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News PS4 Pro Enhancements for Killing Floor 2 Detailed

News Bot Nov 4, 2016

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    Having already released a video showing off Killing Floor 2's PS4 Pro enhancements, developer Tripwire Interactive has now offered more specifics.

    In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Tripwire's David Hensley said the power of the PS4 Pro has allowed the developer to "take Killing Floor 2's visuals to the next level of fidelity." On the subject of resolution, players who have a 4K TV will find that the game's 1800p resolution has been upscaled to 2160p. "The extra resolution increases overall environment, weapon, and character detail beyond what is perceivable on a 1080p display," Hensley said.

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    Additionally, environmental items like foliage "have a new level of definition," while the game's enemies, Zeds, should look better at medium-to-long range. Killing Floor 2 is of course a bloody, violent game, and the power of the PS4 Pro should push things forward in this regard as well.

    "Killing Floor 2's over-the-top gore system has never looked better with persistent blood reflecting the world and characters in high resolution," Hensley explained.

    As for the PS4 Pro's extra memory, Killing Floor 2 uses this to unlock "ultra textures" that have a higher resolution than those for the standard PS4. "The ultra textures add extra surface detail to everything in the game including first-person weapons, arms, Zeds, and the levels themselves," Hensley said.

    Additionally, the PS4 Pro version of Killing Floor 2 has increased dynamic shadows, making them "crisper and higher resolution." Hensley also noted that the game's various visual improvements do not come with a compromise for frame rate. In fact, frame rate should be better on PS4 Pro.

    Lastly, people playing Killing Floor 2 with a PS4 Pro on a 1080p will see some benefits as well. In that case, Killing Floor 2 is "super-sampled," Hensley said, "resulting in much higher quality and smoother anti-aliasing." He added that the frame rate boost is also apparent on a 1080p display.

    The PS4 Pro launches on November 10 for $400. It's intended to complement existing PS4s rather than replace them. Killing Floor 2 is not the only game being updated for PS4 Pro--we've been keeping track of the games that will and will not have PS4 Pro upgrades.

    Outside of the PS4 Pro news, Tripwire announced that an open beta for Killing Floor 2's multiplayer will be available today, November 4, starting at 10 AM PT. The beta includes two multiplayer modes (Survival and Versus Survival), three maps (Burning Paris, Biotics Lab, Evac Point), nine perk classes, 14 characters, and one offline training mission. The full game comes out on November 18.

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