PlayStation 4 external HDD support finally coming


PS4 owners will undoubtedly be excited to hear that PlayStation 4 external HDD support is finally coming, a feature that the Xbox One has had for over 2 1/2 years. External HDD support on the PlayStation 4 will allow users to store content on a USB 3.0 external hard drive up to 8TB in size. Given the size of games and game installs these days, it’s definitely a welcome addition and will allow gamers to keep more games installed at any given time.

The feature will be released in the upcoming PlayStation update version 4.50, which happens to be rolling out now for users in the beta program. A number of other features are being added as well, including the ability to set custom wallpapers, a Quick Menu refresh, a simplified notification list, the ability to post directly to the Activity Feed, and the ability to view 3D movies on the PlayStation VR headset.

Custom wallpapers will let you edit and use in-game screenshots to use as your background image, and there will be options to dim the Function area and add drop shadows to text in order to keep system icons and text readable on your console. The Quick Menu will now cover less of your screen, and allow you to access Party features without having to launch the Party app. The notification list is losing the tabs and instead presenting all notifications in a simplified list. In addition, PlayStation owners will be able to customize which notifications pop-up on their screens. Finally, gamers will be able to post text, screenshots, and GIFs to their Activity Feeds with screenshots being uploaded to PSN as a Public Activity and being shown to PlayStation users around the world.

Which upcoming PlayStation 4 feature are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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