PS4 firmware replace four.50 brings exterior HDD assist, UI refresh, customized wallpapers, extra

The subsequent PlayStation four firmware replace is including some long-requested, essential options.


Sony lately introduced it’s searching for gamers to check the upcoming PS4 firmware. No particulars have been revealed on the time, however we now know what replace four.50 goes to deliver.

In a blog post, Sony confirmed that invitations will start rolling out right now for many who registered.

As for what’s coming with four.50, codenamed Sasuke, there’s an entire lot of fine information.

External HDD assist

Finally, Sony is including assist for exterior arduous drives. After taking the replace, you’ll be capable to retailer content material (together with video games and add-ons) on any USB HDD, just like what you possibly can at present do on Xbox One.

HDDs as much as 8TB in measurement are supported, and also you’ll even be capable to obtain and set up on to the exterior storage. Anything put in on the exterior unit will seem within the Content Launcher of the house display.

You can even transfer content material from the interior HDD to the exterior.

Custom wallpapers

Also like on Xbox One, the replace will mean you can use any screenshot as a background for the house display. You’ll have some management over it, too, like including shadows to textual content, and dimming the Function Area to make system icons simpler to see.

Quick Menu refresh

The Quick Menu, which acquired an honest refresh in replace four.00, might be getting up to date once more. It will now cowl much less of the display, and can allow you to create and be a part of events straight from the Online Friends part.

Previously, you needed to open the Party App to handle social gathering invitations.

Simplified Notification checklist

The Notification checklist, which beforehand had a number of classes on the left, will now be proven in a single checklist. You’ll now additionally be capable to customise which pop-up notifications seem on the display, and switch off those you don’t wish to see.

3D Blu-rays on PlayStation VR

The replace brings assist for 3D Blu-rays to be used with PlayStation VR. This means you’ll be capable to watch 3D films by means of the headset.

Post on PlayStation Network Activity Feeds

The Activity Feed, accessible beneath What’s New, amongst different locations, will now mean you can add content material on to it. You can submit textual content, screenshots, and gifs into your feed.

You’ll be capable to tag video games and different PSN customers. The Live from PlayStation app may even now present all screenshots shared publicly by customers.

Finally, Sony confirmed that different options coming with four.50 might be introduced at a later date, together with the replace’s launch date.