When the Evil Within 2 was announced, it was stated that the game would support the PS4 Pro. Fast forward to a few weeks leading up to the launch of the game and something was not right. It was noticed that the back of the PS4 boxes that the PS4 Pro support logo was missing.
It was completely gone!
Some started wondering if it was just a mistake. Others feared that the game simply wouldn’t have any PS4 Pro support at all. And then the game was released and it was quickly noted that the game didn’t support the PS4 Pro after all. Several technical analysis, including the one featured by Digital Foundry, had confirmed this as well. There were zero differences when the game was running on the PS4 and PS4 Pro.
So what happened?
To be honest, we’re still not sure. A quick look over at the PS4 Pro enhanced game list shows that game is supposed to support the PS4 Pro. As of right now, this can still be seen as shown in the image below.
Yet with all the proof, the game still doesn’t support the PS4 Pro. Confused yet? Well, don’t be as a community administrator on the Bethesda forums provided an update to what was going on. It seems that Bethesda and Tango Gameworks is working on an update. This update is for both the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X versions of the game. Meaning that as of now, the game does not have ANY PS4 Pro support.
We’re working on an update for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. When we have more information, we’ll happily update you. Thanks!
This is quite the turn of events for those who were originally informed of the support. Then to have it removed without any indication from Bethesda, well it’s quite disappointing, to say the least. We’ve contacted Bethesda to see if there is any ETA on when this update is expected. As such, we’ll update the story once we know more.
There’s also a bit of confusion going around regarding PS4 Pro support being mandatory. While this isn’t the case, Sony has stated that all games being released must run the same or better. While it would be nice to see that the support is mandatory, it isn’t. At least not for the moment, anyway.
Outside of this development, The Evil Within 2 is a fantastic game, regardless. And it runs pretty damned well on the PS4, from what I’ve seen. Definitely, don’t let this cause you to pass it up.