‘No Man’s Sky’ PS4 Pro: Patch 1.20 1080p, 60 FPS Was Big Surprise

By Mia P. , Updated Mar 15, 2017 05:15 AM EDT

It seems that "No Man's Sky" developer Hello Games has found a sweet spot on the PlayStation 4 Pro.  The game's latest update, version 1.20 or the Path Finder update, offers a Full HD resolution locked at 60fps frame rate.

"No Man's Sky" Path Finder Patch Offers New Features And Contents

The Path Finder update brings many things to the game.  The patch notes mainly focused on the increased content and new features that include shareable bases, three new vehicles, new weapons and more trading options.  The latest patch also includes the permadeath mode, new classes and a bunch of minor tweaks and updates, according to a report from Eurogamer.

The "No Man's Sky" patch 1.20 never mentioned a 4K optimization nor the 1080p/60fps performance update.  Thus it came as a big surprise to gamers who owns the PlayStation 4 Pro and is attached to a Full HD displays.  

However, by default, players will be able to instantly access the 4K output configuration and not the 1080p.  One will have to manually set their Pros in order to enable the aforementioned output.   Standard PlayStation 4 owners should expect a smooth 1080p display if they will stick to 30 fps rate.

As impressive as it may sound, Hello Games has not perfected the game's visual optimization just yet.  At 4K resolution, pixelation can still be noticed while inside a spaceship while turning, in outer space.  

However, the display becomes smoother once players start exploring heavy vegetation planets.  Additionally, a steady 60fps frame rate is impossible to achieve while running on a 4K mode.  It has been noted to go down on the 20s.

PlayStation Plus Members Can Grab Discounted Copy Of "No Man's Sky"

Meanwhile, "No Man's Sky" is currently enjoying a hearty discount to all PlayStation Plus members due to its Plus Double Discounts promo.  The game is currently priced at £13.99 and considering that the latest patch has made the game even better compared when it was released, it is a win-win situation, VG247 reported.   

Aside from the action-adventure, space exploration game,  big discounts are also offered for "The Witcher 3," "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare," "Hitman: The Complete Season" and several more games.  PlayStation owners and PlayStation Plus members can visit the PlayStation Plus page to see the complete list of discounted games.  Watch the "No Man's Sky" Path Finder update video here:


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