Update: EA Clarifies Madden NFL 18 4K/HDR Support On PS4 Pro

by Jeff Marchiafava on Aug 14, 2017 at 06:34 PM

Update: EA has responded to our request for clarification, and it appears 4K resolution will be ready at launch, while HDR support is still up in the air for now. Here's EA's statement:

 “Madden NFL 18 supports PS4 Pro at launch in both 4K and 1080p, with no update needed. If a gamer chooses to run Madden NFL 18 in 4K, they will see improved resolution, if they choose to run the game in 1080p, they will see improved framerate in certain areas of the presentation. Core gameplay will render at 60fps regardless. We have no announcements to make regarding HDR support at this time.”

Original Story: A new report from US Gamer suggests that PS4 Pro owners will have to wait for a "future update" to take full advantage of their system's graphical capabilities in Madden 18.

According to the report, US Gamer noticed the lack of 4K and HDR support in a review build of Madden 18, and reached out to the game's director, Rex Dickson, for clarification. Dickson told the outlet that the UHD support would be included in a "future update," but didn't say when that would be – i.e. in a day-one update or months down the road. EA has been touting the visual improvements that the Frostbite engine will bring to its sports franchises since the sweeping decision to change engines was revealed last year.

We've reached out to EA for clarity on when the PlayStation 4 Pro patch will be available, and will update the story if and when we receive a response.

Madden NFL 18 launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next Friday, August 25. Find out what new features you can expect from the gameplay by clicking here.

[Source: US Gamer


Our Take
Sony and Microsoft have already had a tough time selling gamers on the need for mid-gen hardware upgrades, and hang-ups like this aren't helping. If game companies want 4K systems and televisions to be a priority for consumers, they have to treat them like a priority themselves. Hopefully the PS4 Pro update will be ready by launch or shortly thereafter.