Playstation 4 Update 4.5 Is Out Tomorrow

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I just received the notice that the new update for the Playstation 4 comes out tomorrow. Sony has a write-up on their site that goes over the main features with more detail, but let’s hit the highlights.

  • External Hard Drive Support – You can now install software directly to a USB 3.0 hard drive.  It supports drive sizes up to 8TB.
  • Improvements to the PS4 VR
  • Voice Chat for Remote Play
  • More Home Screen Optimizations
  • More Sharing And Privacy Options – Including GIF sharing
  • Boost Mode for PS4 Pro

Let’s get this out-of-the-way.  Most of this is incremental updates.   Maybe you are super excited about being able to share GIFs of your gameplay.   It’s not a wide-spread sought after function.  The most important thing is the external hard drive support.

With people opting to go digital without physical media, hard drive space is a premium.   By purchasing an external hard drive and installing games to that, you don’t have to play the “should I delete this to get more space game”.  That’s one of the least fun games on any console.