With over 80 million consoles sold at last count - the last official figures were released by Sony in late 2013 - the mighty PlayStation 3 has since been well and truly succeeded by the PlayStation 4. Tomorrow, the wait for the PS4's new features ends as Sony shifts System Update 4.5 from beta to full release.
Hook the PlayStation VR headset up to your PS4 in exactly the same way as you would when you're about to play a game on it.
Sony's new PS4 Update 4.50 is now going live, adding an array of helpful features following the release of No Man's Sky Pathfinder Update. Numerous small UI and social tweaks are now in place, but the biggest user-facing changes revolve around external storage improvements and the addition of a Boost Mode for unpatched games on the PS4 Pro. "Following this update, you'll find that the resolution of the system screen displayed on your TV is significantly better when you're out of VR mode".
From the PS4 home screen, go to Settings Devices PlayStation VR PlayStation VR Device Software. You'll also be able to use voice chat when playing a game in remote play mode on PC or an Xperia phone (the PS Vita doesn't appear to support this feature). This can be toggled on and off by clicking the microphone icon on the tool bar, as seen in the image below. This feature has been created to provide better performance for select legacy titles that have not been patched to take advantage of the PS4 Pro's faster CPU and its faster and double-sized GPU. This would be for instances where you're logged in to PSN through the PlayStation App or the PlayStation Messages app.
Sony assured that the user that it will render smooth gameplay with faster frame rate. Depending on the game, the increased CPU speed may also result in shorter load times. For that reason, Sony lets you toggle Boost Mode at will.
The development team confirmed earlier this week that a new vehicle was set to be added to the game, however, the PS4 Pro game support had not even been hinted at. If you get an invitation to a party, you can send a quick reply saying "I'll join later", or "Sorry, I can't join". Thanks to those who have taken part in the beta and provided us with useful feedback.