Last month VRFocus reported on Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) revealing details on its forthcoming PlayStation 4 update, version 4.50. Today the company has announced it’ll be going live tomorrow, alongside the full list of what to expect.
As previously revealed, PlayStation VR will be getting support for Bluray 3D discs, enabling users to watch their favourite movies via the head-mounted display (HMD). There’s going to be a couple of smaller improvements as well. Some owners may have noticed that when returning to PS4’s home screen after playing a title on PSVR, the resolution appears reduced on the social screen. The update should resolve this for the TV.
On another resolution issue, the Cinematic Mode for PlayStation VR has been enhanced. SIE notes on the PlayStation.Blog: ‘if your PS VR screen size is set to Small or Medium, the framerate of content viewed in Cinematic Mode goes up from 90Hz to 120Hz with this update.’
That’s it in-terms of PlayStation VR updates but there’s still plenty of other improvements that can benefit VR users. The main one is that external hard disc drives (HDDs) are now supported so long as they’re between 250GB (min) – 8TB (max), and need to be USD 3.0 or later.
- Voice chat for Remote Play – Players can switch their mic on and off via the microphone icon on the Tool Bar of the Remote Play app.
- Off-console availability – Adding an icon, shaped like a smartphone, which indicates a player is logged into PSN but away from their console.
- Custom wallpaper & profile colour – Personalise the PS4 home screen.
- Share your activity – Create custom stories on the activity feed.
- Activity feed privacy – Change the privacy settings for individual posts.
- Save Data Shortcut – Hover over a game title icon and press the Options button.
- From Capture Gallery to SHAREfactory – Share screenshots and videos quicker.
- GIF support – Share GIFs from SHAREfactory to Activity Feed.
- Boost mode (applicable to PlayStation 4 Pro only) – Provide better performance for legacy titles.
- PS Messages and Communities app updates – Android and iOS get improvements.
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