Dark Souls Remastered Won’t Have ‘HDR Lighting’ On PS4 Pro, Confirmed By Bandai Namco

Dark Souls Remastered was recently announced for the PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. The game is expected to be a full 4K remaster on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X and the initial announcement on the official PlayStation Blog also listed ‘HDR Lighting’ along with the improved visuals. This has now been confirmed to be a mistake and Bandai Namco has removed it by editing the article on the official PlayStation Blog.

Dark Souls Remastered will render at upscaled 4K on the PS4 Pro however there is no HDR support for it. The game will run at 60 fps on both the PS4 and Pro with the latter featuring improved resolution compared to the native 1080p on the regular PS4. You can read more about the resolution and other new additions for this remaster from here.

The new update for Dark Souls Remastered has removed any mention of ‘HDR Lighting’ which is a strange move since it was initially announced with this support on the official PlayStation Blog. The edited statement now confirms it was removed on the request of Bandai Namco.

Update: Edited to remove the mention of HDR lighting at Bandai Namco’s request.

Vaati, who is famous among the Souls community and has sources closer to the developers has also confirmed that his earlier information regarding new assets, combat changes and HDR lighting for this remaster was incorrect. He apologized for creating any confusion among fans.

Dark Souls Remastered will be released on May 24th for the PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. The game will be offered at a discount of 50% for those who own the original Dark Souls on Steam. It includes all the post-launch DLC that has been released for it.

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