PS4 Pro Support, Free-Roam Mode Now Available in Firewatch for PS4

November 9, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update: Today’s Firewatch update also adds PS4 Pro support, which enhances the game for PS4 Pro with a 1080p or 4K display:

  • 1080p Display – Enhanced detail distance, smoother loads, and much higher quality shadows
  • 4K Display – The world is now rendered at WQHD (2560x1440p) and the UI renders at 4KUHD (3840×2160) and you will have enhanced level of detail of a standard PS4

Original Story: Already available on Xbox One, free-roam mode has arrived for Firewatch on PlayStation 4 and PC, thanks to today’s new update.

Unlocked after finishing Firewatch, free-roam mode can be selected from the special features section of the main menu. “Firewatch’s free-roam mode gives you an objective-free game world to explore, dynamic 24-hour time of day and miles of trails to hike,” developer Campo Santo says.

In a recent interview, Firewatch Animator James Benson said he felt pretty powerless on the game, but now he has “a lot of control on the things I care about.” He added, “There’s basically two types of game I’ve always wanted to make, and ‘Game 2’ is one of them. I’m drawing on a lifetime’s worth of hopes and ideas. But if Game 2 doesn’t sell, then this whole thing we built up goes away. And it goes away much more painfully.”

Thanks to the success of Firewatch (it’s sold nearly a million copies), Campo Santo has been able to fund their next project. It’s also spawned a movie, which is currently in development.

Will you be revisiting Firewatch?

[Source: Campo Santo (1), (2), (3)]