The PS4 version of DC Universe Online, the free-to-play MMO set in the world of DC Comics, will feature a "significantly improved visuals experience", and best of all these upgrades will carry over to the PC too, Sony Online Entertainment has announced.
It's all part of the ongoing development of Game Update 31.
"While we can't very easily demonstrate the sheer amount of work it's taken to get ready for the PlayStation 4 launch in a technical sense - or the sheer amount of blood, sweat, and tears the engineers have poured into the project over the last months – it turns out artists' tears are a lot easier to share," wrote executive producer Larry Liberty in a new blog.
"In Game Update 31, we have made a combination of art upgrades that, when taken together, offer a significantly improved visual experience. Most notably, the level of detail on textures will be increased throughout the game on PC and PlayStation 4, and that's perhaps nowhere more obvious than when observing the Earth from the Watchtower.
"We have also taken the opportunity to rebuild areas like Centennial Park in Metropolis and Robinson Park in Gotham City so that the visuals there better match the story being told. And, we have corrected and improved hundreds of details in the environmental geometry throughout the game to bring a better, seamless experience to all players, and these changes will be in effect on all platforms, including the PlayStation 3."
In addition to the remastered visuals, Update 31 promises "numerous design improvements, polish, and a remastering of the core levelling game".
Game Update 31 is planned to roll out in early November for PC and PS3, whilst the PS4 game remains "on track to launch ... within the console's launch window".
Source: DC Universe Blog