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Sony Reveal The PS4 Firmware 5.00 Features

Sony Reveal The PS4 Firmware 5.00 Features

This new system will offer a more flexible experience for families on PS4 by making it easier to setup PSN accounts for children and customize parental control settings.

The PS4 5.0 update is launching today for those that got into the beta, and Sony has detailed the new features that'll come with the firmware update. PS4 Pro users will be able to stream in 1080p and 60 FPS, provided their connection is strong enough, and PSVR users will be able to see new messages and comments coming through while broadcasting.

Sony is overhauling the current master/sub account system, and introducing the new "Family on PlayStation Network". Restricting online access and age ratings can now be done per person.

Family Manger can also promote any other adult in the family to be a parent or guardian.

Live broadcasts have also been improved in the 5.0 system update.

Communities can now be linked to live gameplay broadcasts, where a community button is added to a broadcast so a viewer can jump to and join your community if wanted.

PlayStation VR: A new setting titled Display Message to Spectators and Spectators' Comments has been added, and when enabled, comments sent during broadcast are displayed in both cinematic mode and VR mode.

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The attacker shot Mr Shannon in the hand and chest as he sat in a vehicle before making his way to the house where he opened fire. It is understood the target of the shooting escaped and that there was a child in the house when the gunmen struck.

You've already been able to share your favorite music to Twitter and Facebook via PlayStation Music, but now you'll also be able to share via messages using your PS4.

Virtual surround sound on PS VR: PlayStation VR now supports 5.1ch and 7.1ch virtual surround sound through headphones when watching Blu-rays and DVDs in Cinematic Mode. There's now also an option to turn off pop-up notifications while watching TV or other video content, as well as disabling message previews. If they're viewing the message on their phones through the PlayStation Messages app, the track will play on the Spotify app. It should be noted this feature will be turned off by default, but can easily be flicked on by going into the system settings after verifying the PlayStation 4 is on firmware 5.00.

The Quick Menu has seen some tweaks too making it even easier to access features without having to pause whatever one might be doing. The pop-up color can also be changed from white to black. Now players can check Notifications such as the progress of game downloads/installations or new party invites that be accessed easily from the Quick Menu meaning less down time.

Improved tournaments bracket viewer: A new bracket viewer will show full tournament brackets for Single Elimination and Double Elimination tournaments on PS4.

Finally, the update brings new languages, and the consoles now support Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

The features listed are part of the beta test version of the software, which selected testers are now using before a more general release. Sony has not revealed when the PS4 5.0 system update will be available for everyone, as pointed out by GameSpot.


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