First PS4 5.0 System Update Details Revealed; Here's What it Does

First PS4 5.0 System Update Details Revealed; Here's What it Does

Eurogamer obtained a copy of the release notes, and it seems the biggest takeaway is the ability to stream Twitch in 1080p and 60fps.

PlayStation 4's upcoming firmware update 5.0 will allow PS4 Pro owners to stream via Twitch at 1080p and 60fps. You can already use a Pro for 1080p Remote Play and Share Play.

For instance now, instead of simply following well-known streamers or developers or YouTube personalities on their own Playstation accounts, a similar system to the Xbox One is being put in place where you can follow anyone that you want to. This feature is now only available for verified accounts, but Sony's documentation wants this feature to "encourage more sharing of content and more interactions".

Players will have the ability to block users, as well as the option to choose whether or not they want anyone or just existing friends to be able to follow their account.

Another interesting point is that the system will now support bundle and compilation discs with add-ons on disc, so Game of the Year editions can offer players a more seamless experience for users without developers needing to faff around with the code. There will be settings to prevent non-friends from following you, and users can be blocked as well.

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Specifically, Sony will reportedly introduce a new web application for managing family accounts, as well as membership and parental controls.

Next, update 5.0 will give an expanded range of options for those who have "sub" or child accounts on their home console. Accounts belonging to other PS4s can be sent to these adult accounts so that everyone is collected under the same family account, if desired.

The fourth feature Eurogamer highlight is to do with notifications, integrating them into the quick menu, so you don't need to head back out to the PDM to check what that plinging sound was all about.

The update is also going to include several minor changes such as support for additional languages and more.

No release date has been given for firmware update 5.0.

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