It looks like PlayStation 4 is about to get even more features. If you were selected for the PlayStation beta program, you will get an early peek at some of the new features coming to PS4 with our next major system software update, version 4.50 (codenamed Sasuke). If you signed up for the beta and were chosen, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to download and get started.
Custom wallpapers, External HDD support which were highly requested features will be coming to the console.
We’re refining the user interface of PS4 even further, and adding highly requested features like external HDD support and custom wallpapers.
With this update, you have the option to store content to an external HDD. Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilà, you now have more space on the console. This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. You can download and install applications directly to your extra storage, and the saved contents are easily manageable through the settings menu.
Custom Wallpapers are the next biggest feature to hit the system as we’ve seen it on Xbox One now it will be on PlayStation 4. This update adds the ability to set your favorite in-game screenshot as the background image for PS4’s home screen. You can also edit screenshots using Photo Mode in Sharefactory to make your one-and-only custom wallpaper.
They’ve also done a quick menu refresh. Now the Quick Menu will cover even less of your gameplay screen, and you’ll be able to access handy Party features via Online Friends, like creating new parties, inviting friends, and joining parties, without transitioning to the separate Party app. It is similar to the Xbox One menu where it doesn’t cover your entire screen as well.
Sony also made a simplified notification lists, made the ability to post on PlayStation Network activity feeds, and they announced that PlayStation VR now supports 3D Blu-ray.