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Old 08-20-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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Major PS4 System Update Getting Beta, Here's How to Sign Up

Who wants to be the guinea pig? If they give me free games or PSN subscription as a reward I would consider.


Sony is launching a beta test program for the PS4's next system update, which it's describing as a "major" one.

The beta is scheduled to begin in "early September," according to a PlayStation Blog post, and sign-ups are now available on the official PlayStation website. In order to qualify, you'll need an Internet-connected PS4 and a PSN master account.

The actual sign-up process involves nothing more than entering your PSN name and choosing whether or not you want to be contacted about future betas. Submitting your name doesn't guarantee you a spot, as only a "limited number" of people will be allowed in. Sony also suggests you ensure you have an account on the official PlayStation forums, as they will be the home for discussion regarding the beta.

Those who get in and update their system will be free to revert it back to the current firmware, 2.57, at any point during the test. There's no telling how long the test will last or when Sony plans on launching the update to everyone.

Also unmentioned were the details on what new features this update consists of, and what makes it "major." Recent reports have suggested the 3.00 update adds communities, YouTube broadcasting support, Twitter video support, and more.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:15 PM   #3
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hopefully it lets me play in 12k resolution!
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:53 PM   #4
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Dat sweet sweet 5 frames a second in 12k.

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Just gives you more time to take in that sweet sweet resolution.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:23 PM   #6
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I hate "major" updates. They usually use them as an excuse to push some unpopular features.

Till this day, my ps shop stops working after i exited it or am idle for a minute. This real issue, happened in both the OG PS4 and the PRO. Never addressed till this day.

Not to mention things like not letting you turn off the light on the PS4 controller and forcing you to have certain apps in your PS4 list that you can not remove or that automatically get jumped to the front if they are about to fall off from the most recent apps.

Yeah... i'm not the biggest fan of Sony firmware updates. At least they let me create folders so i can at least disguise those apps a bit.
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