Upcoming Playstation 4 Firmware 2.50 – Its changes and new features!
Note: we’re getting in the middle of a flame war for not properly quoting Neogaf as our source. Our source is *not* Neogaf, and is different than the one that’s been circulating on mainstream sites, and we have other screenshots, that we promised not to publish to protect our source. If anything, our source’s screenshots confirm what originated from Neogaf.
The next firmware for the Playstation 4 is already being tested by some trusty testers, and offers some neat new features, that no one actually asked for.
The upcoming Playstation 4 firmware is going to be firmware 2.50. The new system software 2.50 will be a mandatory firmware, required for accessing the online services offered by Sony.
Version 2.50 will also require the PS Vita and PSV TV to update to a newer mandatory firmware, one which is higher than 3.36 (3.35 in the changelog, but we all know what that means), to use the various remote play functions between PS4 FW 2.50 and the portable devices.
But what does the PS4 firmware 2.50 offer (next to the usual system stability improvement)? Well…
It does neither offer DLNA, nor does it offer local MP3 playback. Sorry, then 90s called and wanted their features back. How sad. But who wants those lame features, if they can have the following ultra kewl features?!
It pretty much offers 2 new main features, and a few other smaller ones (available in the linked source).
The first new feature will be some Accessibility. Various zooming related functions and the ability of button assignment will be present as of firmware 2.50.
The second, more important, feature will be an improvement to the stand-by mode. The new stand-by mode does not enforce you to terminate running applications anymore, and pretty much allows you to re-enter those suspended applications.
It is worth to mention that these changes are already present in the preview version of the PS4 system software 2.50.
But keep in mind that those preview versions can not be used to restore the PS4 system. If you have to fully restore your system, then you will have to wait for a newer (or the very same) publicly available firmware (2.50 public, opposed to 2.50 preview), which can then be used to recover the system.
Due to legal reasons, I am not going to link directly to some juicy photos of the firmware 2.50 changelog, but I am so kind to tell you that the linked source might have what you are looking for.
Source wishes to remain anonymous (also via KingX.de)