The Elder Scrolls Online will run in native 4K on Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro from day one, Bethesda has announced.

Assuming Bethesda mean "native" the way we do, the company appears to be saying that the game will be rendered at a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels (4K) by the PS4 Pro, compared to 1920x1080 (1080p) by the standard PlayStation 4.

Of course, you'll need a 4K TV to see the difference, but those without will still benefit: "If you play ESO on PlayStation 4 Pro with a 1080p HD television, you will experience increased graphical fidelity; if you use a 4K monitor, the game will automatically run in 4K," said Bethesda.

This announcement is pretty surprising, as it is generally believed that very few games (and no graphically intensive games) will run in native 4K on the console – most will be "upscaled".

Upscaling is the conversion of a lower resolution image or video to a higher definition resolution via software trickery. It reduces the appearance of blockiness and jagged edges that plague images that have been "blown up" to display at a higher resolution, but falls short of native 4K when it comes to depicting detail.

Here's ESO's 4K trailer: