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Category PS4 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Aug 10, 2017 at 4:57 AM       5,652       5            
Slated for release late this summer, PS4 Firmware 5.00 is currently accepting PlayStation 4 Beta Testers so if you haven't joined yet it would be wise to do so soon or you'll likely miss out. :D

According to Eurogamer who obtained a copy of the update's release notes, the PS4 Pro is rumored to support Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps and as part of their master / sub account system overhaul Sony will allow all users (currently for verified accounts) to follow anyone they wish over PlayStation Network.

Below are some additional details, to quote: "As of 5.0, you will be able to follow anyone's account, similar to the system on Xbox One. Currently you can do this just for verified accounts of note, such as the official accounts for games, and some individual developers and YouTubers.

Why the change?

Sony's documentation states this is to "encourage more sharing of content and more interactions". You'll also be able to follow whoever you want without needing a friend request to be verified, and without filling up your friend limit.

For developers, the change is to "boost the viral potential of UGC". In other words, when someone shares a cool video this will allow people following to see and share it further. You will be able to choose if you only want existing friends or anybody to follow you. You can block users, too.

Next, update 5.0 will give an expanded range of options for those who have "sub" or child accounts on their home console.

New family accounts will be able to feature multiple adult accounts in a family, able to act in a parent/guardian role and set parental controls on a per-account basis, so each child has different communications, content-viewing and spending limit privileges. Requests can also be sent to adult accounts on other PS4s to join the same family.

There will be a new web application to manage family accounts, and access parental controls/family membership options from your PC and smartphone. In the context of Sony's comments around keeping Minecraft and other cross-network games safe for children, it is interesting to see the company focus on this in its next system update.

Lastly, with 5.0, system notifications will be visible from your Quick Menu so you don't need to head back to your Home screen. You will also be able to check the status of your uploads/downloads here too.

More minor changes include push notifications for events, spectator comments on screen while broadcasting in VR mode, the ability to link broadcasts to a PlayStation Community, and support for seven more languages: Czech, Thai, Greek, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romanian and Hungarian.

Behind the scenes, Sony will add support for bundle and compilation discs, with or without add-ons, and discs which support games and add-ons (such as in a Game of the Year Edition) which don't need developers to rework any code."

Cheers to @Bultra for the news tip in the PSXHAX Shoutbox earlier this morning! :beer:
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Staff Member
I don't use it either... It's probably more for those who like playing CoD type games and then showing off footage of them running around sniping people etc. :p


Senior Member
Wow what a boring update. So better twitch streaming quality is the only real feature addition? Did literally nothing new for gaming


Senior Member
Streaming in 1080p for what ? PS4 customers are so poor that they cant even play on 720p ! Sony
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