There’s a bit of a drawback to having a 4K console like the Playstation 4 Pro or Xbox One X; you have to have a 4K TV in order to get the full experience. However, there is a way for you to optimize your Playstation 4 Pro games without a 4K TV.
4K TVs are, of course, the best way to get the full experience out of a premium console. However, considering that a 4K TV is around as expensive as a video game console already, and gamers might have a perfectly serviceable TV already, it’s likely that gamers won’t spring for one unless they’re either already in the market for a new TV, or really want to experience the best possible graphics.
However, there’s another, cheaper solution to optimize your Playstation 4 Pro games even without a 4K TV. The upcoming 5.50 update that’s coming to the Playstation 4 and Playstation 4 Pro introduces multi-sampling, which will allow players to display their games at a higher resolution.
This can take games that have been ported to the Pro up beyond 1080p resolution, up to 2160, with 4 times greater color and visuals. While it’s not true 4K, until you can get a 4K TV, it’s the best you’re going to get, and will still be way above current Playstation 4 power levels.
While performance may be different from game to game depending on how well the game was optimized for Playstation 4 Pro, it will at least be able to cut down on irregular shapes, and the visuals will be sharper and more detailed.
In order to turn on multi-sampling in order to optimize your Playstation 4 Pro games, you have to go to “Settings” on your PS4 Pro, go to “Sound and Screen”, then “Video and Output Settings”, and then turn on Multi-Sampling Mode.
Keep in mind, if you want to up the framerate on some games but do own a 4K TV, you can downscale the resolution to 1080p in order to improve the framerate.