PS4 Firmware 3.5: Playstation needs your help to beta test the next PS4 update
Playstation just announced on their blog today that they need help from the community to beta test upcoming PS4 firmware 3.5.
PS4 Firmware 3.5 Beta – how to join
To participate in the PS4 3.5 beta test, all you need to do is to complete a simple form asking for your psn id. Although not everyone who answers will get to test PS4 3.5, Sony say they will email the lucky ones with more details. The beta is expected to start in early March.
The beta program will kick off in early March, and if you’re part of the program, you’ll receive an email with instructions on downloading the system software.
This is basically the same thing they did last year to test firmware 3.00, so no big surprise here. Sony mention you’ll need a PS4 with an internet connection and a master account. Sounds kinda obvious but I guess they had to make that clear.
PS4 3.5 – What are the new features?
It is unknown what features PS4 firmware 3.5 will bring. People on the playstation forums are asking for many improvements to the PS4 experience. The possibility to change one’s PSN ID, although not directly related to PS4, seems to be one of the top requests. On the topic of PSN accounts, other people are asking for Sony to support 2-step authentication moving forward.
Other, more PS4 specific requests for the PS4 Firmware 3.5 include a feature to do some video chat, the possibility to hide content we don’t want anymore from our library (e.g. Demos, Betas,…), the possibility to appear offline while playing online so that “friends” don’t bother us while we play, PS3 backwards compatibility (IMO never going to happen now that there is PS Now), and more.
One other popular request to Sony has been to support 4K on the PS4. But we’ve already explained a while ago that PS4 4K support is probably not going to happen.
We’re allowed to dream though. Sony say they welcome all sort of feedback, and although they can’t implement everything, they take the community’s comments into account as a guidance for future updates.
What do you think PS4 3.5 will bring to the table? What would you like to see?
source: Playstation blog