Sony has confirmed that firmware update 4.50 is scheduled to escape beta testing and go live today for all PlayStation 4 users.
As previously teased, the update boasts some highly requested features from the community as well as some that were not included during the beta testing. Today, the company finally unveiled all of the upcoming features.
Firstly, update 4.50 will add a new “Boost Mode” for PlayStation 4 Pro which will allow players to gain additional performance in every game. This will come in the form of additional frame-rates or a stable frame-rate in some cases. In addition, the mode will be available for even those games that have not received an official PlayStation 4 Pro patch.
Secondly, there’s external HDD support, allowing everyone to expand their storage capacity to download more games and applications from the official store. Note that the external HDD will become the default download location as long as it is connected. However, this can be changed by going into Settings.
Thirdly, Sony is bringing in improvements for PlayStation VR. Returning to the PlayStation 4 home screen from a PS VR game may give lower resolution. Following this update, you’ll find that the resolution of the system screen displayed on your TV is significantly better when you’re out of VR mode. In addition, the frame-rate of content viewed in Cinematic Mode will increase from 90Hz to 120Hz with this update.
Finally, update 4.50 will bring support for Blu-ray 3D discs in PlayStation VR. You will have the ability to watch them in stereoscopic 3D via your headset.