Sony’s PS4 Pro was clearly designed for the gamer with a 4K TV in mind, but what about those who don’t own a 4K TV yet? Obviously this means that they won’t be able to fully take advantage of what the PS4 Pro has to offer, although the good news is that it looks like Sony is doing something to address that.
In an announcement on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has revealed that there will be an incoming update for the console that will introduce “supersampling mode”. This means that games designed for 4K will downscale to match your TV’s resolution, but at the same time offering an image clarity boost.
According to Sony, “PS4 Pro users will see a new ‘supersampling mode’ under Settings, which enables those with HDTVs (i.e., 1080p or less) to enjoy an enhanced visual experience when playing some PS4 games. With supersampling mode, games that render to a higher resolution when connected to a 4K TV will downscale to match the HDTV – allowing PS4 Pro owners to leverage the benefits of an image clarity boost even if they don’t own a 4K TV.”
Sony also notes that there are some games that already use supersampling via the “PS4 Pro Enhanced” feature set, but with this update, it will allow games that don’t use the feature to still take advantage of it anyway.