The PS4 4.5 system software update rolled out on Thursday, much to the excitement of the console's fans. And as expected, it brings a host of updates, including one that many players have hankered for years.
Wired reported that included in the PS4 4.5 system software update was one that many owners have been asking Sony for a while. And that is the ability to store their games to an external device. The tech company dubbed it the "extended storage." However, they merely launched something their rival consoles Wii U and Xbox One already had since their respective market entrances.
The popular console has two versions that both come with either 500GB or 1TB internal storage. For prolific gamers, those gigabytes will not suffice. That is why they also have the option for an upgrade, but the allocated space for internal storage is only 9mm. That remains a big bummer for many players, hence the need for external storage capacity. Thankfully, the PS4 4.5 system software update provided the opportunity to add the much-needed space.
Kotaku also shared that any storage device connected to the console will automatically be formatted as an extended storage. Through the PS4 4.5 system storage update, any external device connected will automatically become the default storage location for new games and applications. But if the player wants to change that, it is possible to do so in the settings.
Furthermore, if you accidentally disconnect your external storage device during set-up, don't fret. One of the many perks of PS4 4.5 system software update is that it will only reset. Meaning, it will just go back to the beginning of the set-up.
Aside from the extended storage, though, the PS4 4.5 system software update also feature custom backgrounds. That means players can change the background to whichever photo they want to use. This is great especially since there are many games out there that have fantastic graphics worthy of being backgrounds.