The PS4 is no stranger to updates. Seems like every week or two users are being asked to download and install the latest firmware. Update 5.0, however, has been in the works for some time, including a beta that select users were able to participate in. Today, that PS4 update goes live to all PS4 users, although the 5.0 hype seems to be a tad much, as most regular users will struggle to find significant changes.
PS4 Update 5.0
PS4 firmware update 5.0 has many new features. Being able to stream to Twitch in 1080p and 60fps is probably the most popular. Gamers can expect to find a lot more, though, such as Community changes, PlayStation VR tweaks, Messages improvements, and much more. What users won’t see much of, though, are tweaks made to the UI. That’s good or bad depending on how much you like the PS4 user interface, or how accustomed to it you are.
Sony has also introduced the ability for you to follow anyone, not just verified accounts. This means you can now keep tabs on your favorite streamer or broadcaster in one more way, in case 484 wasn’t enough.
What Sony hasn’t done, however, is provide a clear and concise list of all the updates. The changes you can expect to find are spread throughout two separate PlayStation blog posts. One for the beta and one for the 5.0 update today. Truthfully, unless you’re into PlayStation VR, streaming in resolutions and frame rates that are questionable on the PS4, or following someone who is, you can likely just continue to use your PS4 as you did yesterday.
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