Sony has released the brand new firmware update version 6.00 for all the PS4 users after keeping it in the beta phase for a long time.
Can't wait to find out more
Dat performance doe!
Can’t wait for kernel exploit 5.50 to finally be released.
it's kind of sad that's the sort of thing you look forward to.
True now that 6.00 got release. 5.55 will be hacked!!
I hope this being a whole number update that it’d come with a lot of substantial stuff On a side note it’s interesting to see that PS4 received update 6.00 today and Switch will receive update 6.0.0 next week
"I hope this being a whole number update that it’d come with a lot of substantial stuff" it doesn't, sadly. it comes with a whole lot of nothing.
your hope is going to be so scattered :P
Better search function on the PSN store is in this update!
that is not part of the update, i had that with a 5.5 version. it was an update to their store not the OS.
That was available for anyone, it was not a 6.00 feature. They update the store independently of the FW.
so far... i don't see anything changed. hopefully, sony are waiting for increased adoption of the system update to enable name change.
Stop being deluded, "increased adoption of the system update"...LOL. They're never going to add it, they won't, they can't, It's probably a bit of both, the people at Sony in charge of developping these FW updates are incompetent slackers, I have dowloaded FW update 6.0, it's been on my PS4 Pro for over an hour, there's NOTHiNG new, no BC with PS1 titles, no PSN handle change, no support for HEVC/H.265, no nothing people want, Sony's FW updates are a joke, they should let their devs like Naughty Dog or Guerilla Games handle them, but nooo, somewhere (probably in Japan) you have a tiny team of broken arms that insists to try and show that they can, but we all know they don't have a clue, and simply obey Sony that tell them to just implement counter-piracy measures in these trash FW updates and not bother with anything else and just type the same old "improves system stability" drivel, because hey, why not? We're so far ahead of the competition this gen, right? Who cares what the users of our product want when we've sold over double the amount of systems our main comp'? Well let me say this: I hope next gen Sony take a beating and are stuck in 2nd or 3rd position. THEN we'll get stuff we'll ask for in our FW updates, mark my words. Well, not that I'll care because I'm so fed up with that sh!t company's incomprehensible whims that I'll probably have moved on to PC, because I'm not going to keep supporting a company that openly expresses disdain for their consumers when they should be kissing their feet. /rant
Shawn Layden heavily implied it's being worked on at last PSX and when he was asked on stage he said something along the lines of 'let's put it this way, I'm hoping you won't need to ask me the same question this time next year'.
i'm pretty sure someone who decompiled the previous system update found in their that the user id was already changed internally to numbers instead of a name, not impossible to imagine that they added the option to actually change the name id with this update once adoption rate increases.
Lol, can't I'm as angry as you are about it, but I don't understand why they wouldn't at least have a few developers constantly enhancing the firmware. They were good earlier in the PS4 lifecycle with adding features but seems like they're nearing completion now. Maybe those guys are already working on the firmware for the next PlayStation?
Triggered? That was a bit of an excessive rant do we not think?
You probably don't play any PS4 videogames on top of all that rant do you?
its as if you dont understand what a firmware update is...
Master of unlocking, you may have come off a little rough around the edges, but you're not off the mark. True words sometime hurt. But of course, the Sony stans here will not have that, hence the downvotes. Witty replies sure to follow. (Btw, I love sony since the 90s)
I was in the beta, they didn’t add a damned thing. Absolutely terrrible.
That makes no sense. If name changes were part of 6.00 then it would be there from day 1.
i don‘t have even turned on notifications of dudes going on- or offline. the only functions i am using on my ps4 is youtube, netflix and games. to me personally the psn gets worse with every update. so much unnecessary stuff, what do i care about what other dudes are playing or doing or not doing. so much potential for a great user experience wasted. good thing the ps4 is delivering on its core business: great games.
You must not have relatives or friends. But, it is your choice after all. Hopefully there is some good improvements. My dash slows down sometimes. And I get booted out of the store when I'm browsing too long. Unless it's crashing for no reason.
I like seeing what others are doing/ have done because it helps me see potential invites for games we are both currently playing. Also, for example, I got 4 blackout beta codes and I don’t need any of them cause I’m already in. I look at my friends activities and see who plays shooters but has not played the beta yet. Then I send them a code. I use my custom friends list to put the people I play with most in so I can quickly see when they are online or send them messages or invites. To each their own but each update has given me something I have used at one point or another. Admittedly you won’t use everything everyday but when you need that hammer you’re glad you have it.
Ok. How about actually give an Idea of how to enhance the user experience? For me, friends notification, share play, using real name, communities etc are all great additions Thry might seem "unnecessary stuff" to you but to others they are great features Simply because YOU don't care , doesn't mean they are unnecessary or wasted potential
Wtf only performance ? Where's the stability ?!?! Joking aside, the store is a liiittle snappier
Most of it seems to be quicker. I imagine there may be some back end alterations we can't see to help changes going forward.
The store is updated separately from FW.
Contents, yes, also how the search works and the layout of every thing there, yes, but they could've have changed stuff in the fw's code that displays the store. Compare it to a webbrowser, the store is a webpage and they could have improved the browser... Also, yes, this seems like a very minor update, but I think that it only seems minor to us users. If you overhaul many of the underlying code it warrants a long beta phase and a whole version number but also means that on the surface nothing has changed. It could mean they are preparing some other changes really soon or they still need to turn things on for example.
people on FW 5.55 were able to see the keyboard change, so I'm not sure whether they'd need to change the FW's code at all for that? I've seen the store's UI change completely several times in between FW updates. frankly, there was no need for a beta.
The store is an app, and can be updated independently of system hardware. It's possible some backend change could require the system to be updated before or at the same time as the store itself. UI stuff that connects to the store through part of the xmb would require a system update however.
Uh.... so whats exactly in this update? Note says improves performance only? All ive heard was the search change on the store but that was already added in without needing to update. Hope either sony tells us later or ppl find out what they are cuz I expect a good number of things with a whole number update.
i'm guessing it's name change, but sony needs to have most of their users on the new version to reveal it.
I wouldn't see why they would need to have people on there first. It shouldn't cause any issues since you can't log into psn services unless you update, so there wouldn't be any kind of conflicts, and the login is still through an email address, and not a username, so no issue there.
It's a whole number change, so it's probably some major reworking of some of the internals. So you won't necessarily see anything different on the surface, but I expect the changes will enable further new features in the future.
Does it fix the damn video upload issue to Facebook? I’ve been getting error after error since Monster Hunter World...
Is that a wide spread issue? I have no trouble uploading to any of the sites.
I’ve seen it in multiple forums with no fix. Super frustrating.
Have you contacted Sony via Twitter? Ive always gotten a great response from there. They might know a fix.
I haven't but I'll give that a try. Thanks, man!
With Spiderman my ps4 pro sound like Boeing 747 ready for take off
I put new thermal paste on mine to try and fix the intermittent black screen problem, and the factory put on way too much paste, and most of it was around the edges of the actual apu. New paste done right and my ps4 is whisper quiet. A good thermal paste only cost about $7. Unfortunately, it didn't solve the black screen problem, although it's much less frequent than it was before.
@angelsx That sucks. My Pro has been relatively quiet (at least from 6 feet away). I have never experienced that roaring 747 sound on my own machine. I have heard that heavy struggle on a friend's Pro and it is not a pleasant experience (very disconcerting). @rainslacker I will recommend the thermal paste to my friend (thanks!). I must say though I am really impressed how quiet my X has been compared to PS4 Pro. You definitely can easily hear the Pro over the X. Hopefully Sony takes note prioritizing the volume (heat/fan) issues in the upcoming PS5.
I don't know how to put new thermal paste
It's getting to the point where I am going to think about replacing the thermal paste. I've also noticed that the fan sometimes rattles, so I am half-waiting on getting a replacement fan (if that will help with that problem?) in order to do it all in one go.
I didn't really experience the loud fan to the point that some people make it out like its super loud. It's always been quieter than my launch PS3, even when it was new. It wasn't until God of War came out that it really seemed to kick up the fan to the highest speed, and it was still only noticeable during more quiet times of the game. My PS4 is 12 feet away, and i have a sound system which fills enough of the room to not notice it. My PC in the next room can make more noise since it has crappy fans, and I can hear that. The reason I replaced the paste was because the last thing I had to do to diagnose the black screen cutting in and out all the time was that. Every other potential solution didn't work. So, I did it, and now its always quiet, and the black screens are lessened, although some games seem to happen all the time. Nier was problematic, and oddly enough Tales of Zesteria I'm playing now is the worst I've experienced. But other games I never have a single problem. So don't know if its due to over heating...although the fan isn't kicking in at high speeds anymore when it happens....or just something with the PS4, or my TV itself not handling the HDMI handshaking properly. Would require another TV to really test that. @angel It's not hard, but easy to put too much on. There are several things that can also be done at the same time, but I would only recommend those things for people who are 100% confident in doing them. There are plenty of youtubes to explain it, or you can just find a friend who builds their own computers, and is actually competent at it. A Computer store may do it for you for a small charge. @Ziggurcat A rattling fan is likely a bad bearing, so it could actually not be spinning as fast as it should....although it may be nothing more than an annoyance. Outside of that, once I put on new thermal paste, the PS4 was really quiet even in GOW which is the first game where I ever really noticed the fan kicking into high gear. Replacement fans cost about $20, and the newer ones are quieter than the ones that came in the launch systems. I'd say if you're going to take it all apart for paste, might as well replace the fan. I probably should have had mine replaced after I got it under warranty, since the black screen problem was from the start, and there hasn't been a single thing from Sony to address it, or it's just blame things like cables or TV's, even though it's a problem across many different set ups, although not something everyone will experience. But hindsight and all that. I'll live with it, or maybe open up my Spider-Man LE console and just use it instead.:)
Yeah, I read that the rattling could be causing by bad bearings, which is why I might want to replace the fan. The rattle doesn't happen all the time, but I want to nip it in the bud before it becomes an actual problem. Thermal paste replacement won't happen until I can get the spare part to replace the fan.
I love performance updates, since my HDD is filled to the brink (my pro tends to have some issues,with snappiness because of that),.. and any faster loading in menus/communities/store is welcome
Nobody thinks it's odd there's a simultaneous FW update for PS4 and Vita?this might be an overall PSN functionality update and this maybe something people have been asking for is going to be enabled pretty soon?.
The stability in this update is going to be of the hook.
I downloaded it this morning at 5:45 am. If they weren't there before when you go to and icon on the dashboard like PS+ it says PlayStation plus at the top. Such a minor I detail that I really don't remember if it was there before. Until actually notes come out showing what's new I couldn't tell any difference. Maybe it runs smoother. Maybe.
The only update I want to ps4 now is to get a hdr capable YouTube app? Has Sony or google ever mentioned this? It would be a great feature.
Vr Web browser update too
Here's another thing they could've added yeah: a selection of themes for when you watch a movie inside the VR headset, with different colours for the seats, different lighting systems, with/without the curtain around the screen, etc. so we can have our own customized private movie theater.
I wouldn't mind if they added scaling for VR streams or videos. Sometimes they're much bigger than they should be, and occasionally smaller. As of right now, you can only select a few screen sizes for regular flat videos. Also being able to convert different forms of VR video format into PSVR compatible would be appreciated.
still no name change, well guess theres still time before psx
There was absolutely no point to having a beta for this update. It was a complete waste of everyone’s time, and frankly, making a whole number update just a stability update is a travesty.
Who cares. They can add features in any update. People expecting something just because it has a certain number are setting their own expectations, which Sony isn't really obligated to satisfy. There could be big back end changes we would know nothing about, but due to the way Sony numbers things, it just happened to mean a whole number increase. A big change to the os kernel for instance. Just because there is no user facing feature doesn't mean that there aren't actual changes.
I Disagree. Most of what happens on any system is internal to what we see and experience directly. The greatest failure point will be these internal features from which everything else relies on. And the necessary checking on a wider scale, which a beta provides, will lessen that from happening. Do I wish they took a more proactive approach in adding requested features in this update? Hell yes. But, that doesn't mean there wasn't a lot of changes going on under the hood that will benefit us now and in the future. Maybe even laying important groundwork for some of those features a majority of users would like to see,
I get all of that, but a beta wasn't necessary solely for their back-end FWs. it never has.
The main feature of the update is hidden > "The third and final part is that PSN ID name changes are finally going to come this year. Apparently, the framework will be included in the September update but it will not be enabled until the PlayStation Experience 2018 in December." https://t.co/YmaPslKV8G https://t.co/ECNDAq8sZO
Fake. Sony have been pretty clear about there being no crossplay with other consoles.
they wouldn't even need a FW update to enable cross play anyway.
And is this good or disappointing? Seriously, for a FW 6.0 I expect big changes.
So we had a beta for a whole number update for..more stability
Stable? Is this plane stable? Are we evened out? Flight 629 to Tower, we're more stable than we've been this whole five year flight.
All Sony are interested in now is marketing. They haven’t been improving the user experience in a long, long time now. All they’re interested in is increasing the methods of making kids inadvertently advertise their product through social media. Which is why the only updates we get are pointless sharing options & integration for Twitch etc. That no one with half a brain cell is interested in.
All I know is Sony has been suspiciously quiet lately since E3. Aside from their last Crossplay comment, and Spider-Man launching they haven't mentioned much about update FW 6.00 or new features and concepts since hinting at PS Network ID name change since PSX last year. My assumption is they're nesting all their eggs for PSX this year. The list of possible announcements to be made at PSX this year both their Fanbase and other Fanbases can include: 1) Cross-Console Play (maybe) 2) PS network ID name change (most likely) 3) PS Now downloadable games 4) New San Diego studio announcement with new AAA exlusive in development (probably save this announcement for last). 5) Official Price-drop for PS4/Pro. This obviously all in December to take advantage of the current prices during Black Friday week.