Respawn Entertainment confirms that its first-person shooter Titanfall 2 will take advantage of the PlayStation 4's extra power upon the console's launch this fall.
Following Sony's reveal of its forthcoming 4K-capable system known as the PlayStation 4 Pro, plenty of developers have been fielding questions from fans as to whether or not its games will be able to use all of the enhanced PS4's might to display the best graphics possible. As it happens, the Respawn Entertainment studio co-founder Vince Zampella recently took to his official Twitter account to answer questions of that very nature regarding the developer's first-person shooter Titanfall 2.
As seen in the tweet below, a Titanfall 2 fan asks if Respawn plans on using all of the resources available within the PlayStation 4 Pro in order to make the game as potent as it can be. Thankfully, Zampella responded by stating the studio will indeed utilize all of the advantages available with the console to allow the release to benefit from the PS4 Pro's higher specs.
Although it's good news to know that Titanfall 2 on PlayStation 4 Pro will have its graphical capabilities pushed to the limits, Zampella didn't necessarily explain exactly how Respawn Entertainment will go about accomplishing the feat. Bearing this in mind, the most plausible case will involve the studio operating on a similar tack to what other developers plan on doing with their games on the console, which is an increase in graphical fidelity or having a base resolution for 1080p displays and an upgraded resolution for 4K displays.
With Titanfall 2's release date set prior to the PlayStation 4 Pro's launch in November, there's no telling if the game will have its visual enhancements primed and ready for the console on its disc, or if it will receive improvements in patch at a later date. More likely than not, though, Respawn Entertainment's shooter will get an update when the PS4 Pro hits the market.
With other popular shooters like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered aiming to use all of the PlayStation 4 Pro's power to make them stand out, it's obvious Titanfall 2 will have stiff competition when it comes to having its graphics shine the brightest. Of course, Respawn Entertainment's title may have the edge in fan satisfaction beyond imagery and display features, for it will have its post-launch materials launch as free DLC. However, it's important to note that Modern Warfare Remastered will include all of the original game's multiplayer maps in subsequent updates after its release at no additional cost.
At any rate, it's safe to say that with Titanfall 2's developers weighing in on the game's compatibility with the PlayStation 4 Pro, we ought to see even more studios speak up about how its titles' will work with the console, especially since it was just recently revealed during the PlayStation Meeting earlier this week. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen as to what kind of work will be involved on developers' ends when it comes to making its games play to their fullest potential on the competition to Sony's PS4 Pro in Microsoft's Project Scorpio when it releases next year.
Titanfall 2 is set to launch on October 28, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.