PS4 System Software Update 3.00 Out 9/30, Take a Visual Tour

Posted by John Koller on Sep 29, 2015 // VP of Platforms Marketing, SCEA:

"The 3.00 system software update on PS4, codename: Kenshin, will be available to download starting tomorrow, September 30th. We want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone that participated in the beta. I want you to all know that we’ve listened. Your feedback made this system software update even better."

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FoxyGotGame1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

Tomorrow! ..That's great! Let's hope Update 3.0 goes smoothly for everybody. Can't wait to try the new features. Although I am still awaiting some very basic features like Friend Online/Offline Notifications & PSN ID Change /


Let me guess...Non PS4 owner down voting everybody?

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freshslicepizza1148d ago

"We’ve improved Messages by making it easier to access groups of people you chat and play games with frequently. Once you’re added to or create a group, you’ll see the online status for friends, what games they are playing, and the option to message or chat in party all in one spot."

is this the only way to see if your friends are online and their status if you create a group?

paul-p19881148d ago

They are 2 separate things. Groups are a way of organising your friends...kind of lol. I set up a group for my GTA Clan so I can see all of them in one screen (8 of us) without scrolling through my normal friend list trying to find them (93 friends). You can still find all the people added to your groups in your friends list though.

freshslicepizza1148d ago


are you notified when your friends come online?

paul-p19881148d ago

@Moldy, that's still missing... no matter how many times people ask for it lol. Hopefully it will be in a later update, but 3.0 would have been the perfect opportunity to include it imo

freshslicepizza1148d ago


i imagine it's super slick and fast though the ui

Angeljuice1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

The things you keep asking for are security issues.

Knowing when your friend signs in is signalling precisely when to run password gathering programs.

Having an external hard drive opens up a new portal for security hacks.

All these things are being held back for good reason.

XisThatKid1148d ago

No I'm in the beta and this is not in b the update

freshslicepizza1148d ago

"The things you keep asking for are security issues."

then the answer is simple, have better security measures in place.

"Knowing when your friend signs in is signalling precisely when to run password gathering programs."

i've never had issues in all the years i've used my ps3, xbox 360 before and steam account.

"Having an external hard drive opens up a new portal for security hacks."

yeah sure.

"All these things are being held back for good reason."

i don't think so.

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AC2020x1148d ago

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Vote for already existing ideas rather than creating duplicate ideas if yours already exists!

Blaze9291148d ago

for big 3.0 i must admit this is a pretty "who needs this?" kinda update. Besides YouTube streaming, I could care less about everything else 3.0 brings.

Why not bring the features that are most obviously being requested the most? Like external HDD support? Friend notifications, etc?

realplu1148d ago

I don't get why people want external hard drive support other than M$ has it. I for one don't want a bunch of peripherals hanging off of my console. Besides I have a 2TB installed and I have a 16GB thumb drive.

Blaze9291148d ago

@realplu a whole bunch of "i" in that comment - what you like /=/ what everyone else likes.

TheUndertaker851148d ago

The same could be said for yourself you know

Cause friend notifications are such a game changer and add a dynamic to your system. /s

BitbyDeath1148d ago

PNG support was also highly requested.
I do like the events section though especially if they'll list upcoming game shows in it.

WickedLester1148d ago


Because you can get a much bigger external HDD drive for less money than what you'd have to pay for an internal 2.5 version the same size.

Christopher1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

Cloud save storage size increase, PNG image format, and YouTube streaming are some of the most requested features and are in this update.

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Sony already said PSN ID change wasn't gonna happen a looonngg time you can forget about that. But as for the friend notifications, I seriously don't see why they haven't added this yet...smh

kmeck5181148d ago

I wish they would do an account merge at least.

THC CELL1148d ago

If u fancy a name change just change it In real name section it's not as good but a small work round

TWB1148d ago


Dude, thats ingenious!

When I made my PSN I didnt think of the capital letters and now my name looks kinda dumb because it doesnt start with a capital.

At least I can alleviate the issue with that tip.

showtimefolks1148d ago

i just want to be able to connect my external harddrive and watch movies and stuff. PS3 had this feature i don't know why it's taking so long to get this feature

LonDonE1148d ago

They have this allready was added not too long ago, download the app, it even plays mkv files.
Granted its a bit buggy and has problems with some movies, its no way as stable as my x1.

But it does work! kinda lol its a media player app, look in psn store under apps buddy

UKmilitia1148d ago

i been in the beta and it feels no differnt because as usual its all social crap that i dont use.

4theplayers wasnt it?

Christopher1148d ago

Man, who knew you represented every single one of "the players" in the world?

poor_cus_of_games1147d ago

Ukmilitia I didn't know that gaming and Sony revolved around you.

Aceman181148d ago

Everyone losing their s**t over what wasn't or was added makes my lol. Don't act like the world is ending over these little trivial things.

Personally the things people are complaining about not having hasn't bothered me in the slightest. When I upset my system I shutdown all notifications to not be bothered by that crap, and I still end up playing my games with my friends.

u4one1148d ago (Edited 1148d ago )

ha totally. how can anyone on here not love a software update with new stuff. doesn't matter what console, updates are awesome, period... especially big ones like this one.

i for one am looking forward to it. i was actually selected to beta test it, but i resisted because i wanted it to get the finished one and wait for the surprise.

show the love!

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Krakin11148d ago

Out of nowhere like an rko!!!

amnalehu1148d ago

That happened a lot faster than expected!

Mr-Dude1148d ago

Noooo, still no PS1 and PS2 classics? So much money you are leaving Sony

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NarooN1148d ago

Most likely they are working on it. I think we'll see PS1 and PS2 Classics on PS4 some day.

Monkeycan81148d ago

They Have PSX coming up They would announce something like that there.

IIFloodyII1148d ago

They'd have an announcement for a feature like that, if it is happening, we'll probably hear about it at PSX, maybe PGW, but PSX seems more fitting.

_-EDMIX-_1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

not really. Mind you, I'm pretty sure PS2 and PS1 classics are already confirmed by the Star Wars Battlefront PS4 bundle.


Sooooo its already confirmed that we will be getting some sorta of remastering of some of those titles as where do you think those games will come on PSN when Star Wars comes out? Why do you think they are even surveying non-PS4 favorites by consumers?

Why do you think this is happening for? So no PS1 and PS2 classics with this update..but that doesn't mean they are not coming period as clearly...the leaks coming out and even from Sony or EA with the SW BF bundle is sorta confirming its existence on PS4.

I don't believe they are even going to make THAT MUCH money with those classics. Games tend to sell the MOST during the first 6 months to year of their lives. I want them as a gamer, they are coming clearly, but I can't say Sony is going to BANK on those titles as that is very unlikely.

@Doctor- nope. They are disagreeing based on the notion that its cost Sony a lot of lost money. Its not going to make them THAT much money to actually do that. I mean..stop assuming someone is disagreeing due to being a "fanboy" as I favor PS MOST times, but that doesn't mean I just blindly agree with everything pro Sony or Pro PS.

I don't agree with the idea that this will make the a junk load of money, it will make them some money yes... but nothing spectacular. As I'm disagreeing with the degree that his will help them, not that I don't want it. I much did the PS2 or PS1 classics help them last gen? I own soooooooo much of them on my PS3, but I still got a PS4 DAY 1 and so did 25 million others for next gen games. PS3, PS2 and PS1 classics are welcome, but its not my sole purpose for owning a PS4. I just don't think they would be missing out on THAT much money by not making classics.

Good to add, I want them clearly, Sony will make money...not that much though. I'm merely not exaggerating how much will come from this. and others have noted too its clearly going to be announced at PSX or PGW etc as its already been spotted on ESRB and the Star Wars bundle confirms it.

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