With Gran Turismo Sport scheduled to release sometime this year, it’s no surprise that the the development team is starting to add some polish to the title. With that being said, GTS will support HDR out of the box for the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer, stated that “over 10 percent of the cars in the real world that have been included in Gran Turismo in the past were actually outside the color range of the sRGB that TV’s were compatible with.” He continued, “In order to make the game compatible with HDR, we had to start by developing a camera that can actually capture the world within HDR format. As a result, we ended up developing a camera that has 100 times the dynamic range over a standard digital camera today.”
What all this means is that the development team was able to take pictures of cars in a way that showed them how Gran Turismo Sport is supposed to look and will look even more realistic on those who have 4K televisions.
“As of today, the world of 4K 60FPS HDR and wide color is something that’s only available on the PS4 Pro. The package media that you’re used to today, the movie theaters and the broadcast media, they’re not going to reach this level for some time to come.” said Yamauchi.
So what does this mean for people who don’t own the PS4 Pro console or new high-end tv’s? Well, there's good news and bad news.
The good news is that Sony’s update adding HDR support to all consoles means that anyone with a PS4 can make use of the tech. The bad news is that you will still need a compatible TV.
Unfortunately at this time, no specific release date has been set other than the obscure 2017 window.