Prey has been patched and now actually does what it says on the box.
Prey released last month and seems to have gone down pretty well, but there was a definite, noticeable difference between the three platforms.
The PC build of Prey is way better than the consoles, and both the PS4 and Xbox One versions had different advantages and disadvantages. But there was a fourth platform nobody had much to say about, because the PS4 Pro version of Prey was, uh … identical to the PS4 build, pretty much.
Since Prey was advertised as having PS4 Pro support this was pretty disappointing, but the good news is that the most recent patch addresses that oversight, adding in a number of benefits including improved shadows, reflections, anisotropy and other things graphics obsessives will greatly appreciate.
If you have a bogstandard PS4, the patch also includes further improvements to the input drift, which was a real mark against this version of Prey. This is pretty good timing given that Prey is on sale on the PSN right now.
Here are the full patch notes for Prey version 1.04, via Bethesda.net. You can see it also includes a couple of progression fixes; if you got stuck and gave up in disgust, you should also check out what was fixed in the last Prey update.
- PS4 Pro Support added for:
- Enable Screen-Space Reflections
- Higher quality shadows
- Improved texture appearance
- More texture memory (stable streaming)
- Anisotropy 16x (from 4x)
- Improved visual fidelity
- Less LOD usage
- Dynamic lights show up further
- Particles are allowed to draw more pixels per effect
- Particle refraction enabled
- Additional fixes for PS4 input drift
- Glooing Cook between objectives no longer breaks mission
- ‘Nightmare is Hunting You’ no longer plays after completing ‘Copy Protection’ without Typhon Neuromods installed
- Disgruntled Employee mission now properly completes if player finds Grant Lockwood prior to getting mission.
- Sarah Elazar will now give the code for Cargo Bay B if player has hostility from Phantoms
- Aaron Ingram will no longer flee and cower when released in Psychotronics
- Player can no longer lock themselves in the security pharmaceuticals office in Trauma
- Superfruit no longer appears shrunken and flat when fully grown.
- Adjusted timing on several cutscenes.
- Blank objective markers no longer persist above reticle
- Using key actions while controller prompts are shown will no longer cause a freeze.
- Tracking bracelets are now sent to Recycler with “Transfer all Junk”
The patch is available right now on PS4 and is coming to PC and Xbox One this week – minus the PS4 Pro features and PS4-specific fixes, of course.