Playstation 4 and Pro update brings external drive and VR movie support

Sony hasn’t made any major updates to its Playstation 4 console in quite a while, but today it announced plans to give ┬áthe gaming hardware a pretty significant boost with the introduction of its version 4.5 “Sasuke” update.

The new software allows you to attach external drives to your system to play content off of. Though you were able to play things like music and movies on it before, Susuke now lets you stream games from these drives. In addition, you can now view 3D movies played off of your drive, and can even watch them in a PSVR headset to experience them to the full extent. You can use up to 8TB drives to store all of this content on, so you shouldn’t have to worry about running out of space if you grab a drive large enough.

The new update also enables a feature present on the XBOX One for quite a while now, giving users the opportunity to set in-game screenshots as their home-screen backdrops. In addition, they can edit these screenshots to do things like adding drop shadows and other visuals in order to keep the home screen options easy to use.

One of the biggest updates here however, is a new “Boost Mode” on the Playstation 4 Pro, which forces higher frame rates on titles that not have been particularly optimized for the new hardware. This should allow for your older games to be ‘boosted’ to play at rates above what they were originally designed for, which should help to make the PS4 Pro a better investment for those deciding between the two models.

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