"The next system update is on the way to Sony’s PlayStation 4 soon and you can now sign up to take part in the 6.0 Firmware Beta Test."
I have faith this whole number update will be useful
Firmware and Beta test are two words that don't sound good when put together... I love my PS4 too much to ever be part of that... I mean what if your system freezes up and crashes or it goes black and does not come back on, oh well you signed up for the beta...
I been in every beta. Never happened to me. Even if it did, safe mode, downgrade done. I used many software betas across many devices. The most there usually is to worry about is some broken functionality, not an entire bricked device.
I've used and been on every PS4 beta. Never had any issues whatsoever.
I completely agree, as an IT professional myself, I would always have a test device to do all that stuff with. I suspect most folks wont purchase another PS4 for that purpose but in my opinion that is the right way to go about it. Sony is irresponsible if they are not going to replace your system after agreeing to the beta/firmware if your system bricks because of it. Otherwise it is a huge risk and gamble....
I’m sure the issues would ruin the hardware. I just I’ve never signed up.
I wish they had and PSN insider I could join. Something similar to Xbox insider, where one could join and get system updates early and leave feedback to improve, change, etc the update before it becomes standard. Sony is making sure it launches a good update...that's a good thing.
Systems now can be reset to their default, even if a firmware bricks them. They have a failsafe that keeps the original firmware stored in the system ROM so it can always be retrieved, and the safe mode isn't dependent on the firmware itself.
Whole number updates should be useful, and should include new features. 5.00 was not, and brought very little, if anything, as far as features go.
It introduced external hdd support amongst other things. I'd call this major.
@Ju Wasn't that 4.5? Yup it was, I googled...
@Ju 5.00 just added a bunch of parental control features, basically.
HELL NO im not touchin this. Especially bcuz all its mainly doing is fixing the CFW EXPLOIT which i have. So um NO SONY
I just want the ability to update/download games and have it turn off on own.
It does that already in rest mode.
You can only update it won't shut off on own.Like on the ps3 when you download a game and it would shut off afterwards.
But you don't need to do that if you have it in sleep mode. Why turn it all the way off? You're likely to use more power booting the PS4 from off than what it uses in sleep outside of downloads. In sleep it does the exact same thing. It just doesn't turn on the system. Also yes you can download games etc. You just have to make sure in the settings that you have it turned on. I always make my system download games when I'm at work and it stays off and is fully installed when I get home.
I’d like this as well, biggest reason is my area tends to lose power from time to time, so my ps4 in rest mode messes up and always has me repair my external hdd upon boot. I kek the console on for updates when I leave
What you think that sleep mode is for? Ps3 didn't do it because it couldn't download in sleep mode. Ps4 can.
@Ju Wrong. PS+ introduced the ability to download updates while the PS3 was "shut down."
Still, the PS3 simply cannot download in the background. Hence "wakeup, install, shutdown". While on PS4 you queue downloads and go to sleep. For the PS3 to check for updates, it actually needs to boot once a day, download and shut down. It does that with some configurable window per day. Which still makes it beep if it needs to wake up at 2 am...there is no benefit on what the PS3 does over the PS4.
The problem with rest mode is that if the power goes out, then you have to deal with the data correction process which is annoying to do. Experience that a lot lately, cause the ps4 is technically still on.
Ps3 was more advanced in features than ps4 and x1
BS. I still have my PS3. There is really nothing where it beats the PS4.
@shineon How does it have more advanced features? It may have additional media capability, like play music CD's but other than that? Now let's talk about what PS4 CAN do and the PS3 CAN'T. - Multiple downloads - Run a game and a an app - Party Chat - Remote play any game on several devices - Rest mode that saves a game exactly where you leave it. - Play a game that's still downloading - Play music during gaming. - VR Support - HDR support - Record and live stream gameplay The PS3 was good for its time, and I still have my launch 60gb with full BC, but it's a pain to use compared to the PS4. In fact it's a god send for a gamer like me who can't always spend as much time as I'd like gaming.
@Ju The Ps3 beats the Ps4 at playing Ps1 disc,Ps2 disc,Ps3Disc,DLNA,2 Channel splitting audio between two outlets,3D blu ray,Online gaming without pay wall,streaming your laptop phone or what ever device,download music fron your mp3,cell phone or whatever device do I need to go on because I havent even gotten to the custom dynamic backgrounds you can create and upload to your ps3 so yeah ps3 was a next gen system coming from ps2,ps4 and x1 well im just gonna keep silent becuz everybody aint gon get it anyway
That's what rest mode is for.
He's talking about having the system fully shut down. Rest mode is still on, it's just a lower power mode.
But the PS3 doesn't have a low power mode at all. It has a wake up timer. Nothing runs on the PS3 when of (other than wake on land and a timer). That also means no push to the PS3 while this works on the PS4
That's what rest mode is for. My system downloads and update all while in rest mode. The PS3 was the exact same way
No. Ps3 turns off completely when downloads finishes.
I left mine in standby mode
it does that already, just set it to turn off when on menu screen for more then 10 to 20 mins which is what I have mine on and anytime I walk away and forgot I had it on it turns off by it's self... @ Majin-vegeta - But what I think you want is rest mode, it can download a game and then turn off after it's done -- https://www.youtube.com/wat...
On my phone the playstation North america link doesn't work.
Anybody have any idea what is on it or did you make it into the beta as it was closed when I tried to sign up for Europe?
Eu hasn't opened sign up yet
Mega stability incoming !
.0 updates are usually bigger and with features. Not just stability updates.
He might have been saying it tongue in cheek, no?
Yes, it features bigger stability.
Backwards compatability please
I wouldnt count on it
Wouldn't or would? ;) Just kidding, but yeah, I think it will make it only to next gen.
Sorry, I often forget where is the apostrophe on spanish keyboards Annnnd, thing is that due to the architecture of the ps3 I dont see it being possible on the ps4 at least
Coming soon to ps5 lol
I'm hoping for some ps1 love up scaled psx games with trophy support.
Personally the moment they said in the last beta Canada is now able to do the beta, I said I'll never do a ps4 update beta now. They had Canadians signing up for the beta for years and NOT once did they mention that it's US only. Not even on the sign up page. Had me hoping I get into the betas multiple time while friends in the stats get in multiple times smh. It's really me just being petty, but oh well. All they had to do is say that it's US only. They always screw Canada over and say nothing until after the fact.
Dame new updates keeps given me errors,crashes, locking up my PS4 Pro. Sony need to fixs this error reports. Every dame day i'll get 2 or 3 error reports i'm getting pissed off by this.I love my PS4 Pro but this keep going on i'm going xbox next generation.
have you tried rebuilding the database? or even contacting their support to try to find a solution?
Same here, I get that way too often on my PS4 Pro. Especially when leaving the PS Store or the internet browser and coming back to the main menu, especially when there's a dynamic theme going on, if I try to scroll through my games too fast during the first 15-20 seconds, I often get an error message. At first I used to think it was because I had left my PS4 Pro on my subwoofer for months, I thought since they say speakers have magnets in them and that can damage a hard disk drive, maybe a subwoofer has magnets too and leaving my PS4 Pro on it might've damaged its HDD, but it's been lying somewhere else for months now, and I still get those pesky error messages way too often for my taste. They don't lock up the PS4 and the system manages to recover itself every time, but having to press that "send report" button every time is pestering...
It would nice if this update would allow people to use the ps2 emulator that's in the system.
done, but I would be very shocked if I was contacted since they never send me anything.
What if we already opted to be in future betas last time?
Support for HEVC (H.265) videos for all resolutions including 4K in the Media Player, please whoever at Sony is in charge of developping those firmware updates, come on, update the PS4 Pro Media Player, plea---------se. And bring back the widescreen & smoothing options available on the PS3 when playing PS2 games on the PS4, plea--------se. And an option to search through our messages with friends by day, month, etc. And finally the option to have finally access to our favorites' list on the PS Store on the PS4 just like we can on PC, this is long overdue. Come on! It doesn't make any sense that that option is only on the PC PS Store!
"And bring back the widescreen & smoothing options available on the PS3 when playing PS2 games on the PS4, plea--------se." PS2 titles on PS4 have increased resolution, so this would be completely unnecessary.
Not true, it IS necessary, believe me. Fatal Fury Battle Archives 2 for example looks way better on the PS3 than it does on the PS4, notwithstanding the fact you can stretch the image somewhat in a way that characters don't look too compressed vertically on the PS3, when the original aspect ratio of those old NEO GEO games imposed on us on the PS4 are now awkward, in a day and age when all games are widescreen. But it's also that smoothing (note: yes, smoothing options do apply to 2D games as well as 3D games, that's even where the effect is the most convincing!) that makes them look the best on PS3 (along with the fact that on the PS3 those games were only available in Japan, a region where the blood in those games was actually and truthfully red and not green or white). It's a shame for Sony the PS4, esp. the PS4 Pro shipped with all those restrictions.
Those aren't the same thing. edit: Plus, that feature on PS3 only applied to PS2/PSX games, it did not apply to those NEO GEO games that were released as digital downloads FOR PS3 (for example, Altered Beast, the Sonic games, etc...). There's also no way a game released on PS4/Pro would look worse than the PS3 version. You're lying or you've somehow lead yourself to believe that to be the case.
Gave up on that long time ago, the nvidia shield tv is my friend in that area.
Which area? Support for H.265 codec?
All media, gifs, webm, watching anime others etc...
jeezus that was closed fast,6 hours ago and wont take anymore
Same for me. The link for NA has the Snaaaake error page. Is it same for you?
sory for late reply,yeah it gave me that,EU said finished and japan i have no idea haha
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