Upcoming Update Features PS4 Supersampling Mode

Upcoming Update Features PS4 Supersampling Mode

Upcoming Update Features PS4 Supersampling Mode

PS4 update 5.50 will add several other features, including optional system-level PS4 Pro supersampling, Play Time Management for parent/guardian accounts to limit how long their kids spend playing, and Quick Menu shortcuts for better friends and music functionality.

The signature feature is Play Time Management, which is created to give adult family members more control over how long kids are active on the PlayStation Network. This allows accounts listed as family managers to manage playtime for child accounts. Children will be sent notifications throughout their play with regards to how much time they have left so that they can save and quit in time.

The firm writes: "The family managers/guardians also have the option to add extra game time via their smartphone or PC", Sony says.

Sony is also updating the Library UI to include a "This PS4" tab, which shows all of the applications installed on the console. If your PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock will appear next to your game so you'll know you can not play the game until you've re-subscribed.

Sony will also be using Update 5.50 to add some quick menu enhancements to the PS4 related to finding friends more easily in a "Friends" tab, and shortcuts for those using the system to play music. If one's PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock appears next to games obtained from PS Plus.


By popular demand, you can now import your own images via USB stick to use as custom wallpapers on PS4. Some games already have supersampling as part of their PS4 Pro Enhanced features, though this new setting will bring that same experience to games that don't already include that feature. The main new feature seems to be a slightly updated design, and a giant "NEW" on the front of the box, lest you forget for a few minutes that this was in fact an item fresh off the production line. On top of that, pressing the "square" button will let you change up volume controls for both Spotify and PlayStation Music.

One of the main changes with the PS4 5.50 update is that the game Library has now been divided into two different areas. Which of the newly available PlayStation 4 games will you be playing first? Once the image has been imported from USB, users can zoom, crop and preview them. This is accomplished via a new USB storage device option on the Themes area of the Settings menu.

We've all been there - searching for one specific game that you're pretty sure you own but needing to scroll past dozens of old beta and demo apps to get there.

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"Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of the PS4 Pro".

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