Taking all of this into account, The Last Guardian definitely has a lot to prove once it finally hits the market, especially when one considers the glut of impressive titles that have already released in 2016. However, should fans keep an open mind about The Last Guardian and its seemingly unconventional style of gameplay, they could very well end up being absolutely enchanted by what it has to offer.
The Last Guardian is set to release on December 6, 2016 for PlayStation 4.