PlayStation 4 will be receiving another update for the console, version 4.50 (codenamed Sasuke), rolls out tomorrow. Last month they showed off some of the key features which were external HDD support and custom wallpapers, but that wasn’t all this update has to offer.
Here are some of the new features:
Improved 2D Images on PS VR
If you’re playing a game in PS VR and you return to the PS4 home screen, you may notice that the resolution looks lower than normal on the TV Social Screen. Following this update, you’ll find that the resolution of the system screen displayed on your TV is significantly better when you’re out of VR mode. The resolution of Cinematic Mode on PS VR will improve — if your PS VR screen size is set to Small or Medium, the frame rate of content viewed in Cinematic Mode goes up from 90Hz to 120Hz with this update.
Voice Chat for Remote Play
Sony is adding voice chat when using Remote Play on Windows PC, Mac or an Xperia device. This is especially useful if you’ve got a gaming session planned with your friends, but you’re away from your system.
Off Console Availability
Sony is adding an icon, shaped like a smartphone, which indicates a player is logged into PSN but away from their system.
Boost Mode (for PlayStation 4 Pro only)
PS4 Pro gets a new feature in this update called Boost Mode. This feature has been designed to provide better performance for select legacy titles that have not been patched to take advantage of the PS4 Pro’s faster CPU and its faster and double-sized GPU.
Read more about it here.