Last month, Sony announced beta sign ups for its upcoming PS4 5.0 system update, and now we’ve got our first look at some of the changes being made via release notes obtained by eurogamer.
Twitch Streaming will now run at 1080p 60fps for those running the 5.0 beta update on PS4 Pro.
Moving forward, users will be able to follow any other account, as opposed to being limited to official accounts. Sony has said this is “encourage more sharing of content and interactions”. You will also be able to follow an account without having to wait for verification and without it filling up your friend limit.
The plus for developers is that this change is supposed to allow content to be seen and shared by more users.
Another change is a revamp of the account system for those who have multiple accounts. Family accounts will be able to be monitored by more than one parent/guardian acting as the admin. Admins are able to set parental controls on a per-account basis so that each child has different communications, content-viewing and spending limit privileges.
Sony is also introducing a new web application to manage family accounts via PC and smartphone.
One small but handy change is that system notifications will now be visible from the Quick Menu, so you don’t need to return to the Home screen each time. This means you can quickly check the progress of downloads/uploads.
Other changes include push notifications for events, spectator comments on screen while broadcasting in VR mode, the ability to link broadcasts to a PlayStation Community, and support for seven more languages: Czech, Thai, Greek, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romanian and Hungarian.
No official release date for the beta has been announced yet, but if you would like to sign up for it, you can do so here.