PlayStation 4 5.0 Firmare Update To Introduce 1080p60 Twitch Streaming, Interface Improvements And More

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Aug 9, 2017
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The PlayStation 4 next big system update, update 5.0, is going to introduce plenty of new features which will make sharing of content and interactions better than ever, according to a fresh report.

Eurogamer obtained a copy of the update’s release notes and revealed some of the changes which will include changes to the console’s account system and improved Twitch streaming on PlayStation 4 Pro.

Other top-line changes include an overhaul of your console’s master/sub account system, the ability to follow any user, and the addition of notifications to the PS4’s quick menu.

Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps will be limited to those with the 5.0 firmware update using a PlayStation 4 Pro. You can already use a Pro for 1080p Remote Play and Share Play.

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.

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

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.

The PlayStation 4 5.0 firmware update will launch on a yet to be confirmed date.

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