PS4 Pro For A 1080p HDTV: Is It Worth Buying?
On November 10, I'll be buying a PS4 Pro, and I won't still be owning a 4K TV. Am I crazy? Probably, but I still believe there's room for this to be the best move in the wait for 4K broadcast to become mainstream, or at least get meaningful enough to justify such an expense. Well, I know me, I'll probably buy a 4K TV by the end of the year, but this isn't the point. In my opinion, having the console rendering 1080p with better graphics is still the best thing that could ever happen to PlayStation users.
Why You Should Buy A PS4 Pro For A 1080p HDTV:
On PC, I usually prefer having games rendered at lower resolutions but with better looking visual effects. Not a choice you must agree with, but still a choice I see as the best thing possible, especially when it comes to graphics quality.
This is basically the thing that makes me wonder about not switching to native 4K gaming. On a 1080p HDTV, I can have better graphics at a resolution that in my opinion has not been explored at its full potential. I mean, console gaming is still somewhere between 720p and 1080p, usually at 900p on Xbox One, so you'd really see a difference with games running at native 1080p and better visual quality.
I'll tell you more, with games that allow you to choose between better graphics or smoother frame rates, I'll surely choose to have better graphics at solid 30fps. Because especially in action/adventure titles, you want to see photorealism and the best looking graphics possible to feel immersed in the games you love.
For example, I don't care about having Mass Effect Andromeda running at 60 frames per second on PS4 Pro – it'd be a huge waste of resources in my opinion. Role playing games need to be visually compelling, so they can have users falling in love with skins, abilities and whatsoever involving the characters they build.
So, the path developers are now walking is the path I like the most. And the one that will offer us the best experience possible in terms of graphics on HDTV running at a maximum resolution of 1080p. I'll buy PS4 Pro on day one (as I did with PlayStation VR) because I am a tech enthusiast, but also because I believe I'll notice the difference with the regular PS4. And, moreover, it's not even true 4K. Ops.
Will you do the same? Let me know if you have a different opinion, if you won't get the new console in November or will get it together with a 4K screen just to have the (really) maximum experience PS4 Pro can offer right now.