The guy behind the words to this article is actually a big fan of Square Enix’s Just Cause 3, so it hurts to say that the game runs like crap for the vast majority of the time. It’s still fun, mind you, but it can be a tad frustrating when it’s reduced to a slideshow.
For those who are in the same boat, don’t get too excited about the PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode. Why? Because it’s not all that it’s made out to be. In fact, it seems a little bit pointless. Eurogamer/Digital Foundry (yes, they are one and the same and they’re owned by the same corporation) tested Just Cause 3 and a bunch of other popular PS4 games with the PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode activated. The results are disappointing to say the least, with Just Cause 3 still being a bit of a mess, though it does run a little bit smoother.
The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, and others are all in a similar situation; it’s never a night-and-day difference, and to the average player that isn’t obsessed with frame-rates and resolutions, it’s unlikely to make any real impact.
The best way to go, then, is with official PS4 Pro patches. The patches developed especially for the PS4 Pro offer greater performance gains than just running the ‘Boost Mode’.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)