Sony has finally revealed the PS4 firmware update 5.50 for all users worldwide. This firmware update was in beta phase before and it adds supersampling support.
I’m still waiting for PSN name change, but these are good list.
This wont be done through PS4 Firmware changes (will be changes to PSN. )
I'm about to go test that Super Sampling and see if it is all its cracked up to be.
There would still have to be a FW update in order to add the option in the PS4's menu.
It might require a firmware update if name changes happen via the edit profile section.
I expect it will need both. The only reason I can think of for why they haven't been able to do this yet is because they must have stupidly tied your account to your user name rather than some hidden account id. So that would mean all the content that you own is tied to your name, so changing your name breaks those links.
@kneon: I was always told that those in Japan could always change their names (for free even) - I was told it has been that way since the PS3 days.
is the play time thing only valid for sub-accounts? i would like a Wii U like app for every profile telling how long time spent on each software.
Seriously, I don't find any reason to not allow users to change PSN name other than stupid decisions they took while designing the Database and with more than 100 millions user it's difficult to revert stupid decisions in Database design
Don't choose a name you'll regret and it won't be big deal.
@Cmv38 I didn't chose a name I'll regret but some kids do and regardless of good or bad names it's good to have feature and supporting it is as easy as flipping a switch if the Database is well designed
because changes too databases of this size is so easy! /s
My kid is 17, he was 6 when we made his psn name. It was his name and year of birth, not a stupid psn name at the time but he would like to change it if could now.
The reason is outdated database security. It's not a good reason, but that's what it is.
Question, if you change your name and your friends let's say know you as "dumdum23" for 5 years wouldn't that be super confusing to them? I mean the only way that could really work is if all your friends get a notification everytime you changed it. But even then.
@jaycptza if the Database is well designed I can write the code if not it's nightmare even for big team
It has to be more than just the database, that would be a relatively easy fix regardless of the size. I believe the problem is that digital content is likely tied to your account via your user name. So that would require updating not only the account database, but also make changes to the system security code that verifies the content owner.
@kneon That's simply a big Database design flaw
I wouldn't say it was a stupid decision back in the day. Databases can be extremely complex, and no doubt PSN has a complex relational database that is somehow tied to the person's username to link multiple different sets of data. It's not to say that Sony couldn't have rectified this long ago, just that I wouldn't really call it a stupid decision based on a retrospective look.
Jezz.. Why are people crying about this name change thing as if your life and reputation depends on it lol! I'd like to change my name as well, but I ain't sweating it cause what's most important is me still being able to access all my games and enjoying them ;)
no but one could tweak a database to fit the needs. it‘s more of a resource question i guess. no one got the time at sony to actually sit down and tweak the whole thing with great chances of downtime to the psn. not worth the hassle. and frankly, no one needs that namechange function. the ps4 is not a social media gadget in the first place. and others who feel like a stupid handle will have an impact to anything might need help.
I don't get why this is so important. No one should rush choosing their names on PSN. I sat down and tought about it for a while and I'm very happy with my PSN name. I was only 22 when I created my PSN account. So if a 14 year old kid picks a name like xXpU$$yHuntaXx they deserve to be stuck with that name. It refelcts their IQ very well.
cmon, just let them change their name, its not like its a sin or something :D
I use my actual name, which has changed since originally starting a PSN account.
Are you the same person you were 12 years ago?
1. IQ doesn't change from 14 to 22 at a noticeable level. 2. Wisdom is the reference you're looking for, and there's a reason it tends to come with age and experience. 3. It's still not a good reason to not allow people to change their name. Most websites allow name changes because people change, same should be true of account names for online gaming.
I think it should be changeable in a limited manner. First couple of changes are free then they charge you. Without skin in the game, people will just take advantage of a completely unlimited number times ruining the process (you can't have nice things because people will always take advantage). Perhaps, getting two free renames with any more additional having a usage charge but you also get a free rename or reset to 2 free renames every 5 or so years. Just spitballing.
Lol...I agree, the younger generation needs to learn about the consequences of their action no matter how small. This helps teach them to think things through before actioning it, and maybe just maybe we will see less of the stupid things that see/hear today. Nah, this world is too far gone.....
I agree with you Umb, but at the same time, I'm not one to think that a person should be forced to live with a simple lapse in judgement for the rest of the life. At least not for something insignificant. Choosing a name isn't really the kind of thing that would cause someone to learn a strong life lesson. It's more an annoyance where people just change over time, and may want to reflect that change through a screen handle.
I've been looking at the patch notes and this is a great update and really good news for PS4 gamers with 1080p TV's. Sony is on a bit of a roll this week :)
Just make a new profile or go play Xbox. It's not hard.
maybe this also fixes the webkit exploit which was released last week for latest fw's
it does,im staying on 5.05 for while,see if anything turns up.
What's that? My console has probably already auto downloaded the firmware update, so no going back for me.
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They are under add ons in the store.
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In the PS store under games > add ons > themes :)
With the disagrees, I'm guessing nobody wants you to find a new theme :(
Still no name changes or trophy listing customization
Name changes will not be in a firmware update, it pertains to PSN and not firmware.
Quite glad that you can delete notifications. Was getting sick of being reminded that I couldn't download P.T.
You are right about that.
Such a tragedy though, P.T had so much promise. I will recreate it in Dreams when it launches
Lol oh god me too
Oh man, thats sadistic from sony xD
Real Talk! That's what I get for upgrade to the Pro, amirite?
Super sampling I hope it lives up to the hype I created in my head.
It won't. It's a subtle refinement.
So nothing new implemented over what’s in the beta?
name change probably E3
delete notifications.... Finalllyyyyy!!!!
System wide Supersampling! Finally.
I use my actual name for my PSN account username. My actual name has changed since originally setting up the PSN account. That's why I personally want the ability to change my PSN username.
Change it back then, sorted 😉
I don't think my publicist would like that very much.
Get a new publicist! See, I'm full of helpful suggestions today 😁
You may be the type of individual who doesn't mind waffling or being non-committal, but I prefer to build a solid foundation and stick with it. And, incidentally, you're suggestions are about as useful as your passive aggressive, weak attempt at being funny. I'll remember your inconsiderateness and unoriginal trolling when I do get to change my profile name to what I want. Actually, no—I won't, but you'll definitely remember me. Ass.
Okay, what's your malfunction?! I'm clearly mucking about with you, and you figure a tirade and personal attack is the best way to respond? I genuinely can't believe what I just read. It was a straight up, innocent bit of fun. I'll know for the future not to bother.
I just want more stability.
5.5 has stopped my controller working or frozen the system, thanks Sony for your mandatory console breaker.
Boot in safe mode and revert back to the default firmware that shipped with your system. No update will completely brick a console. Sounds more like a bad install which can be caused by any number of things, considering there have been no other reports of what you say.
It isn't completely bricked, I couldn't tell if the system froze or the controller stopped communicating. It turns out it was the controller. I use a 3rd party wired controller, I now have to unplug it and plug it in again every 2-10 minutes (very annoying). I paid £40+ for a Sony controller and after a couple of months the Bluetooth failed (same as my original controller), so I bought a wired one to eliminate the problem. It worked flawlessly until Sony released this update. I won't buy another dualshock, too expensive and unreliable for my limited finances.
Nobody cares about that PSVR update because nobody cares about PSVR!!!
Except all those that love it.
I bet the both of them don't care.
Some nice additions here.
Supersampling is kind unnecessary for me since I have a 4K TV but would love to see a 1440p mode like the X is getting