Skyrim PSVR Update 1.4.40 Improves Graphics on PS4 Pro

Skyrim PSVR Update 1.4.40 Improves Graphics on PS4 Pro

Also some big changes to how the PS Move controller works.

Skyrim for PlayStation VR just got a new patch over the weekend that should improve visual fidelity of the game, especially on PS4 Pro consoles.

According to new patch notes by Bethesda, Skyrim PSVR Update 1.4.40.0.8 makes the following improvements to the game on PlayStation consoles:

  • New main menu experience
  • Globally improved visual fidelity, especially on PS4 Pro
  • Increased maximum value for the height offset slider
  • Bug fixes
  • Changes to the PS Move controllers including: Secondary X button now moves player backwards, new option to show hands when sheathed, sheath/unsheathe is now hold secondary O, adjusted angle for spell targeting, Direct Movement Swimming now default, Realistic Bow Aiming uses both PS Move controllers, and new map interaction.
Skyrim VR

While there are big changes to how Move controllers work, the news that visual fidelity will be improved is very welcome considering how VR games mostly live and die depending on how good the visuals are in the game.

Skyrim VR is the virtual reality version of Bethesda's popular Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim title. The full game is playable in virtual reality which is super cool, when we're not getting motion-sick playing it. Tolerance to VR varies however, so give it a shot if you're not prone to motion-sickness like we are.

For more Skyrim, check out our The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim complete guide for the latest walkthroughs, tips, and easter eggs.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

Skyrim Fans: Vasectomy Clinics are Targeting You. Feel Old Yet?

Slaying Aludin is cool, but you know what's REALLY cool? Sensible family planning!

Todd Howard Prefers Not to Remaster Morrowind, Fallout 1

Bethesda is also big enough that it doesn't have to outsource development.

You're Not Required to Finish Long Games in Order to Have Fun

That's not to say some games couldn't make it easier for players to reach the credits when they want.

More News

Spiritfarer's Art Director on Encouraging Relaxation, Exploration, and Just Chilling on a Boat

How Spirited Away led to a cozy management sim about the afterlife.

Borderlands 3's First Limited-Time Event Will Be a Free Halloween Ghoul Hunt

All Borderlands 3 players will have a few weeks to scoop up some creepy loot and take down a boney boss.

Street Fighter 2's Creator on Why Blocking Was Once a Controversial Issue

A creator and a pro sit down to talk blocking in fighting games.

More on PlayStation 4

FIFA 20 Review: This Year's Version Takes to the Streets, But It's Strongest on the Pitch

A brand new mode and some much-improved gameplay highlight an ambitious update for FIFA.

Borderlands 3's First Limited-Time Event Will Be a Free Halloween Ghoul Hunt

All Borderlands 3 players will have a few weeks to scoop up some creepy loot and take down a boney boss.

Apple Arcade Brings Game Pricing Concerns Back to the Forefront

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Will successful subscription services turn into their own walled gardens?

Sony Teases More The Last Of Us Part 2 for Next Week's State of Play

Naughty Dog wants us all to tune in next week.

The Coolest, Most Badass Guns of Borderlands 3

Crack open those chests and see some of the fantastic weapons in Gearbox' latest.

Fortnite Is Unveiling a Batman-Themed Event Tomorrow

Alfred, I need more Slurp Juice!