Despite a stronger console, if we compare the performance of Dishonored 2 on the PlayStation 4 Pro to the base model, we don’t see a lot of differences.
The sequel ditched Unreal Engine 3 for the Void Engine (an in-house modified id Tech engine), and currently, the frame rate isn’t that good – that is the reason why there was a quick PC patch released, and it still didn’t help much. Even with the strongest hardware on this platform, Dishonored 2 cannot run on sixty frames per second at 4K resolution!
The console versions target 30 frames per second, and while Arkane’s game mostly keeps it, there are some dips to 20 FPS. On the PlayStation 4 Pro, the situation is worse: if you only have a 1080p TV for the console that launched on November 10, you will have no benefits! You can only use supersampling on a 4K TV to downgrade to 1080p, which kills the advantage of a bigger resolution television.
As Digital Foundry’s analysis says, „We’re not going to do this unless it gives us higher frame rates or a massive boost in visual quality, and Dishonored 2 gives us neither.”