PS4 update 1.50 live now at 308 MB, can run off USB drive

Wednesday, 13th November 2013 08:19 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4′s day-one update 1.50 has gone live now, allowing users to download it ahead of Friday’s launch and run it off a USB drive. It’ll save all the launch day installation screens.

You can download the PS4 update via PlayStation’s US site now.

We posted a list of PS4 update 1.50 features that you can get through the link.

It includes remote play functionality, the ability to broadcasts and spectate gameplay, multi-log-in, party chat functions, as well as screenshot and footage capture.

PS4 is out November 15 in the US and November 29 across the UK and Europe.

Via Polygon.



  1. Erthazus

    308 mb for a firmware update?

    this is like Windows Vista.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Well, you do love PC. I thought you’d like this.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Erthazus

    @2, Yeah. But I hate Windows Vista :D

    Can you imagine how big 4K firmware update will be if 308 mb at launch. That’s a lot.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    Why would you even need a 4K firmware update? Neither hardware is powerful enough to run games at that resolution without sacrificing a tonne of detail.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Fin




    Man 4K would be huge. Everyone knows – more pixels, more megabytes.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. KAP

    PS4 is here… wow awesome!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Erthazus

    @4, I’m not talking about games. Of course PS4 won’t have games in 4K. But when 4K videos will be available on the system.
    In theory PS4 can play 4K videos. That’s what I’m talking about. Sony’s strategy is in 4K images too with their future TV’s.

    @fin, Just shut up. You are annoying little brat that knows nothing but likes to “herp derp” without any reason.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Fin



    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @7 Adding the functionality for 4K video support wouldn’t take up a lot of space. Neither would a few extra 4K visual assets for the dashboard. So how exactly is the size of the firmware even relevant? The smaller the better, frankly. Less space on the HDD taken up, and less resources.

    Whatever Sony’s “future strategy” with 4K is, the reality is that right now… much like 3D… nobody actually gives a shit about 4K. They’re perfectly happy with the resolution they have.

    I don’t see 4K even becoming a relevant thing in the sitting until 2018 at the earliest, if even then.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Fin


    4K’s a far bigger deal than 3D though. 3D’s always seemed like a gimmick, with the glasses etc (and whenever I’ve used, it hasn’t coped particularly well with motion).
    4K though, it’s just a bigger TV, which looks fucking amazing. Seriously, it’s as big as the jump from SD to HD.
    Though yeah, 4K won’t have any sort of penetration for another five years at least.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. RandomTiger

    Dave is this US sku only?

    #11 1 year ago
  12. AmiralPatate

    No it’s not. Why replace a perfectly good TV and computer screen to watch TV and play games at 1080p. Seriously. All TV programs aren’t even in FHD yet.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. vOL

    @8 Burn baby burrnnn!!

    “Just shut up. You are annoying little brat that knows nothing but likes to “herp derp” without any reason.”

    Now I’m going to quote the shit out of this when Erth starts his usual.

    #13 1 year ago

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