Sony has announced that the company is finally bringing support for external hard drives to the PlayStation 4. With the next software update, PS4 owners will be able to download, install, and access games on an external hard drive.

With the arrival of version 4.50 of the PS4 system software, gamers will have an easier option by simply plugging the external hard drive into PS4, and instantly having extra room to store more games.

Other new features confirmed for version 4.50 include:

  • The ability to add custom wallpapers, complete with drop shadows.
  • A simplified notification list which condenses them all into a single tab.
  • Improvements to the Quick Menu accessed with a long press on the PS button.
  • The ability to watch 3D Blu-rays using a PlayStation VR headset.

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The new system software update started rolling out yesterday to people signed up to the beta program. Sony hasn’t indicated when version 4.50 will be rolled out to the rest of the users.