Feb 3rd, 2017

One of the advantages of the PS4 Pro is that it allows developers to improve the overall performance of some of their games, regardless of whether or not you’re gaming on a 4K TV. The downside to that is developers needed to patch their games to take advantage of some of the Pro’s additional power. With the upcoming PS4 firmware 4.50, that’s changing slightly.

Although it wasn’t mentioned in the recent PlayStation Blog post, with this firmware update, PS4 Pro users will be able to enable “Boost Mode.” With this mode turned on, frame rates in games┬áreleased before the PS4 Pro’s launch last November should increase. Here’s the exact text:

Experience improve 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 experienced unexpected behaviour during gameplay.

Despite being bound by a non-disclosure agreement, some users have uploaded gameplay videos of Just Cause 3 and The Evil Within┬árunning with Boost Mode enabled, showing a very noticeable improvement in either game’s frame rate. Now, you probably won’t see a game jump from 30 fps to 60 fps, but a more stable 30 fps is likely.

[via NeoGAF]