PlayStation 4 firmware update 4.50 is looking like an important step forward for the current-gen console. After years of asking for it, users are finally getting external hard drive support, allowing you to connect with drives up to 8TB in size. Fantastic news for those of you who aren't keen on swapping out the system's internal storage device.

Next up, custom wallpapers are coming your way. You'll be able to set screenshots as your home screen's background, giving you a little more room for customisation. On top of that, we're also getting improvements to the quick menu, which was added via the previous firmware update. The menu will cover less of the screen, and party features have been improved through the use of your friends list. Sounds handy.

We're not done yet, though. Notifications are being simplified, meaning that you'll apparently be able to browse all of your notifications a little easier. You'll be able to check them from the refreshed quick menu, as well. The activity feed is also being buffed, with the update allowing you to post things to it directly.

And last but not least, 3D Blu-Ray support is being added to PlayStation VR, which, naturally, means that you'll be able to watch 3D moves through your headset. Pretty cool. The update will be landing at some point in the next few weeks.

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[source blog.us.playstation.com]