Naughty Dog lead programmer Christian Gyrling has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 Pro won't provide an advantage when it comes to multiplayer gaming. When the new console was announced at the PlayStation Meeting last night, there was some worry that its increased performance would give Pro users the upper hand during competitive play, with better frame rates allowing for more responsive inputs. Fortunately, that won't be the case.
"If you're playing multiplayer games, it will be the same playing field. Base PS4 users, PS4 Pro users, you're still running the same frame rate. Yes, you're running at a higher resolution, you might be seeing it in HDR, but overall it's a level playing field. We're not benefiting the PS4 Pro users and skewing the community," Gyrling explains.
Seems sensible to us, and hopefully Gyrling's confirmation eases the mind of many a multiplayer enthusiast.