PS4 System Software Update 4.5 to Launch Tomorrow
A huge update to the system software of the PS4 and PS4 Pro arrives tomorrow, which will, among many other new features, offer owners of the Pro a so-called boost mode. This special mode will let gamers boost the performance of certain games, allowing them to run at much higher frame rates or stabilizing the fps on some other titles. Note that the regular PS4 will not have this capability, though the other changes in update 4.5 do apply to both consoles.
These other changes range from cosmetic patches to added features: for instance, after the update gamers switching from VR to regular PS4 mode should no longer have a jump in resolution and anything viewed in cinematic mode should once again run at a decent frame rate of 90Hz to 120Hz. Also fixed and improved are the PS4’s social features, allowing players to see at a glance whether their friends are online and what they’re doing, as well as giving gamers the update to use a new quick-reply function.
In the same vein, the PS4’s social functions are also more easily accessible when gamers are away from their console, allowing them to talk to friends even when not gaming. When gaming using the remote access feature, which allows PS4 users to game from a third-party device, players will now also have access to voice chat, so no more muted gaming sessions just because you were not able to sit in your living room.
All in all, these new changes to the PS4 should make socializing a little easier, while, most importantly, allowing Pro owners to really get the very most out of their machines. What time exactly update 4.5 launches in unknown, but will likely be in the early morning on the East Coast.
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