PlayStation 4: Sony suggests that the HDR patch could be paid in some games

[Updated] It will be up to each company to determine whether or not to charge fans.

Update (2): Finally, a Sony spokesperson has contacted English media denying that they are going to charge for patches for 4K and HDR support in their productions. It has not clarified if the same will happen with titles published by other studies.


Upgrade: From other media they warn about the possibility that in the process of translation from Japanese to English, the information or its context has undergone changes. In fact, from the network it is also commented that the answer could refer to the collection of a fee from the developers and not from the users. At the moment Sony, nor any of its spokesmen, has made any comment to clarify the issue.


Original news: One of the featured ads of the past PlayStation Meeting was the confirmation that the technology HDR It will also be available on PlayStation 4, allowing even video games already available on the console Sony can improve their graphics by using an update specifically developed to take advantage of this technology. What was not said is that some of these patches could be paid.


At least that is what one of the executives of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Masayasu Ito, suggests, indicating that everything will depend on the companies. Asked about the matter by the Japanese magazine Game Impress Watch (translated by Kotaku), the Japanese manager said: "It will be different for each title. I think it will depend on what each licensee thinks."


Given that the answer points directly to third companies, and is certainly ambiguous (who pays? Companies or users?), You have been asked about video games developed by Sony, and in this case the answer is similar. "I think it will vary depending on each of our games." As for Sony's upcoming releases, the Japanese assures that all its games will support 4K resolution and HDR technology.


These statements come in full hangover after the announcement of PS4 Pro, the new system of the Japanese company with a launch scheduled for November 10 at a price of 399.99 euros.