Sony has just rolled out its latest 4.50 firmware update for PlayStaton 4 (PS4), introducing a spate of exciting new features to elevate the overall user experience on the game console. One key feature added to this update includes support for connecting external hard disk drives for storing larger games, whose size may go up to 8TB.
Users no longer have to buy and install a replacement HDD for their consoles as the new PS4 firmware supports all USB 3.0 complaint external HDDs whose size is not larger than 8TB. The PS4 notifications interface and the Quick Menu now get a facelift, besides the ability to add any in-game screenshot as the default wallpaper.
PS4 Pro users can now flaunt the exclusive Boost Mode feature, which will give a slight performance boost in terms of faster load times and higher frame rates for an overall smoother gameplay experience for some select games on the console. However, you will not be able to achieve 4K resolution video out of a 1080p game content.
Here is what Sony said in its official press release:
This can provide a noticeable frame rate boost to some games with variable frame rates, and can provide frame rate stability for games that are programmed to run at 30 Hz or 60 Hz. Depending on the game, the increased CPU speed may also result in shorter load times.
This update also brings visual improvements to 2D images while viewing them on the PlayStation VR headgear. Another key feature coming in this update is the addition of voice chat for Remote Play.
Sony has also introduced a host of interface tweaks for the platform's mobile apps wherein a dedicated icon signifies when the player has logged into the PlayStation Network (PSN).
Interested PS4 users may go ahead and download the version 4.5 firmware via PSN and enjoy all the goodies at stake for them.