PS4 Pro Enhancements for Nioh Revealed

The action game will be published by Sony in the west.


When a Nioh Alpha demo was released on PS4 earlier this year, we discovered that the action game allows you to switch between two different modes that improved either the frame rate or resolution. Now, developer Team Ninja has announced what each mode will do when playing the final game on both the standard PS4 and Pro.

Localization manager Naoki Tamura also announced on the PlayStation Blog that Nioh will be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in western regions. Koei Tecmo is the publisher elsewhere.

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Nioh is scheduled to release worldwide on February 9, 2017. It had a second demo test for a limited time, and thanks to feedback from fans to both tests, the developer is going to make changes, such as revamping the stamina system and removing durability.

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The full list of modes and what they offer can be seen below.


Movie Mode

Unspecified "high resolution graphics with stable 30 FPS"

Action Mode

Unspecified resolutions with "a stable 60 FPS"

Movie Mode (Variable frame rate)

Unspecified "high resolution graphics with a variable frame rate that may go over 30 FPS"

PS4 Pro with a 1080p display

Movie Mode

Stable 1920×1080 resolution with high quality anti-aliasing at 30 FPS

Action Mode

Stable 1920x1080 resolution at 60 FPS

PS4 Pro with a 4K display

Movie Mode

Stable 3840x2160 resolution at 30 FPS

Action Mode

Stable 1920x1080 resolution at 60 FPS

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