PlayStation 4 Pro has been out some time now, but not all games are already supported with the upgraded version. So now Sony plan to roll out new updates to enable older PS4 games to ‘taste’ the performance of PS4 Pro.
According to PS4 spokesperson in a statement shared with GameSpot, he said the Boost Mode enables smoother gameplay on some PS4 games that were released before the launch of PS4 Pro and has not been updated to support PS4 Pro. This is enabled because PS4 Pro run at a higher GPU and CPU clock speed than PS4.
While all PS4 games are supported by PS4 Pro, they haven’t given any improvement despite the PS4 Pro hardware is twice as powerful. The Xbox One S, the other hand, already deliver somewhat improved performance compare to its older system.
It’s still not confirmed yet it will be included in upcoming 4.50 updates, but it is under consideration. The feature, however, already include in the beta version which already begins. From the screenshot shared by Mladen Tapavicki, who tried the beta, below which published in Polygon.com, mentions Boost Mode and the detail says:
“Experience improved gameplay, including higher frame rates, for some games that were released before the introduction of PS4 Pro (CUH-7000 series). Turn this off if you experience unexpected behaviour during gameplay”.
Some videos have already uploaded in Youtube from those who have beta access to the update. The good example is The Evil Within from Noel Underson below. The boost mode seems to show an improved frame rate in an early section of the game suffers low fps in normal mode. The results are likely to vary from game to game, and we’ll update this section as we learn more about this new mode.
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