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PS4 Pro - Devs may charge for patches

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Well, that just sort of makes PS4 Pro kinda pointless if devs are permitted to charge customers for patches. Devs already butcher their games to be filled with DLC this and DLC that. Plus, they ch… Read More
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banned6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Well, that just sort of makes PS4 Pro kinda pointless if devs are permitted to charge customers for patches.

Devs already butcher their games to be filled with DLC this and DLC that. Plus, they charge to play online on consoles and the games usually are full RRP whereas on PC they get them at reduced prices very early.

I was considering a PS4 Pro but due to this I'm thinking of going with the original model instead. It looks stylishly a lot nicer too.

Btw, if this was already posted somewhere here well, whatever.

Source: http://www.kitguru.net/gaming/console-desktop-pc/matthew-wilson/sony-open-to-letting-devs-charge-for-ps4-pro-upgrade-patches/
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banned6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Yeah I knew this could happen, it's just not worth going from current PS4 to pro for the extra £100+ I'd happily wait for the more powerful (rumoured)Scorpio.

It seems they see it as another opportunity to get some cash in which isn't fair to be honest and it's a shame.
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devs will only charge for what people will pay for.
#3
That's an old post, from September....

It's not new news either. Sony had always said it's down to the Devs for what they want to charge, if they ever do. But Sony will not charge you for these "Pro" features.
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kos1c
That's an old post, from September....

It's not new news either. Sony had always said it's down to the Devs for what they want to charge, if they ever do. But Sony will not charge you for these "Pro" features.


Really? First I've heard of it.
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violentj
devs will only charge for what people will pay for.


So that's games suddenly supporting 4K which is the point of the PS4 pro?
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Snakeyes646
kos1c
That's an old post, from September....
It's not new news either. Sony had always said it's down to the Devs for what they want to charge, if they ever do. But Sony will not charge you for these "Pro" features.
Really? First I've heard of it.


Actually re-reading the news from September 9th 2016. The leaked information that Devs will charge for the "Pro Patch". It was then stated that no patch will have a fee.

http://kotaku.com/when-asked-if-ps4-pro-patches-would-cost-money-sony-sa-1786426018

http://www.darkhorizons.com/ps4-pro-patches-will-not-require-payment/

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2016/09/no_ps4_pro_game_patches_wont_cost_you_money

So on.
#7
Can't see them doing this myself
banned#8
kos1c
Snakeyes646
kos1c
That's an old post, from September....
It's not new news either. Sony had always said it's down to the Devs for what they want to charge, if they ever do. But Sony will not charge you for these "Pro" features.
Really? First I've heard of it.
Actually re-reading the news from September 9th 2016. The leaked information that Devs will charge for the "Pro Patch". It was then stated that no patch will have a fee.http://kotaku.com/when-asked-if-ps4-pro-patches-would-cost-money-sony-sa-1786426018http://www.darkhorizons.com/ps4-pro-patches-will-not-require-payment/http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2016/09/no_ps4_pro_game_patches_wont_cost_you_money
So on.
Yes, Sony will not charge a fee but they're allowing others to if they want.

Q: Will I need to pay to update my existing PS4 game with new PS4 Pro features?

A: While nothing specifically prevents publishers and developers from this, we don’t anticipate it at this time. Software updates enabling PS4 Pro features on any existing first-party title (such as inFamous First Light or Uncharted 4) will be free.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/09/08/ps4-pro-the-ultimate-faq/

thegamer147
Can't see them doing this myself
If they can, they will.
#9
I expect that paying for Pro upgrades if it happens, will only apply retrospectively to older games.

Adding 1080p support for Pro is much easier than I imagined:

https://www.unrealengine.com/blog/leveraging-playstation-4-pro-for-your-ps4-game

If they're increasing the resolution it's not surprising it's extra work though and extra work costs money *shrug*
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Spasho
kos1c
Snakeyes646
kos1c
That's an old post, from September....
It's not new news either. Sony had always said it's down to the Devs for what they want to charge, if they ever do. But Sony will not charge you for these "Pro" features.
Really? First I've heard of it.
Actually re-reading the news from September 9th 2016. The leaked information that Devs will charge for the "Pro Patch". It was then stated that no patch will have a fee.http://kotaku.com/when-asked-if-ps4-pro-patches-would-cost-money-sony-sa-1786426018http://www.darkhorizons.com/ps4-pro-patches-will-not-require-payment/http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2016/09/no_ps4_pro_game_patches_wont_cost_you_money
So on.
Yes, Sony will not charge a fee but they're allowing others to if they want.
Q: Will I need to pay to update my existing PS4 game with new PS4 Pro features?
A: While nothing specifically prevents publishers and developers from this, we don’t anticipate it at this time. Software updates enabling PS4 Pro features on any existing first-party title (such as inFamous First Light or Uncharted 4) will be free.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/09/08/ps4-pro-the-ultimate-faq/
thegamer147
Can't see them doing this myself
If they can, they will.


Sony will not charge, and from a Dev from Absinthe Games have stated they are not allowed to charge for a graphic patch, they as a company have to take the cost.

http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/9/12861310/ps4-pro-4k-hdr-patch-fee
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=216388989&postcount=589

It's possible we could be charged, but as it stands. I doubt they would charge us for a patch. Having a 4K patch on a decent title could mean someone goes out and buys it because it's library that uses their new PS4 PRO's main feature. That resolution patch is a selling point for the game as well.
#11
An outdated story from September? Oh my.

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