Via the PlayStation Meeting this evening, Sony has confirmed that all current PS4 models will receive HDR (high dynamic range) support next week.
A PS4 firmware update will enable current consoles to play HDR, though you’ll have to own a HDR-compatible TV, of course!
PlayStation 4 update 4.0
PS4 firmware update 4.0 will be available to download next week, bringing a host of new features, including HDR support.
What is HDR?
"In a nutshell, it’s the ability to display a wider and richer range of colours, much brighter whites, and much deeper, darker blacks. This gives the TV picture a more ‘dynamic’ look, which is where the name comes from.
HDR content preserves details in the darkest and brightest areas of a picture that are lost using current standards. It also allows for more natural, true-to-life colours that are closer to how we see them in real life." – Source: Trusted Reviews.
The news follows the reveal of PlayStation 4 Pro, the new upgraded PS4 model launching on November 10, 2016.Support HDR and 4K, Sony also revealed that FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 will support the new console, and confirmed that Mass Effect Andromeda would be launching on PS4 Pro next year.