PlayStation 4 System Software 5.00 Details Leak

PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 will add 1080p60 Twitch streaming

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

Firmware update 5.0 was announced in July when Sony sent word it was accepting beta applications from PlayStation 4 owners.

According to Eurogamer, the PS4 Pro update will bring a series of improvements.

After this update players will also be able to follow anyone's account, unlike the current system. Sony looks to encourage more content sharing with this change, so it will be interesting to see players become popular through this platform. 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.

Where you were given the ability to follow certain certified users in a previous update (I forget which one), you will now be able to follow literally anybody you like, which is a move created to help the spread of user generated content and clips across the network, as a boon for developers looking to boost the profile of their game.

More options will be made available for those with sub or family accounts. Family accounts will be able to have several child accounts tied to them, with unique parental controls for each one.

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. Download/upload statuses can also be checked 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.

Details about the PlayStation's upcoming firmware version 5.0 have leaked ahead of the software's actual launch, tipping console owners about the features and tweaks they can expect in the near future.

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