PlayStation 4 owners can install update 4.50 as of today, introducing new features such as external hard drive support, boost mode on the pro for non-pro games, and wallpaper customisation.
External hard drive support
The limiting space of the 500 gigabyte PS4 was a sticking point for many, and although a 1 terabyte edition has been on the market for some time, it does come at a higher asking price. With no option but to delete game data up until now, owners of the console will be relieved to find that they can now transfer data using an external USB 3.0 HDD, up to a size of 8 terabytes. Games be downloaded to and played on the external drive, with saved data being sent to the PS4’s internal storage.
PlayStation boost mode
Another big feature is the ability to upgrade or ‘boost’ games which have not been updated to the pro’s specs. This will hopefully increase frame rates and graphical capabilities, whilst decreasing load times. Whilst this is a great feature for PS4 pro owners, it of course won’t have any bearing on owners of the standard models.
Wallpaper customization is a fun addition, and allows for players to use in-game screenshots as their backgrounds. The console will attempt to recognise the colours as best as possible in order to choose its own, complimentary ones to go with it.
3D Blu-Ray films in VR
PlayStation VR owners have updates also, as the headset can now be used to watch 3D Blu-Ray films. Just don’t pick anything too scary.
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