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Killing Floor 2: PS4 Pro Details, Open Beta Begins November 4

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Killing Floor 2: PS4 Pro Details, Open Beta Begins November 4

Killing Floor 2 is an action-packed, cooperative shooter with terrifying enemies, a unique blend of weaponry and perk classes, and the most advanced gore system ever created.

PS4 Pro has allowed us to take Killing Floor 2’s visuals to the next level of fidelity. Resolution, memory, and performance are the three key ways the PS4 Pro enhances Killing Floor 2.

First on the point of resolution for players that have a 4K TV and a PS4 Pro. Killing Floor 2 runs at a higher 1800p resolution that is then upscaled to 4K 2160p resolution, unlocking the gaming potential of your 4K screen. The extra resolution increases overall environment, weapon, and character detail beyond what is perceivable on a 1080p display.

Killing Floor 2: PS4 Pro Details, Open Beta Begins November 4

Environment details such as foliage and distant level meshes have a new level of definition. Enemies (Zeds) in the world seen at medium to long distances have many more pixels defining them, making it just a bit easier to get that head shot. Killing Floor 2’s over-the-top gore system has never looked better with persistent blood reflecting the world and characters in high resolution.

The extra memory on PS4 Pro allows us to activate our ultra textures that have higher resolution over the standard PS4. The ultra textures add extra surface detail to everything in the game including first-person weapons, arms, zeds, and the levels themselves.

These high-res textures will be used whether the player is playing on a 4K TV or a standard 1080p display. In addition to the ultra textures, the extra memory allowed us to increase our dynamic shadow resolution. Killing Floor 2’s custom deferred renderer uses a number of shadowing techniques including dynamic shadows. When these dynamic shadows are used they will be crisper and higher resolution on PS4 Pro then the standard PS4. When playing on a 1080p TV, Killing Floor 2 is effectively super sampled, resulting in much higher quality and smoother anti-aliasing.

All of this is achieved without compromising on performance. Killing Floor 2 runs at an increased frame rate when using a PS4 Pro on a 1080p display. Whether you have a 4K or 1080p TV, Killing Floor 2 is going to look amazing on a PS4 Pro.

At Tripwire we love being at the forefront of emerging technology and strive for our games to be as visually stunning as possible. Looking to the future, it’s exciting to know that we can develop on such powerful hardware that allows us to unlock our true artistic and creative vision, and not have to compromise. This is the first time we’ve had a major hardware upgrade during a platform cycle that adds a lot more potential but doesn’t split the player base, since all PS4’s are compatible with each other. It’s also exciting that as virtual reality becomes more widely adopted, we’ll have hardware that can support its demanding performance and resolution requirements.

We’re excited to release the new trailer today that was compiled completely from the PS4 Pro version of the game!

Lastly, we’re excited to announce that a PS4 multiplayer open beta will be starting tomorrow on November 4 at 10:00 AM Pacific and will be running through Sunday November 6!

The Killing Floor 2 open beta on PS4 will feature the following:

  • 2 Multiplayer Modes — Survival and Versus Survival
  • 3 Maps — Burning Paris, Biotics Lab, Evac Point
  • 1 Offline Training Mission
  • 9 Perk Classes
  • 14 Characters

The full version of Killing Floor 2 launches on November 18!

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  • saiyanknight87

    will there be support for level of graphical fidelity like other games such 4k 60 or 1080p 60 etc? more games should have this option available. Looking forward to this game Been hype about this since i was at PSX and seen it.

  • KidCommando

    Are there any comparison screens/video of your game running on PS4 vs PS4 Pro on a standard 1080p HDTV?

  • will def check beta out!

    • So excited! Played the first game on PC and its a blast. Happy you are doing an open beta, so I can convince my friends to pick this up.

  • Great to see more Steam games come here. Does this release mean, you guys are done with early access?

    • The full game releases on the 18th. That also means the game will officially leave early access on Steam. Hope that answers your question.

  • TANK_ON_4_D

    The variety of weapons looks awesome

  • Preload?

  • AndreRCamargo

    Where’s the link to the version beta ps4?

  • mikidjolejoca

    Developers stated> Killing Floor 2 is going to look amazing on a PS4 Pro

    For me that means Killing Floor 2 is not looking best on regular PS4, so I will not buy the game that will not look “amazing” on regular PS4.

    Statements like this from developers, will cripple the game sales number on regular PS4.

    I am curious to see how many copies of Tomb raider is sold, heaving in mind that they have similar statements regarding Ps4 regular and PS4 Pro graphic differences.

    • andrelrcamargo

      Guy, u’re right

    • ragnarokblaze214

      its because people care about hi res graphics sigh people are to picky try playing games back on the ps2 or the ps1 people dnt complain then all you graphics junkies fangasm about it then you rip it apart later its just its just a game play it and have fun and rember this is a PC port

  • where is the beta link!

  • Can anyone sent the beta link please?? I didn’t find the beta in PlayStation store

  • so why is this “open beta” limited to JUST playstation plus members? havent ALL other betas been free to play as free can be?

    • lunarblueberry

      Did you hit your head? How are you planning on playing a multiplayer beta without ps plus? Also, get plus. Open a lemonade stand tomorrow and you’ll have it. Geegads ya cheapskate.

    • EffDnDa_AYE

      So i guess you havent played the titanfall beta, or the battlefield beta, or the infinite warfare beta, or literally any beta to come out in the last couple years that did not required ps plus to play?…

  • ragnarokblaze214

    EH people get hyped about the PS4 pro and then rip on it later I do have a normal ps4 but I dnt care for the enhanced stuff yeah I care for the frame rate and stuff cuz killing floor 2 beta is slow and I hope the full games improves this or im just getting a better pc

  • WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR TRIPWIRE TO TELL US IF WE GET TO KEEP OUR PROGRESS OR WILL IT BE WIPED? IT SHOULD BE STATED ABOVE. CAN I PLEASE GET AN ANSWER???????

    • Somebody asked on twitter and the Devs stated, progress will not carry over from the beta

  • FrostedFlakes190

    If you have not checked out the beta yet your missing out!

  • BadboyStudiosInc

    No HDR? This game looks like it would be awesome with it enabled. Ths does look good. Reminds me of a mix between Doom, Quake and Timesplitters. Just good old fashioned FPS bliss. Deifinitely on my radar for play on my PS4 Pro.

  • mikeknight209

    This might be a stupid question but it’s the problem in having since downloading.

    Why can’t i play online? I keep getting “unable to find match. No servers matching the search settings were found. Try different filters. ”

    I’ve tried with no luck.

  • bruhfrogzombie

    Waited for this game for a long time thanks tripwire.

  • LIAMxBENTLEY

    Will we be getting the same content for this game as is on PC? I think it would be a real let down if we couldn’t have access to the workshops or community that produces thousands of amazing extra content such as maps, game modes, mutators and weapons, which I forgot to mention are also free.

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