The new PS4 update 5.00 beta is out today. Here's a list of the key features.
Looking forward to seeing the full list considering this is a full numbered upgrade, hopefully there are a few goodies that haven't been mentioned yet.
This is the Full list there is no hidden surprises
Well then there's that. Lol That kinda sucks
The only interesting thing on there is family on psn... I want to know if I can share/or play my bought games on multiple accounts in the family on psn thing?
Not going to lie. I'm truely let down. I'm just going to to wait for the ps5 for any key features now...Sadly I did the same for ps3 to ps4. Most likely when sony takes years to give you basic things you can almost count on not getting it that generation.
@ FACTUAL evidence I'd take games over simple features any day of the week though. Did you seriously skip out on PS3&4 for that reason? What features do you look for in a gaming console that makes it worth buying to you? Genuinely curious, because games have always been at the top of my list.
This is a pretty weak update. Especially for a .0 update.
Good timing on the family updates, as my kids just noticed I have Playstations and they're desperate to try WipEout. Needless to say I'd rather not grant them access to God of War and such. Otherwise not really much in there that I would notice. Some nice quality of life improvements, particularly for streamers and such.
"Needless to say I'd rather not grant them access to God of War and such." Why? When I was a kid I really liked to play games like Mortal Kombat or Nightmare Creatures and I watched some crazy gore movies. Now (+-30 yo) violence in games doesn't bother me at all and I personally am a Buddhist and do not ever use violence. I am really thankful to my parents for not censoring me games, movies and books back then. What age are your children and why do you think God of War could do any harm to them?
GoW has them naked ladies and sex mini games. I played GoW at 10-12 years old too, and odds are the only reason why is because like my parents they were naive or ignorant to video games.
5 and 8. The 8 year old would probably be OK with it under the right guidance and advice (ie not if he just started playing it without me being aware and talking to him about the content), the 5 year old would not. Either way, I see no pressing need to let them have everything they want and no good reason to risk their personal and emotional development on a whim.
Too much sex and cursing in games these days. You have to filter some stuff.
I appreciate the shortcut to leave a party and minor improvement but it doesn't seem to be big features added. I'm sure there r more small improvement hidden though as usual
GoW was beast when i was a kid. Cant imagine my childhood without it.
Afraid you won't live up to Kratos as this game is going to make him a father figure? :-P Would be hard to answer the question why you don't go around throwing axes at giants at the grocery store I suppose.
It was actually GoW3 in my head, but now that you mention it... I'll add that to the list of reasons I hope Kratos' kid comes to a tragic end early in the game!
Wasn't there supposed to be PSN name changes with this update? Or did that already happen and I didn't notice with a previous update? I am hopeful there are a bunch of other features that haven't been detailed yet, but there are some good ones here for streamers and those concerned with friends / family.
No, that was never mentioned.
ah ok. Sorry maybe that's just a commonly wished feature. I could have sworn I thought Sony announced it was coming. Guess not.
There was a rumour about it.
know what happened when somebody released a wish list and then a bunch of sites ran it thinking it was a Rumour List
maybe that's what I read then.
"Wasn't there supposed to be PSN name changes with this update?" Not once was that mentioned. That was just what the hope was.
yeah.. still strange that they won't allow that. Not sure what the problem there is.
As far as I know it's been possible in Japan since forever (and for free, too, from what I had been told). It would be a nice feature to have, for sure.
The chap that set up the PSN user database left, and didn't tell anyone the password.
Everything is in that list no surprises
Name changes have nothing whatsoever to do with the firmware, that's all server side, so no, not going to happen with a firmware update...
The UI for changing name isn't going to.appear from nowhere, and any parts of the user profile and folder structure that use the account name aren't likely to handle changes without any work being done to accommodate it.
@Tank And that's typically something you want to do on the account settings WEBSITE, not in the firmware. And why would you want an UI in the firmware for a function that's not used by most people. This only makes sense to do thru the website... The rest will go automatically once you're forced to re-login...
Probably was just a rumor, at this point its a rumor with every update and if it hasn't happened by now its probably never going to.
Was just a rumor. I'm not sure that that would require a system update though.
No, it doesn't look good. It is mostly filler crap. Listen there are some nice little features. Emphasis on little. Nothing anybody was really clamoring in large numbers for. This update, as it stands now, is not deserving of a full numeral update.
as i said last time and got bashed for it, sony's more important features are usually in the .5 updates and not in the .0 updates. for example boost mode was 4.5
When did all these speculation about good updates being in the .0? Does anyone not remember update 2.40 in the ps3 era? Hands down the greatest update sony has done on consoles yet.
wtf is this?
Finally black notifications are back. Send music through messages seems cool. Everything else is alright.
Turning notifications off when watching a video (will this include Netflix?) is the only thing interesting for me. Other stuff seems ok but nothing spectacular tho.
Speaking of netflix sony needs to force them to put hdr support on the pro netflix app. Still waiting on it, it makes no since not to have it.
Nice additions. The family one is a great improvement.
Considering I don’t have youngsters to worry about or stream anything there’s not much to interest me. Hopefully some of the lesser highlighted features (not listed here) bring something interesting.
Was going to say just being honest but I don't see why this shouldn't have been 4.80 or why it would need a beta
Hmmmm for a whole number update, pretty underwhelming. Most on the list I dont really care about but are ok I guess.
Oh my Pretty pointless update some good stuff but overall weak Update
For this to be 5.00 update, is really weak. Buy at least there is Hungarian language update which is cool for me and my fellow Hungarians.
Xbox one already have all of that a much more.
I don't think people care about what an Xbox one has or hasn't.
Sorry just no. Is the party chat sorted yet? And how's shareplay on xbox?
You're in the wrong article, besides xbox fanboys tell us they dont troll in Sony articles so live up to that lie and go away.
XB fanboys are first to comments on Sony articles.
Xbox? Cool that it has these features already. Now it just needs some more games! xD... Ah well, not much longer till 2018!
Everything is fine, but i expected more. Sony needs to resolve the delay in loading items on the PS4 interface, improving the Store organization and bringing improvements to the operating system API. I'm a bit disappointed.
Trash update again. Gimme a new media player or update the one currently on PS4 or GTFO.
Hang in there, they're working on your personal requests, they just have to get through the other nine or ten million personal requests first.
I like the media player there's no need for a new one. I can say it needs updating with webm support and high10 etc.
got the code :)
..Kind of a weak update.
Still, no way to delete/hide demos and betas out of my library. No fix to the notification menu they completely screwed up before. Decent new features though.
For a major update it's looking pretty underwhelming.
Beta is pretty weak,.. except for system wide keyboard and mouse thing? Don't think I've noticed that before,.. Also communities and store seams a bit more snappy on the PRO,.. (though I don't know if this is just because it forced me to rebuild the database and will downhill soon) It seams really faster a lot so I am glad I've updated,.. In terms of features,.. Haven't noticed much new. Custom friends list seams pretty cool also ,.. system language list expansion might be good for some people.
Any good update that improves the system is a good thing. Those expecting PS1,2 playback or turn all your DVDs into bluray videos or 100 person 1080p video chat or some free AAA game integrated into the dashboard for everyone or whatever, you set yourselves up for failure thinking even numbered updates are the big ones. All updates that improve the experience without breaking the system are BIG updates. Even the stability updates. It's good to look for new things, but don't set yourselves up for disappointment because you either ASSUMED something will be there or think you're entitled to it. I just expect great games and a working system to play them on. Anything over that is just icing or gravy.
"All updates that improve the experience without breaking the system are BIG updates. Even the stability updates. It's good to look for new things, but don't set yourselves up for disappointment because you either ASSUMED something will be there or think you're entitled to it." It really is a shame Sony doesn't recognize its fans from one another and treats them all the same. You really do deserve a nice gold star next to your avatar. Do they not know this takes effort on your part? Effort to thwart off anyone who may have concerns or have valid criticisms? Sony may ask its users what they want but you have your own personal polls, because if they don't offer it then hey, obviously there wasn't enough people complaining and according to you those expectations are far too unrealistic. Nobody talks about chaging your PSN username, nobody talks about PS1 or PS2 playback. If the system turns on, that's all we should expect. Sure, let's just put aside the millions they rake in each month for the protection they provide for its users online and use those resources to secure timed or marketing rights to third party support. After all, when your only concern is your own platform regardless of how anti-consumer it may be or how lame the excuses to why they block things or don't allow choices for other things, we should all just be like you. Have low expectations and call anyone out who may fall out of line and expect more, all while trying your hardset to make the competion seem inferior at any angle. You deserve much more than this, if you need a reference just let me know.
Wasn't "Nobunaga" off of Onimusha?
They did use him in Onimusha...Although, Oda Nobunaga was a huge figure in Japanese history during the Sengoku period.
All of their major updates are named after historical Japanese figures.