Insider: PS4 3.00 Beta Update To Release On Sep 2; Quantic Dream To Reveal Game At Paris Games Week
Renown PlayStation insider Tidux has just tweeted a couple of very interesting things for all PlayStation users. First and foremost, he mentioned that the highly anticipated PS4 3.00 update will release in beta form on September 2; you can sign up to be a beta tester here.
3.0 releases in beta form on september 2th. Sign up now! #PS4
— Tidux (@Tidux) August 19, 2015
Below you can find the leaked 3.00 beta log, although Tidux also said a few days ago that the final release will have additional features that are not listed here.
3.0 will have more stuff then the leak suggests #PS4
— Tidux (@Tidux) August 11, 2015
Official English changelog for version 3.00 beta:
Main features in version 3.00 beta update
(Events) has been added to the function items. All events associated with PlayStation are now brought together, enabling you to discover, participate in and watch these events in a centralised area.
(Communities) has been added to (Friends). (Communities) is a feature that enables you to find players who have similar tastes and interests. You can join an existing community or create your own community. You can also play games, join parties or talk about shared interests with members in the community.
You can now go to (Now Playing) to see what games or parties members of the community are enjoying right now. You can also easily start a game, join a party or send a request to watch a member's gameplay in (Now Playing). You can access (Now Playing) from What's New, (Friends), (Communities), the message screen in (Messages) or Profile.
The layout of the message screen in (Messages) has been improved. From the message screen, you can now select (Now Playing) or easily start a party. You can also add your favourite groups to [Favourite Groups] in (Friends).
You can now broadcast your gameplay on YouTube™.
You can now upload video clips to Twitter (10-second limitation).
Other features in version 3.00 beta
The layout of (Live from PlayStation) has been improved. In addition to broadcasts, you can now view video clips and screenshots.
You can now change the speed for automatic text scrolling in (Settings) > [Accessibility] > [Auto-Scroll Speed].
[Community], [Requests to Watch Gameplay], [Events] and [Current Song] have been added to (Settings) > [Notifications] > [Display Pop-Up Notifications].
You can now post your comments for activity feeds in What's New.
You can now enjoy fun conversations with your Friends using (Stickers) in (Messages). (PlayStation®Plus) has been added to the function items. You can now see all of your PlayStation®Plus benefits, such as free monthly games, exclusive discounts, news and more, in one place.
Accessibility features are now available when playing content from Blu-ray Discs™ or DVDs. Application of these features has also been expanded. You can now restrict the use of games while looking at age level information and rating icons.
You can now create a sub account for a minor by selecting [New User] in the screen for selecting a user.
You can now adjust settings for Web filtering services from (Settings) > [Parental Controls]. You can use the service to block objectionable websites from being displayed in the Internet Browser. (Additional fees may apply for use of the service.)
That's not all, however. Earlier today, the same insider suggested in a less-than-subtle way that the next game by Quantic Dream will be finally revealed at Paris Games Week.
— Tidux (@Tidux) August 19, 2015
This makes perfect sense, as Quantic Dream is a French developer and Sony Computer Entertaiment (which mostly skipped Gamescom this year) will host a press conference on Tuesday, October 27.
What would you like to see next from the makers of Fahrenheit, Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls? Tell us in the comments!