PlayStation 4 Firmware 5.00 Early Release Notes Reveal The Major Features Of Upcoming Update

It seems to be extremely disappointing, surprisingly enough.

Posted By | On 09th, Aug. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Sony has established a pattern at this point. Every year, around Fall, they release a new x.0 firmware update for the PS4 that adds a lot of new functionality to the system, as well as requested features. These x.0 version updates are the only ones where users can expect major new features.

The other updates through the year are generally smaller firmware updates with bug and stability fixes (although in recent years, Sony has also taken to releasing an x.50 update every March or April, which also adds major new features). So it would be extremely disappointing if a major version update, like this year’s 5.00 update, were to be disappointing… right?

It seems like that is what might happen. Eurogamer has gained access to early release notes for the upcoming update, which detail the features users can expect from it. The features include 60fps/1080p Twitch streaming, changes made to how Master/Sub accounts are handled, the ability to follow a user, and the addition of Notifications to the Quick Menu panel. And… that seems to be it?

If so, this would be a hugely disappointing update. All we can hope for is that these early release notes do not turn out to be representative of the full extent of changes the new firmware update will bring.

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  • Mark

    Well I’ll say that I watch Twitch a fair bit, and I’d luv to see it at 60fps on Xbox. Thing is tho you’ll need a Pro to do this. Fingers crossed Microsoft enables this with the X1X

  • Poseidon team

    Twitch and 60fps support? Was this a very requested feature?

    Meanwhile, their major franchises this generation (Horizon Zero, Uncharted 4 and upcoming Spider-Man game) run at 30fps.

    PlayStation… “for the gamers”.

    • LifeOnMars

      Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4, and Spiderman all 0K/0fps on Xbollox.
      Xbox ……built for Netlfix…

    • Fweds

      Oddly enough, Forza Horizon 3, Halo 5 etc are all 0K/0fps on Pbollox as well, there seems to be some sort of pattern here ?

      Odd that you mention Netflix when it is the PS4 that has to rely on inferior streams because it doesn’t have an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive built in.

    • LifeOnMars


  • Fweds

    Firmware that gives something for Free ! No no nooo

    Crossplay that gives you something for Free !!!!!! No no nooooo

    Sony for the Payers.

    • ipot_04

      They haven’t even announced it officially, dummy.

      This is more of a leak, know the difference. Dumbass.

    • chance

      He never said that they announced

  • ProAssassin84

    This update is garbage if true. They are clearly listening to the wrong people on what to include.

  • HaCkEr_Fc
  • Brian

    Well, crap. That’s disappointing.


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