PS5 HDR10 games: The most important titles and what the color space standard offers you!
You would like to enjoy your PS5 games with a better color brilliance. HDR10 makes this possible and gives your favorite game a qualitative leap in terms of color variety and brilliance. Our overview of PS5 HDR10 games reveals which games offer this feature and what distinguishes the High Dynamic Range color space from Dolby Vision.
Playstation 5 games with HDR10
A Plague Tale: Innocence
May 14, 2019
Dolby Atmos, DualSense, HDR10, Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, Supports 4K resolution, Xbox One X Enhanced
Our good old Sackboy gained fame back in 2008 with the innovative LittleBigPlanet game on the PlayStation 3. In the meantime, the hero made of cloth has become an established Sony character and also has adventures on the PlayStation 5 in the style of a jump’n run. Your goal is to collect as many so-called Dreamer Orbs as possible and thus gain access to Vex Reich, the fantasy-suppressing villain in the game, and of course put a stop to it. The further you progress in the game, the trickier and more multi-faceted the game world becomes, increasingly challenging your timing.
The PlayStation 5 exclusive third-person adventure is a technically intricate shooter that really challenges the hardware of Sony’s next-gen console. Stranded on a planet called Atropos, you’ll fight your way through the celestial body’s plant and animal life as a US astronaut named Selene Vassos in hectic bullet-hell fashion, following a mysterious signal that sent you there in the first place. The catch: If you decide to die, you’ll have to start all over again.
The mother of all Soulslike games, with which From Software founded a completely new genre idea, can now be experienced either once again or completely new for the first time. The remake has been redeveloped from scratch, An additional content has been added and the graphics have been more than just improved. But beware: this game is not for the faint of heart, will try your patience and has the potential to drive your frustration factor to unimagined heights. However, if you can take on the strongest opponents in the world, you’ll be extraordinarily well rewarded.
What are the benefits of PS5 HDR10 games?
The so-called HDR or High Dynamic Range has – as sometimes read – nothing to do with the image resolution, but is intended to expand the number of displayable colors on the TV – also known as dynamic range. The number after the name abbreviation indicates the color depth in bits. From this, the maximum possible number of colors can be determined.
Thus, a color selection of more than 1 billion different tones can be mapped. In contrast to the 8 bit SDR with 16 million colors.
The advantages: Improved saturation, brighter image areas gain brilliance, shadow gradients can be shown darker.
An additional marketing term with this abbreviation can be found on the market besides the HDR10 designation. Games sometimes offer the feature HDR10+ Gaming in this context. But what is the difference to the basic HDR? In contrast to the classic variant, HDR, which is geared towards gaming, focuses on three pillars.
Besides the actual expansion of the color space, HDR10+ Gaming works with the so-called VRR or Variable Refresh Rate. Besides that, the color calibration is automatically taken over by the game and the signals of the tone mapping are adjusted so that the latency of the screen is not increased. Attention: Both the output device and the game must support this function.
PS5 HDR10 games: Dolby Vision vs HDR10
When you read about HDR, sooner or later the term Dolby Vision is often mixed in. In principle, the idea behind it is the same. However, two major differences give Dolby Vision decisive advantages. On the one hand, this format works with a color depth of 12 bits compared to HDR10, and on the other hand, this contrast enhancer optimizes every single image. This means that this standard uses a palette of more than 68 billion color levels and makes ongoing improvements to the picture material.
If you would like to learn more about High Dynamic Range, please visit the detailed guide article in our knowledge section.