Sony showed off a bunch of games that take advantage of the new PS4 Pro at its recent livestreamed event in New York. The PS4 Pro can enable games to display at 4K resolution, utilize extra graphical effects, and run at smoother frame rates. Additionally, games can benefit whether they’re played on 4K or 1080p displays.
Some already-released games will feature PS4 Pro support through updates, while others will come with enhancements out of the box. It’s not clear how exactly each game will benefit from the upgraded hardware, but lead architect Mark Cerny did divulge some details on some of the games at the event. We’ve compiled all the information we currently have and will update this article as we receive more.
2K17 still features the same main team of Kevin Harlan and Greg Anthony, but it also has a rotating third slot for other analysts, such as Chris Webber, Doris Burke, Steve Smith, Brent Barry, and Clark Kellogg. They’ll each be present for different games, helping to break up the monotony of hearing the same group sharing their thoughts on every game.
The video above showcases each of their personalities; there’s no glimpse of fired-up Webber, which is the best Webber, but I can only hope he gets worked up about something.
Later in the video, we see some of the other ways 2K17 tries to feel more authentic, including David Aldridge doing his sideline reporting and new voice lines from NBA coaches. 2K says there are more than 200 such clips, as well as more than 150 interviews with NBA players for use during halftime and post-game segments. Likewise, each NBA arena’s crowd and unique sound effects are all said to be here.
Finally, your MyPlayer will have the opportunity to be interviewed by Shaq and Kenny Smith, and you’ll be able to choose your response to certain questions. As with seemingly everything that isn’t directly a part of the on-court action, though, this is hardly the visual highlight of the game.
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Ben-Hur is this summer’s biggest box office bomb, and sources close to the film told The Hollywood Reporter that it’s projected to come in at a $120 million or more loss.
The movie was directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and opened in theaters on August 19. Since then, it’s only earned $54.1 million at the global box office so far–it pulled in only $11.35 million in its debut weekend. $25 million of that is from domestic sales, and knowledgeable sources say it’s unlikely Ben-Hur will reach $75 million worldwide.
Ben-Hur cost almost $100 million to produce, not including its major marketing budget. MGM declined The Hollywood Reporter’s comment on the exact amount lost, but told stockholders that it was lowering its fiscal 2016 financial forecast because of a write-down it’s taking from Ben-Hur.
Other movies that haven’t seen good box office showings this summer include Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, which only made $165.3 million worldwide with a $140 million production cost, and Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. The latest Alice movie earned $295.4 million globally and cost an estimated $170 million. Otherwise, Disney has done great this year, as four of its films hold the top spots in 2016 worldwide gross–Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Finding Dory.
In addition to its commercial failure, Ben-Hur wasn’t a hit with the critics. The movie currently sits at a 38 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic. It stars Jack Huston (American Hustle), Toby Kebbell (Warcraft), Rodrigo Santoro (300), Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland), Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel), and Morgan Freeman (Ted 2).
Xbox One owners could play a free Ben-Hur tie-in game in early August. It was released as an advertisement for the movie and is absolutely terrible.