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Detroit: Become Human developers discuss differences between PS4 and PS4 Pro

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A view of a futuristic city through a glass pane window
Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human has been showing off its gorgeous visuals for a while now, prompting questions along the lines of performance, most notably the differences between the game's PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro performance.

Detroit: Become Human will run at 30 frames per second on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, with the sole difference being the resolution.

Quantic DreamA 3D modeled male character in front of a neon signDetroit: Become Human

Apparently, the Pro console will be capable of churning out 4K resolution, even though we won't be seeing 60 frames per second. Obviously, the quality of visuals didn't allow for Quantic Dream to achieve a stable 60 across the board.

Note however that both of the aforementioned consoles will support the Detroit: Become Human's HDR feature, which stands for High Dynamic Range. In case you're not familiar with it, it is a feature that improves rendering of lighting, greatly increasing the quality of images.

Quantic Dream3D animated man with half the face in the shadowsDetroit: Become Human

Developers of Detroit: Become Human also employed what they call temporal anti-aliasing, where textures are apparently smoothed out after processing. Quantic Dream claim that it lead to many visual improvements, most notably on lighting, skin and shadows in Detroit: Become Human.

Naturally, every method comes with drawbacks and Quantic Dream found that rain and snow can completely disappear when using TAA. However, it turns out that the advantages far outweighed the drawbacks.

Quantic DreamA group of men and women in front of a glass doorDetroit: Become Human

Now, Detroit: Become Human was always banking on looking absolutely beautiful and it's good seeing Quantic Dream as dedicated to the task. At least it's not the civil rights and whatever else advocates complaining about games being core of whatever violent issue is on their minds that month.

The game is a tale of three androids in a futuristic setting, Kara, Marcus and Connor. All three have a job to do, it's just that one of those jobs is putting androids out of commission, reminiscent of Blade Runner's cult story. Of course, Detroit: Become Human promises a multitude of stories in a way not even the Runner could. 

Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human is slated for launch on 25 May 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles.