Sony has rung in the changes with its latest software update for the PlayStation 4 system.
Version 4.50, codenamed SASUKE, will not only improve existing performance and eliminate bugs, but will add some nifty features to the mix.
Most notably, users will now be able to download games and apps straight onto external storage, effectively nullifying the 1TB version’s advantage over its smaller 500GB brother.
USB 3.0 devices will be formatted to match the PS4 system, and will need to be at least 250GB in capacity.
The PS4 is also now more customisable, allowing users to choose their own wallpapers, a feature harking back to the PS3.
Several other new feature include:
- GIFs made in SHAREfactory are now compatible with Activity Feeds.
- Various PlayStation App updates
- You can now change your Activity Feed privacy settings for individual posts.
- Activity Feed posts are now far more versatile and customisable.
- Voice chat over Remote Play is now available.
- PS VR now supports Blu-Ray playback in 3D.
An exclusive for PS4 Pro users is the addition of a ‘boost mode’, which Sony claims significantly improves the graphics performance of older titles that have not been updated to take full advantage of the Pro’s hardware.
Sony also claims that boost mode may speed up loading times for some games.
The feature will be a welcome addition for buyers of the new console desperate for some keystone benefits.