PS4 Firmware Update 3.0 Change-log Possibly Revealed, Beta May Launch On September 2
Also, Quantim Dream may be showing off their new PS4 game at the Paris Games Week.
Thanks to the beauty of the Internet there are a number of people who get access to information they really have no business spreading around. Noted Sony insider Tidux has leaked a new bit of information on Twitter, saying that the beta for the PS4 operating system version 3.00 is going to be coming on September 2. WCCF Tech has also come up with a leaked list of what is expected to be in this update but Tidux has said that log is not all that is coming in the update.
Perhaps one of the coolest new features is a better interface when it comes to seeing what your friends are playing. There is also something called Communities which will help you find players who have similar interests in games. Essentially you can make friends with people you’ve never actually met or interacted with before. That’s just the most newsworthy but it appears there’s quite a bit more coming.
Tidux had more information to share about the future of the PS4, or rather a game that is going to be coming to the PS4 in the near future. When last we heard from Quantic Dream, we knew the developer was making a rather interesting hire. Now it appears the company is just about ready to give the public a first glimpse at this game. Tidux says the developer will be showing off the game at the Paris Games Week. This makes quite a bit of sense considering Quantic Dream is a French company. Sony will be holding a press conference on October 27 and it stands to reason this is where we’ll see the new game.
Leaked change log of PS4 3.00 firmware update:
(Events) has been added to the function items. All events associated with PlayStation are now brought together, enabling you to discover, participate in and watch these events in a centralised area.
(Communities) has been added to (Friends). (Communities) is a feature that enables you to find players who have similar tastes and interests. You can join an existing community or create your own community. You can also play games, join parties or talk about shared interests with members in the community.
You can now go to (Now Playing) to see what games or parties members of the community are enjoying right now. You can also easily start a game, join a party or send a request to watch a member’s gameplay in (Now Playing). You can access (Now Playing) from What’s New, (Friends), (Communities), the message screen in (Messages) or Profile.
The layout of the message screen in (Messages) has been improved. From the message screen, you can now select (Now Playing) or easily start a party. You can also add your favourite groups to [Favourite Groups] in (Friends).
You can now broadcast your gameplay on YouTube™.
You can now upload video clips to Twitter (10-second limitation).
Other features in version 3.00 beta.
The layout of (Live from PlayStation) has been improved. In addition to broadcasts, you can now view video clips and screenshots.
You can now change the speed for automatic text scrolling in (Settings) > [Accessibility] > [Auto-Scroll Speed].
[Community], [Requests to Watch Gameplay], [Events] and [Current Song] have been added to (Settings) > [Notifications] > [Display Pop-Up Notifications].
You can now post your comments for activity feeds in What’s New.
You can now enjoy fun conversations with your Friends using (Stickers) in (Messages). (PlayStation®Plus) has been added to the function items. You can now see all of your PlayStation®Plus benefits, such as free monthly games, exclusive discounts, news and more, in one place.
Accessibility features are now available when playing content from Blu-ray Discs™ or DVDs. Application of these features has also been expanded. You can now restrict the use of games while looking at age level information and rating icons.
You can now create a sub account for a minor by selecting [New User] in the screen for selecting a user.
You can now adjust settings for Web filtering services from (Settings) > [Parental Controls]. You can use the service to block objectionable websites from being displayed in the Internet Browser. (Additional fees may apply for use of the service.)
As usual, this piece of information should be taken with a grain of salt.