Showing posts with label PlayStation 4 Pro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation 4 Pro. Show all posts

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

Naughty Dog suggesting that protagonist Joel of the original game will not be a playable character in the sequel.

Critically acclaimed action-adventure survival horror The Last of Us is getting a sequel, which was announced at PlayStation Experience 2016. By the time we witnessed E3 2018, we got to look at some gameplay footage as promised by game director Neil Druckmann. Developers of Naughty Dog has been hinting for some time that Joel from the original game will not be a playable character in The Last of Us Part II anymore and Ellie will take charge from here in the sequel.

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The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

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After some time, Druckmann also confirmed this theory recently during Sony's E3 2018 press conference. Previously, players were able to take control of both Joel and Ellie in a two-part gameplay but it looks like we are not going to experience anything like that. Now, this leads fans to speculate that the studio is probably killing off Joel's character and they have many reasons to believe that. One of them is Ellie being the sole focus of all the trailers released till date.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Announced

Ellie is a teenage survivor of a post-apocalyptic world, who grew under the wings of Joel as a strong female protagonist and they both developed a bond. There is a good reason for Naughty Dog being all secretive about what happened to her guardian angel in this PlayStation 4-exclusive. Perhaps, they just don't want to spoil the story for fans in advance as it can diminish the impact of this twist upon release. Probably this is why; Joel actually appears briefly in one of the early trailers and interacted with her.

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Joel Isn’t Playable

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Premiere Trailer

Our best guess is that he died in between the events of these two games and whatever appearances he makes is some sort of cameo in form of flashback from past. The E3 gameplay reveal trailer hints of him still being around when Jesse talks to Ellie about her "Old-Man", which strongly refers to Joel. However, she then embarks a journey for retribution also suggests that she lost someone beloved to her and maybe she lost him as well as her newly introduced love interest Dina.

RELATED: Shannon Woodward Joins The Last of Us 2

Although Druckmann confirmed Ellie being the only playable character, possibilities of Joel appearing in a later DLC is still in hand. Keeping the dark aesthetic of the series in mind and Joel's phrasing to Ellie in the first trailer as “You really going to go through with this?” instead of saying "We" deeply hints that he is just a ghostly apparition that resides in her mind as she seeks revenge against some group of humans we saw her prey on at the gameplay reveal trailer.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Revealed

The very first gameplay trailer for The Last of Us Part II is finally revealed at E3 2018, showcasing Ellie to be a deadly fighter.

It's been five years that critically acclaimed action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us is released and we only learned about a sequel being actually developed titled The Last of Us Part II at PlayStation Experience 2016. After dropping two trailers of the game previously, Neil Druckmann from developer studio Naughty Dog promised lately to show off some more of his game at E3 2018 and he kept his word by releasing a new trailer which focuses on the gameplay.

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The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Revealed

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Time for dropping everything else and witness what new revelation The Last of Us Part II hold for us in this brand-new gameplay reveal trailer.




Series protagonist Ellie is 19 now and not a little girl anymore. She apparently has found some peace as well as a relationship with a girl named Dina. Ellie is at a gathering, quietly enjoying a drink while watching her love interest dance in a room full of people and a friend of her named Jesse joins her for a talk. Dina comes back to grab Ellie for a dance before they depart from Jesse and they talk about how everyone is awkwardly gawking at them and then starts kissing passionately.

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A Peaceful Life

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The scene then cuts to a time in future where Ellie was slicing a man's throat afar from his teammates. We do know that the sequel is set five years after the events of the first game but jumping in between timelines, it is really hard to tell whether or not the events from that evening with Dina was from before or after the outbreak. A newly revamped gameplay mechanics introduced in the game actually lets you feel the struggle Ellie goes through as she pushes herself to her limits.

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More Dynamic Stealth

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Premiere Trailer

Her approach to these marauders depicted through her actions is seemingly vengeful and possibly they have messed with her in some major way that she is looking for payback so bad. Stealth is shown to have give player a tactical advantage when surrounded by multiple enemies and health is running low during combat. Though no infected swarm of Clickers were to be seen anywhere, the human enemies are seem to appear more ruthless and resourceful because of an entirely rebuilt game engine.

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Journey of Retribution

RELATED: Neil Druckmann Talks The Last of Us Inspiration

The trailer clearly shows that game director Druckmann knows how to keep fans hooked and yearning for more. It starts with a slow, calm opening seemingly with an intent of telling a compelling story and then smoothly dives into gameplay footage to display the in-game lengths it will let you reach before coming back to the ongoing story for a complete cinematic experience. From graphics to fluid animation of the characters fleshing out every little details was truly amazing.

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A Romantic Interest

RELATED: Shannon Woodward Joins The Last of Us 2

Stealth-based action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog is set to release on Sony’s platform PlayStation 4 but a release date is still to be announced. Recently, games like God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn has already elevated fan-expectation of PS4 to sky high. So, it's very important for this project to live up to anticipation where single-player-focused narrative gameplay has a vital part to play. Actor Ashley Johnson has returned to reprise Ellie's character as Shannon Woodward and Stephen Chang play the role of Dina and Jesse respectively.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Witcher 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Update Facing Issues

CD Projekt Red finally brings HDR support for The Witcher 3 on PlayStation 4 but visual bug still remains.

It's been three years action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer CD Projekt Red came out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Yet, people cannot seem to get enough of it and so, constant updates are being released every now and then. The most recent released patch is for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, which was about to fix issues from the one released back in April. However, players started immediately complaining about having some visual problems.

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The Witcher 3 PlayStation 4 Pro Update Facing Issues

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This update was introduced with HDR color support for Sony consoles but creating issues when people tried to run the game in 4K. Patch 1.60/1.61 was dropped to support all PS4 consoles as they promised in December while adding 60 fps support Xbox One X. That was it for back then and Xbox One S had to wait till March to have updated with superior visuals. Aside from graphical improvement, the patch was supposed to do some performance optimizations and stability improvements.

RELATED: Witcher 3 Mod Geralt of Rivia's Pro

According to developer patch notes; there were also a few localization bug-fixing and slight visual enhancements. However, players were mostly concerned with object popping up in between places and less detail in distance. Suddenly that has become a major issue with everyone who tried out this update. Some objects are getting disappeared and then some of them appearing out of nowhere. This are not just some claims, there are videos on YouTube to back it up.




If you look closely, Geralt of Rivia runs through the field, grasses starts showing detailed texture as he nears them but they remain on a reduced level of detail when seen from the far. The most noticeable immersion breaking comes after 0:52 time frame of the clip above. Of course the tree didn't just popped out but it only detailed out as whole only when he approaches nearby it and not before. After seven months of waiting, this really made a lot of fan upset on so many levels.

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Players who have faced this have mentioned that up until patch 1.60, this problem didn't exist. Supersampling for PS4 Pro also is removed for those playing it on a 1080p TV and need to enable settings once again. Issue of items popping up only comes when the game is played in 4K Mode, while 1080p mode remain fine for now. The update came out on a perfect time as The Witcher 3 will be celebrating its three-year anniversary on May 19, if it was not for these current inconveniences.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Leaked?

A newly leaked image on Reddit suggests that a limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle will be out when developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony will release their PlayStation 4-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man later this year. This upcoming superhero title is one of the most anticipated games of 2018 and what we saw from gameplay and other revealed footage, this game is going to be a blast for fans with a very unique experience, which they have been longing for.

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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Leaked?

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As a result of the last decade filled with superhero films that rules box office worldwide with an iron fist, everyone is little more interested now-a-days whenever something new comes out from this genre. Despite dominating movies and TV, the term is still a bit less popular in video games. To take over this particular industry, Marvel has officially established Marvel Games to make sure they create more triple-A video game titles and that begins with Insomniac GamesSpider-Man.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Release Date & Details

When the allegedly leaked promotional image of a spectacular Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle showed up on Reddit, it quickly drew attention from all hardcore Spidey fans. The picture is of a PlayStation Pro in stylish red color that has the iconic Spider-Man logo in white on it. The bundle comes with a DualShock 4 controller in a matching color scheme of red and black just like the console itself. Though it doesn't mention the amount of hard-disk drive space it has but we are assuming it will have one terabyte.

Rumor: Alleged Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle leaked. [Image] from r/PS4


RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

Image of a limited edition PlayStation Pro bundle getting leaked online before any official announcement is not something new anymore. Before the release of another PS4-exclusive God of War, a featured bundle was seen online before Sony could even let people know about it. You should also keep it in mind that, since the leak has no authenticity, it can also turn out to be a fake. So, any assumption you make in your mind, make sure you do it with a grain of salt in advance.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

Another small detail makes us skeptical about whether the image is fan-made because of how it says “PS4: Pro”, whereas Sony doesn't use colon in their official branding for PS4 Pro but we cannot even rule out the possibility of a typo here. You may also remember of another leak of a cover of Resident Evil: “Revelaitons”, which even got Capcom irked back then but eventually turned out to be true after all. If that is the case here, then Sony still have time to fix their error now.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Can Start New Marvel Games Universe

Although it would be very surprising to have a Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle because Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of Sony’s biggest release on 2018. Sony’s upcoming action-adventure zombie-survival game Days Gone and The Last of Us Part II are also expected to have their own themed bundle when they release on 2019. As release date for the game approaching nearby, Insomniac is revealing more and more about this project of theirs. Perhaps we are looking at the potential beginning of Marvel Games Universe of the future.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

God of War Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive Ever

Santa Monica Studio's legendary action-adventure title God of War sold over 3.1 million units within 3 days, winning players and critics alike.

Two years ago, we learned that a brand-new installment from God of War series is being developed and fans were all very excited. Now that developer Santa Monica Studio and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment finally dropped the new game, not only it achieved huge critical acclaim from everyone in general but it also became very commercial successful title at the same time by selling over 3.1 million units within just 3 days of its release and became the fastest-selling PlayStation 4-exclusive ever.

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God of War Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive Ever

RELATED: God of War Ending Explained

God of War is launched on April 20, Friday and game’s opening weekend saw millions of dedicated fans lunging on for the title to join Kratos in his latest adventure as he returns to fandom after five long years. This father-son dynamic of Kratos and Atreus truly works it charm for this reinvention of one of most iconic series out there. This truly inspiring support for the game also took it above in ranks among other PS4-exclusives released by Sony till date. This clearly shows that Kratos may have aged but he still packs a punch.

Previously, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End from Naughty Dog came out in 2016 and held record for being a fastest-selling exclusive in North America. This particular game managed to sell 2.7 million copies worldwide but even that took seven days to attain. Another title from their studio, The Last of Us has shipped 3.4 million copies for PlayStation 3 in three weeks. Last year, Guerrilla Games released action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn came in with an impressive sales figure of 2.6 million units in two weeks after launch.

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Dynamic Father-Son Duo

RELATED: God of War Combat System Explained

In an interview, creative director Cory Barlog revealed that it took him five long years to finish this project and he has figured out plans for five more games of the series, which quickly become news. With Santa Monica Studio's release of the current title, many fans predicted that there would be at least two other installments to explore more from our dynamic father-son duo but no one has saw that coming. So, it will be fun to experience those and we probably won't have to wait five years for each title this time.

Following 2013’s God of War: Ascension, Kratos has returned once again in this year's God of War title, which is also a soft-reboot of the series. Since, he was done with massacring all gods of Greek mythology; he and his son Atreus have established his enmity with Norse gods. The emotional journey that began at the beginning of this game after the death of his wife now becomes another blood feud that has still long way to go.

Friday, April 20, 2018

God of War Ending Explained

At this point we are way past the argument whether to call it God of War 4 or just simply God of War as its developers intended for us to do, because Santa Monica Studio and Sony Interactive did a great job with their semi-reboot of the series with a completely different era for Kratos. The overall setting is changed, gameplaying style has been revamped and a secondary character added to the fold for an all-new take.

Not only Kratos and his son Atreus goes up against gods and mystical characters, we see some deep character bonding among them two. That's a nice way to appeal your game to a newer generation, who will come to appreciate the series the same as veteran fans who grew up playing the previous installments. If you think God of War is just a button-mashing title then prepare to change your opinion very soon. The game did not receive overwhelmingly positive reviews from all over for nothing.

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God of War Ending Explained

According to Creative Director Cory Barlog, God of War will take 25-35 hours of your time to complete. So, our friendly advice is that you should go and play the game before you advance any further because we are about to go spoiler-filled discussion from here on. If you still go any further, just remember that you have been warned.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR GOD OF WAR.

Years have passed since he slew the Olympian gods, Kratos now has changed. He is out for a journey with his son to pay final respects to his wife and Atreus’ mother Faye, who wanted her ashes to be spread from top of tallest mountain among Nine Realms. Before they could embark their perilous journey, they are met by a “Stranger” who starts a fight with Kratos. Soon enough, it is revealed that he feels no pain, which makes him practically invincible and he happens to be a Norse god.

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Baldur, The Stranger

Throughout the entire game, this guy keeps interrupting Kratos and his boy in their quest and it turns out he is a son of Odin named Baldur. There is also a witch who helps around the father-son duo in their journey throughout for some mysterious reason. Her name is Freya and she is another character from Norse mythology we will know more in a bit. It was the time when Kratos and his son go to see Freya for resurrecting Mimir’s head when we learn that she too, is a god.

Mimir requests the God of War to kill him as he was being tortured by Odin himself and Freya is his wife. Also, she happens to be the mother of Baldur, who is unkillable because of a spell his mother cast on him so that nothing from Earth can harm him except one; mistletoe. The spell also took his ability to feel anything at all, which is the sole reason why he picks up fight with Kratos so that he can finally feel pain and die.

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The Death of Baldur

Atreus had some special mistletoe arrows in his possession that he received from blacksmith Sindri as a gift. Freya saw those when resurrecting Mimir and instantly frightened for Baldur's life. This is because, her son can be killed with these arrows, which she wanted to avert anyhow and demanded that Atreus burn them all. However, burning mistletoe arrows did not stop the inevitable at all in the end. Baldur was actually after Faye who was from Jotunheim and he ended up mistakenly attacking them because they were carrying her ashes.

In his final encounter with them, the spell on Baldur is broken when he is hit by a mistletoe arrow from Atreus. Upon defeating him, Kratos spared his life when Atreus convinced him to do so but an enraged Baldur then confronts his mother Freya. For cursing his life by trying to interfere with it he attempts to strangle her when Kratos was forced to intervene and ended up killing him by snapping his neck. Freya was willing to die to make things right but now that her son is dead, she swears vengeance upon God of War.

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The Frost Giant Prophecy

After she is gone, Kratos begin telling Atreus his own story of how he came to become who he is today from Sparta to be a god and slaying many other gods that eventually led him to kill his own father Zeus. Too shocked at this revelation, his young son muses if this is what all gods ends up doing and is it the destiny of all gods after all! His father begs to differ and suggests that they can all be better by learning from their mistakes. What he did not know then is that by killing Baldur, he actually prompted Ragnarok sooner than it was meant to be and that is by at least 100 winters.

Now that both Baldur and Freya out of their way, they reach to Jotunheim to find the tallest mountain top and fulfill their quest to honor Faye's last wish. There, they learn from a broken mural that she was actually one of the giants. Interestingly enough, it also foretold everything that has happened so far from when they begin this journey and came across everyone in their path including World Serpent Jörmungandr, the blacksmith brothers and even the final battle with Baldur.

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Story of Atreus

Could it be that Faye actually wanted both Kratos and Atreus to know about her own origin and so she requested for them to do this? Well, possibly. Because, his mother and her people actually named him Loki and this journey was all about discovering his roots. There was another piece of art that Kratos missed on his first time which depicts a grown-up Atreus holding his dead father in arms but whatever mystery that suggests will possibly revealed in a sequel.

Whatever new direction God of War wants to go from fighting Nordic gods and monsters in its future sequels are more than a few. Since the original trilogy of the franchise was based on Kratos taking on key-figures from Greek mythology and by that end, he ended up killing them all. This rebooted series begins into the heartland of Norse mythology and it is quite needless to say that Odin will probably be the ultimate antagonist of this new series. Although, he was never shown throughout the game but his family members and those who know him were all over.

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Hammer of Thor

To back that up, the god of thunder; Thor shows up at their doorstep in the game's secret ending, when Kratos and Atreus returns home from their journey. His brother Baldur is dead now, his sons Magni and Modi are not alive as well, so he has enough reason to be pissed at them and seeking vengeance for all the right reasons. That is a very solid teaser in advance for the next game whether it turned out to be God of War 2 or God of War 5. Interesting thing will be to see how they tie up Loki being his adopted brother according to Norse legacy.

Also, Ragnarok is teased and that means a great event that will bring the ending of all. If prophecy follows, Odin and Thor are going to die along with Loki, unless Kratos somehow finds another way for his son. Until that all unfolds to us, you can enjoy God of War, which is currently available worldwide for playing exclusively on PlayStation 4.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Dark Souls: Remastered New Gameplay

A very few games that are tough as nails like From Software’s action role-playing game Dark Souls can garner a fan following that keeps up a petition for a Remastered Edition for this long, which finally is paying off. May 25, 2018 will see the release of Dark Souls: Remastered on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The appeal for the original title hasn't faded a little in past seven years.

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Dark Souls: Remastered New Gameplay

Many revelatory action RPG came and go, Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III were released, Sony released PlayStation 4 console but still, we very much needed Dark Souls: Remastered. Bandai Namco seriously deserves some praise to bring back tons of fans' dreams into life by working on it. Fans worldwide are just not waiting for a full remake treatment but need added content and improvements on original title.

As a courtesy of PlayStation Underground, we have exclusive gameplay footage from world of Dark Souls: Remastered in 4K!




The exclusive gameplay showed above is captured in 4k resolution and 60 FPS as a preview of how things are going to be in Remastered Edition.

Getting back at it with protagonist Chosen Undead is like a ride back memory lane exploring open world of Lordran around you as you cautiously take your steps behind a shield. Veteran players had also taken time adjusting to the gameplay at start. If you were a skilled player of your time then figuring out playing part once again with Dark Souls: Remastered will be no problem for you. Your undead adversaries will fall before you as you constantly make progress.

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World of Dark Souls

Players who have been through Bloodborne and Dark Souls III know how it is around with a mob on your tail. In comparison to that, original Dark Souls can be pretty quiet and lonely. Well, don't just get depressed just yet. Plenty of booby traps and sudden ambush attacks every now and then will keep things exciting for you. That's right. All the items and enemies are right there for you. So, keep your eyes open to protect your hide from those sneaky undead residents.

A fine aspect is of course the soundtrack, which is out there blending perfectly with the environment yet it's almost non-existent. Your 4K-experience will be intensified if you just put a pair of headphones on. It will make boss killing moment or facing opponents like Black Knights or giant rats as real as it can get. Once you play the game, you will realize that they have done more changes and tweaks than a few visual upgrades.

Another great thing about Dark Souls: Remastered is that now it allows more players to join in. Originally, four-player were allowed to take part in their quest but six-players are accessible for multiplayer. Try imagining six friends who enjoys Dark Souls with somewhat same level of intensity in a same-room because, it is also coming to Switch.

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Prepare Not to Die

Aside from playing at a 30 FPS rate and a 720p handheld mode, we believe it has great potential considering an exciting six person multiplayer mode. This could literally give the title an overwhelming reception from Switch owners and led to Remastered Editions of Dark Souls sequels. Although, TV mode offers you a 1080p display, having six television sets on a same room is very unlikely to happen.

Dark Souls was originally released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco back in 2011. It has a notorious reputation for being ruthlessly difficult among fans but the sooner you will get a grip at what is going on and what you want to do, you will pass through pretty easily. Hold onto it and don't just leave the battlefield at first sign of trouble.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Doom 4K Update

Pretty sure whether you are just an average first person shooter fan or a Doom lover, you would definitely appreciate the sadistic enjoyment of slaying demons on Mars. We had to give it to developer id Software to team up with publisher Bethesda Softworks to rejuvenate the fan-favorite Doom series with 2016's release of the same name. With their regular series of updates, they are keeping the game fresh and the newest update should make console fans happy because Doom will now support 4K!

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Doom 4K Update

RELATED: Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

Yes, that's right. This is an age of upgraded graphics and since we are living in a time when world's most powerful video game consoles are available to experience some of the finest visuals, we should feast our eyes. The newest update dated for March 29, heading towards the game will allow people to enjoy 4K resolution on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. This is only fitting that Doom is finally adding cutting-edge graphics display to their fast-paced shooting title.

RELATED: Doom VFR Out Now

We have a short display of how it would feel to chop off the heads of demons from Hell in this new gameplay trailer.




The core fun of brutally massacring the demon hordes of Hell is now intensified a few folds. Those BFG blasts you shoot will be felt like never before and so the fun of slicing chainsaw through your enemy heads will be uncomfortably satisfying. The 4K resolution patch is only exclusive for the above mentioned platforms as the other consoles do not support higher caliber of graphics superiority like them.

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New Stunning 4K Resolution

RELATED: Doom and Wolfenstein II Comes to Nintendo Switch

After the worldwide release of Doom on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Bethesda focused on a port for Nintendo Switch in 2017. Now, the latest update will include PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X to their available platform list as well. Doom is already pretty great on any given day and now running on 4K is going to make it even better. The publisher has urged the players to upload their very own 4K screenshots on social media and tag them too.