Not everyone has upgraded to a 4K TV yet, even if they own a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X. So for those on the Sony side of that equation, there's a new feature that might help image quality. A bit.
Unveiled this morning on the PlayStation Blog, PS4 Pro users will get a "supersampling mode" in the 5.50 PS4 system software update. The feature basically does what it says on the box: games that render at a resolution higher than your TV will downscale to match the TV's resolution, theoretically improving the image.
The trick, of course, is that some game's already do this. Games that have been patched or marked as "PS4 Pro Enhanced" may already have supersampling or downsampling built in, and as a result the new mode won't add any benefits. But for games that haven't been patched for the PS4 Pro, the feature should improve image quality a tad.
Along with the supersampling, software 5.50 will also add a family feature called Play Time Management. It's basically designed for parents to limit the playtime of their kids, and can be controlled and customised through the PlayStation app on your smartphone or through a web browser:
Image: PlayStation Blog
The library and quick menu are also getting adjustments, which you can read about here. A beta version of 5.50 of the PS4 firmware will be rolled out today, with emails going out to select users.