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Re: [INFO] PS4 Firmware Beta Phase

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The blog said there would be an update outline some of the changes before the beta period starts , also the link to the forum is not 100%, I have seen people with the beta that couldn't access the forum, and people that could access the forum but did not get the beta code

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Re: [INFO] PS4 Firmware Beta Phase

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Do people just make new accounts to try and get into these things?
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Do people just make new accounts to try and get into these things?

Anything is possible.

 

 

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Do people just make new accounts to try and get into these things?

@Darkvizardichigo, keep in mind some got into the Beta by visiting the Blog after hearing about the announcement from gaming websites who got wind of it. Not everyone who signed up for the Beta hang out here in the forums.

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Lol I just like to think of the mainstream here as a loose tight knit game family
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Re: [INFO] PS4 Firmware Beta Phase

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PS4 Firmware 4.50 update details have been revealed on the official PlayStation Blog. OP will be update later.

 

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/02/03/ps4-system-software-update-4-50-features-detailed/

 

External HDD Support

 

It’s easy to upgrade the HDD that came with your PS4, but if you’re still looking for more storage space on the console, we’ve got you covered. 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.

 

Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently.

 

Custom Wallpapers

 

This update adds the ability to set your favorite in-game screenshot as the background image for PS4’s home screen. Drop-shadows on text, and the option to dim the Function Area, will help keep the system icons and texts on the home screen clearly visible even if the background image you selected is super bright.

 

You can also edit screenshots using Photo Mode in Sharefactory to make your one-and-only custom wallpaper.

 

Quick Menu Refresh

 

As you may know, in the last system update we overhauled the PS4 Quick Menu feature (the menu that appears after a long press of the PS button on DualShock 4).

 

 

This update brings additional improvements to make it even more accessible. 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. The goal is to keep you in the game — and not stuck in menus.

 

Simplified Notification List

 

Before this update, the Notifications app had a variety of tabs on the left-hand side, like Game Alerts, Downloads, Uploads, and more. We’ve condensed all of the tabs to a single simplified list, making it easier to see all of your notifications all at-a-glance.

 

 

You can also quickly access the Notification settings from the Options Menu to turn off or customize which pop-up notifications appear on your screen, so you’re only being notified about your top priorities.

 

Post on PlayStation Network Activity Feeds

 

We’re adding the ability to post directly into the Activity Feed, which appears in a variety of places across the console, including What’s New. Under What’s New, you’ll see a new option to post things like text, screenshots, and gifs directly into your Activity Feed. You can also tag games or other users to make sure they don’t miss your post. It’s a great way to show off your greatest triumphs.

 

Tying into to this new feature, Live from PlayStation will show screenshots that users uploaded to PSN as a Public Activity, so you can show off your best gameplay moments not only to your friends, but to users around the globe.

 

3D Blu-rays on PlayStation VR

 

If you’re a fan of 3D movies, and you own PlayStation VR, we’ve got good news — this update adds the ability to view 3D movies in stereoscopic 3D directly on the PS VR headset. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

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The external hdd support is a good thing imo, I might just buy me a 2 tb external hdd for my ps4 pro.

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Re: [INFO] PS4 Firmware 4.50 Beta Phase

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Hmm could be good I'm struggling with my 500 gb still lol
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PS4 Firmware 4.50 update details have been revealed on the official PlayStation Blog. OP will be update later.

 

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/02/03/ps4-system-software-update-4-50-features-detailed/

 

External HDD Support

 

It’s easy to upgrade the HDD that came with your PS4, but if you’re still looking for more storage space on the console, we’ve got you covered. 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.

 

Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently.

 

Custom Wallpapers

 

This update adds the ability to set your favorite in-game screenshot as the background image for PS4’s home screen. Drop-shadows on text, and the option to dim the Function Area, will help keep the system icons and texts on the home screen clearly visible even if the background image you selected is super bright.

 

You can also edit screenshots using Photo Mode in Sharefactory to make your one-and-only custom wallpaper.

 

Quick Menu Refresh

 

As you may know, in the last system update we overhauled the PS4 Quick Menu feature (the menu that appears after a long press of the PS button on DualShock 4).

 

 

This update brings additional improvements to make it even more accessible. 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. The goal is to keep you in the game — and not stuck in menus.

 

Simplified Notification List

 

Before this update, the Notifications app had a variety of tabs on the left-hand side, like Game Alerts, Downloads, Uploads, and more. We’ve condensed all of the tabs to a single simplified list, making it easier to see all of your notifications all at-a-glance.

 

 

You can also quickly access the Notification settings from the Options Menu to turn off or customize which pop-up notifications appear on your screen, so you’re only being notified about your top priorities.

 

Post on PlayStation Network Activity Feeds

 

We’re adding the ability to post directly into the Activity Feed, which appears in a variety of places across the console, including What’s New. Under What’s New, you’ll see a new option to post things like text, screenshots, and gifs directly into your Activity Feed. You can also tag games or other users to make sure they don’t miss your post. It’s a great way to show off your greatest triumphs.

 

Tying into to this new feature, Live from PlayStation will show screenshots that users uploaded to PSN as a Public Activity, so you can show off your best gameplay moments not only to your friends, but to users around the globe.

 

3D Blu-rays on PlayStation VR

 

If you’re a fan of 3D movies, and you own PlayStation VR, we’ve got good news — this update adds the ability to view 3D movies in stereoscopic 3D directly on the PS VR headset. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!


I wonder will you be able to play games off the external or just move them back and forth to shuffle whats on the internal


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Re: [INFO] PS4 Firmware Beta Phase

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@ValhallaOutcast

 

Sounds like you can run applications directly off the External HDD, based on how it's worded.

Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently.

 

I'll be honest, I did not expect this feature coming! Iroically enough, I probably won't really use it (I generally manage my internal well) but I think that is a killer feature that outside of PSN name changes, is probably the top requested feature for PS4 and it's awesome to see Sony delivering on that.

 

Personally, I'm really excited on the Quick Menu improvements when it comes to parties. To be able to do a lot more without getting taken out of the game is going to be a huge quality of life improvement.


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