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Upcoming Update Features PS4 Supersampling Mode

PS Plus tab: It may not seem like a lot, but a new tab in the user's games library now sorts out which games have been acquired by the PlayStation Plus subscription. Sony wrote, "If needed, the family manager/guardians can apply playtime restrictions to make sure that the child is only playing for a set amount of time or within set playable hours".

The changes coming with the PS4 5.50 update affect the system across the board.

Now, the beta period has started and we have a great deal more clarity around what we can expect from software update 5.5 thanks to a recent blog post.

There's no word on when update 5.50 will launch for the general public, but we'll hopefully hear some feedback from those accepted into the beta.

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.

Upcoming Update Features PS4 Supersampling Mode

You can also import your own custom wallpapers via a USB stick, and in the near future, customise your Tournaments team page. Notifications on PS4 will be sent to the child during gameplay so that he or she knows when they should save and quit.

While the new tabs are welcomed, the feature I'm personally most excited for is the ability to hide applications under the "Purchased" tab in the library. Players will now be able to elect not to show a purchased game in their Purchased folder - a much-requested feature so people can clear out alphas, betas, server tests, and demos that they no longer need. If one's PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock appears next to games obtained from PS Plus.

Sony added a pulldown menu under the Friends tab in the Quick menu that allows you to see which of your friends are online.

When you're on the Media Player or the USB Music Player, "triangle" will work as the shortcut for play or pause, and the "square" button as the volume control.

With this new feature, users can listen to their favorite tracks while streaming games on PS Now. You can import images from a USB device, and you'll even be able to make adjustments like crop, zoom and so on to fit the dashboard. Outside of a few games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, PS4 Pro owners without a 4K TV on the other hand, have been left in a lurch in terms of supersampling since the system was released in late 2016. Here's how Sony describes the situation on PS4 Pro: "Certain games already have the "supersampling" benefits as part of their "PS4 Pro Enhanced" feature set, but this new mode can enhance the experience for those games that don't already have the feature". "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimized differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro". You can also now manually delete notifications.

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