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PS4 update 4.00 hits today

Heads up PlayStation gamers, the PS4’s firmware is upgraded to 4.00 as of today.

PS4 Update 4.00 goes to HDR

There was a lot of talk as of late about this update. Just in case you haven’t been following along, 4.00 updates the original PS4 so that it can handle HDR, the latest buzzword in gamedom. What’s that mean? Pretty lighting mostly.

Microsoft’s Xbox One S does it, the PS4 Pro (and Slim) will do it, and now the original launch PS4 does it too. HDR is a term that was pretty much nonexistent as of not all that long ago when it comes to games. But what a difference a few months make, as it seems to be all that the big two want to talk about… aside from 4k. They love that too.

Of course, to take advantage of the new feature at all, you’ll need an HDR compatible TV. So, you know, chances are it’s rather meaningless to pretty much everybody at the moment.

But wait, there’s more!

You might not give a damn about HDR right now, but PS4 update 4.00 does do some other things that you might be into. The new download redesigns the PS4’s UI to some degree, making it more user-friendly and a little prettier. You’ll also be able to transfer your files to a new PS4 easier, which is a case of looking to the future and probably something that most users won’t use either. I know I’ll be sticking with my launch model, for now anyway.

Oh yeah, and one more thing – you’ve finally got folders to play with. Yes, you can -at long last- organize your game collection into folders on the dash. That’s probably worth the download right there if you prefer your games in digital flavor.

Read more here on the PlayStation Blog.

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