Skyrim Will Have 4K Support On The PS4 Pro

October 5, 2016

Skyrim was one of the first PC games that I played in 4K. I had previously been stuck with playing the game on my PS3; an experience that I don’t ever want to revisit. Playing the game in 4K with mods was almost like playing a brand new game, and it looks like the PS4 Pro’s upcoming Special Edition of Skyrim will be receiving a similar treatment.

The PS4 Pro’s edition of Skyrim will be playable in “native 4K” with modding support finally enabled. Granted, we won’t be seeing visual quality and modding options comparable to those found on PC, but the bump in resolution and added mod support are a big improvement for anyone that plans to stick with console gaming.

A screenshot of Skyrim running at 4K on a PC.

Bethesda’s article that announced the news contained some images prefaced with: “The new power of the PlayStation 4 Pro has allowed us to make Skyrim render in native 4k, and it looks better than ever. Here are some screens to show you just how great it looks.”

I’d hold off on getting too excited for the time being. Other important factors like fps locks or the level of environment detail are going to play a big role in the visual quality and performance of the game. This is a pretty big step forward for consoles though.

Article By: Dan Mace