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PlayStation 4 Update 1.50 Is Available Now

Get ready for the launch.

Now I am sure you are wondering why we are telling you that the first and feature packed 308 MB update for the PlayStation 4 is available when we don’t get the console for another two weeks.

Well, you can get ready for the launch and download the patch to a USB drive and use that to update your console on the 29th, rather than download it from the PSN which is bound to be horrendously slow that day.

Create a folder named “PS4” on your USB drive and then inside that folder, create another folder named “UPDATE”. Right click save this file with the file name “PS4UPDATE.PUP” in the UPDATE folder and you will be set for launch day.

The patch includes the following features:

  • Remote Play using the PlayStation Vita
  • Second screen gaming using the PS4 Link app for PlayStation Vita and mobile devices
  • The ability to record and share screenshots and video
  • Use of Ustream and Twitch apps
  • The ability to play games as they are downloading
  • The ability for four users to log into the PS4 simultaneously
  • Party chat
  • Facial recognition and voice commands
  • A background music player
  • Online multiplayer through PlayStation Plus
  • Blu-ray disc and DVD player capabilities

Source: PlayStation.com

  1. djdustb
    Since: Nov 2008

    Nice idea and I am downloading this now. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were not one or two revisions before the EU launch, but at least we have a starting block.

    Comment posted on 13/11/2013 at 10:53.
  2. bravotangosix
    Since: Nov 2009

    Does the USB pen still need to formatted to FAT32 for the PS4 to recognise it?

    Comment posted on 13/11/2013 at 11:02.
  3. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    Great stuff, thanks for the handy link.

    Comment posted on 13/11/2013 at 11:17.
  4. boeboe
    Since: Feb 2013

    Its happening!

    Comment posted on 13/11/2013 at 11:44.
  5. Andrewww
    Since: Jan 2010

    I’ll probably download this, although I’m still not sure I’ll get a PS4 end of this month.
    But first I’ll wait a little, as I’m quite sure there will soon be an updated version, once the results from the beta test area over there are in…

    Comment posted on 13/11/2013 at 14:50.
    • Broonba
      Since: Mar 2009

      If you’ve not got one pre-ordered yet (and if that’s the reason you may not get one on 29th) according to my local GAME store (Edinburgh) they’ll have more PS4’s in stock before Christmas. Or you could try and get one pre-ordered from the new GAME store opening in Birmingham sometime soon.

      Comment posted on 13/11/2013 at 19:03.
    Since: Sep 2012

    OMG an update that includes cross game chat,i never thought i’d see the day.

    Comment posted on 13/11/2013 at 15:40.
    • KittDJW
      Since: Forever

      Finally eh :)

      Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 00:13.
  7. lambchop
    Since: Aug 2013

    Got mine downloading now. Can see it taking ages on the 29th.

    Comment posted on 13/11/2013 at 17:04.
  8. KittDJW
    Since: Forever

    This will make things a lot easier on day one! Thanks Tuffcub

    Comment posted on 14/11/2013 at 00:11.
  9. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    A quick update to TC’s original article. The Playstation UK website now has an article with guide and download advertised for initialising your PS4 with the latest firmware 1.51 so anyone that was worried about downloading a US firmware version can get that day one firmware downloaded and readied before console release on ‘USB stick’ without any regional worries!

    Linky http://uk.playstation.com/home/news/articles/detail/item663036/Initialise-your-PS4-system/

    Comment posted on 22/11/2013 at 18:49.
    • freezebug2
      Since: Dec 2008

      Scratch that, they seem to have removed the article which leads me to think there might be issues over the regional question as the download link was directed to the US firmware page even though the advert was UK.
      Editing by drop the dead donkey methinks!

      Comment posted on 25/11/2013 at 09:13.

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