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The Last of Us gets PS4 Pro and HDR support. Here's how much prettier it looks already

Time to add The Last of Us (opens in new tab) to the list of existing games that support PS4 Pro (opens in new tab). While we obviously can't see the PS4 Pro (opens in new tab) enhancements yet, the HDR support is already adding a visual upgrade to the game. 

Here are the patch notes (via NeoGAF (opens in new tab)).

People have been quick to show how the added HDR (High dynamic range) has improved the game's looks with the greater contrast and range of colour easy to see. Obviously you'll need an HDR TV to see it in its full glory but even these images show a difference. 

Here's a non-HDR screen via bananfactory (opens in new tab)

And with HDR switched on: 

Here's a GIF showing the difference more clearly (which may not work in Firefox apparently). The changes are most visible in the clouds and grass.

The difference are subtle but definitely there. We'll have to wait until the PS4 Pro's November 11 release however to really see what the big upgrades will be. 

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Leon Hurley
Leon Hurley

I'm currently GamesRadar's Senior Guides Co-ordinator, which means I've had a hand in producing or writing all of the guide and tips content on the site. I also write reviews, previews and features, and do video. Previously I worked for Kotaku, and the Official PlayStation Magazine and website. I'm a big fan of open world games, horror, and narrative adventures.