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Next PS4 firmware update 1.8 this week?

The next PS4 firmware update will likely be version 1.8 and we wanted to remind our gamer readers about a rumor pointing to a release date around Gamescom, especially considering the event in Cologne takes place over the next week. The PS4 1.8 update will bring some major changes and will be what the majority want rather than another minor version.

We touched on the possibility of v1.75 being the last firmware until the PS4 1.80 update arrived and our article towards the end of July revealed how welcoming the majority of you were to this outcome. The desires for new features did vary a lot, although one of the most popular requests seems to be external hard drive support.

Gamecom 2014 has a start date for press on August 13, and everyone else can get involved from August 14-17. Last year, Gamecom saw well over 300,000 visitors and this was helped by the introduction of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

During the event this year you’ll be able to discover new worlds and see what the future holds for gaming on a new generation.

The details we received from a credible source pointed to the next PS4 1.8 firmware update releasing in August, although it seems natural for Sony to target such a big update around one of 2014’s biggest European gaming events. If this happens sooner rather than later this month, then there’s every chance we have a matter of days considering the event kicks off on Wednesday.

Will external hard drive support be your most wanted change with PS4 firmware update 1.8, or is there something more important to you? Whatever happens, we are days away from the next major update and not weeks. This firmware will obviously be bringing a long list of changes as well, so we’ll be sure to share the full release notes when they arrive.

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