Horizon Zero Dawn Day One Update Will Include a New PS4 Pro Mode Favoring Frame-Rate

February 20, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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With the review embargo lifted, it’s been revealed that the 250MB day one Horizon Zero Dawn update will include a new PlayStation 4 Pro Performance mode favoring frame-rate.

Horizon Zero Dawn will receive a small day zero patch that will build upon PlayStation 4 Pro support, adding a Performance mode which will favor smoother framerates while delivering higher visual fidelity in the 1080p mode,” Sony wrote in the review documents. “This mode is available for both 4K and 1080p displays.”

You’ll be able to choose your resolution and HDR/SDR preferences in Horizon Zero Dawn by opening up the menu and going to Settings > Visual.

If you’re looking for a way to help pass the time before Horizon launches next week, Sony is giving away an exclusive Watcher Avatar to anyone in North America who completes the quest on live.playstation.com. To unlock it, you just need to watch a trailer and find out about the Facebook event.

By pre-ordering Horizon through the PlayStation Store, you’ll receive the Nora Machine-Trapper Pack and this dynamic theme:

In our review of Horizon Zero Dawn, we said it’s “an early contender for game of the year.”

[Source: NeoGAF, PSU via GearNuke, PlayStation]