PlayStation 4 System Update 4.50 Comes With External HDD Support And More

Sony has just announced that tomorrow (March 9, 2017) it will release the version 4.50 (codenamed SASUKE) for the PlayStation 4. It seems that this new update comes with many new features and options and today we will talk about a few of them.

External HDD Support

This feature has been expected by many PS4 users, as most of them don’t want to bother changing their current HDD from their console. Well, it seems that once you install this update on your PS4 console, you will be able to download and store PS4 games and apps directly to an external HDD.

All you will need to do is insert your USB 3.0 HDD into your console and select it from “USB Storage Devices” from “Devices” that’s located in the Settings menu. We have to mention that the external HDD will be formatted, which means that any data that you’ve stored on it will be wiped.

HINT: The external HDD will need to be between 250GB (minimum) and 8TB (maximum) and it has to support USB 3.0 or later.

PlayStation VR Improvements

Currently, if you are playing a game via the PS VR feature and you return to the home screen of your console, you will notice that the resolution looks quite lower than normal on the TV “Social Screen.” Well, don’t worry, because thanks to this update, you will notice that the resolution in the system screen will be significantly better than before when you are out of the VR mode.

Voice Chat Available In Remote Play

The new update also comes with the ability to use Voice Chat while being connected to your console via Remote Play on Windows PC, Xperia or Mac device. In other words, if you have a gaming session planned with your buddies, but you’re away from your console, this update will make it seem like you are actually at home. To switch the microphone on and off, you will just need to click on the “MIC” icon located on the Tool Bar of the Remote Play app.

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