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Gaming PopWrapped | Gaming

Sony To Unveil Boost Mode For PlayStation 4 Pro

Kyle Walton | PopWrapped Author

Kyle Walton

02/14/2017 6:07 pm
PopWrapped | Gaming
Sony To Unveil Boost Mode For PlayStation 4 Pro | PlayStation
Media Courtesy of Game Rant

Is there anything more annoying than running out of hard-drive space on your 500GB PlayStation 4? Picture this: you've been waiting months for that hot new game to drop, you finally get your hands on it, you slide that beautiful little gem into your system and -- it fails to install. Your hard-drive is full.

It used to be that you'd have to access your PlayStation 4's save menu and pull your hair out deciding which of your hard-earned, highly-prized files is next to bite it. Luckily for PlayStation gamers, Sony solved the problem by releasing that magnificent one terabyte beast known as thePlayStation 4 Pro.

As an added bonus, PlayStation games could now be updated to take full advantage of the Pro's video capabilities, taking the PlayStation 4's already impressive graphics to new extremes. This was all well and good, but, often, it meant that some popular older games like Bloodborne and The Witcher 3 didn't match the fluid graphic interface that the patched games were able to achieve. However, thanks to Sony's diligent developers, that problem will soon be solved as well.

According to a report by CNET, Sony will soon be releasing a fantastic new firmware update (codenamed "Sasuke") for the PlayStation 4 Pro which will give a much-needed "boost" to the frame rates, load times, and GPU of the games that the Pro left in the dust. However, once the update is installed, it won't be automatic, as a simple activation via the system menu will be required.

Sony officials didn't go into great detail about what to expect from the update, but one company spokesman told CNET, "Games that have a variable frame rate may benefit from a higher frame rate, and load times may be shorter in some games too."

From a gamer's perspective, this update will surely be appreciated. Unfortunately, however, it might also indicate the unwillingness of certain developers to go back and touch up some of PlayStation 4 favorites by hand. Nevertheless, many will agree that Sony is taking a step in the right direction here.

While the 4.50 "Boost Mode" update has no official launch date as of yet, Sony has confirmed that the new update will add up to 8TB of support via external storage drive, something that die-hard Sony gamers have been clamoring for.


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