PS4 System Software Update 4.0 Release Date Revealed, Out Tomorrow

Not too long ago we spoke about the features coming to the PlayStation System Software Update 4.0 and the ensuing beta.

Now, as of this morning, we have a complete list of upcoming features as well as a release date! Tomorrow!


The previously unannounced features that were also announced this morning are…

Quick Menu — Music

The Quick Menu itself is a new feature to 4.0, and now they’re adding an extra part that will allow you to quickly mess with all of your music.

From the blog post:

From the Music section of the Quick Menu you’ll now be able to play, pause, skip, shuffle, repeat and save songs. The Music section also allows you to discover recommended playlists for the game you’re playing and view your saved Spotify playlists and songs. When you select a playlist, you’ll be able to see all upcoming songs and choose to play all, or select an individual song to listen to from that playlist.

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PlayStation 4 Pro Updates

Sony is also adding a whole bunch of features that will be for the PlayStation 4 Pro when it launches. Including

  • 1080p streaming for Remote Play on PC/Mac and compatible Xperia devices
  • 1080p streaming for Share Play
  • 1080p 30/60fps live broadcasting on YouTube
  • 1080p 30fps live broadcasting on Twitch

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Sony is adding a feature announced last week where all consoles currently available will have an HDR display option added to their options menu. This, of course, is only relevant to those who have compatible HDR displays


What’s New

The What’s New section has been redesigned to give you more information as to what your friends have been doing.

The left column includes the new Activity Feed, which has larger images and easily accessible options to like, comment, or reshare. The right column includes sections for Now Playing, Trending, Players You May Know, and Who to Follow.

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Content Info Screen

From the blog post:We’ve given a similar redesign to the content info screen, which you can access by pressing down on a game tile while on the home screen. You’ll be able to easily select from a variety of options to view a game’s Overview, Trending media, Friends and Communities, Activities, and related PlayStation Store content.

We’ve given a similar redesign to the content info screen, which you can access by pressing down on a game tile while on the home screen. You’ll be able to easily select from a variety of options to view a game’s Overview, Trending media, Friends and Communities, Activities, and related PlayStation Store content.

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Data Transfer to New PS4

FINALLY they’re adding the ability to transfer data over a wired LAN connection. You can transfer games, user info, and saved data. This is a very big thing for me because I buy new consoles all the time.

Seriously though, this is great for when the Pro drops.


You go, Sony!

Not long to go now and we’ll be able to change our PSN usernames! Right?