What will the new firmware entail?
Sony switching to a beta testing model for their major firmware has had multiple benefits- for starters, it has ensured that we will never again run into the kinds of rollout problems that we did with the very first major firmware update that Sony released for the PlayStation 4; and it means that we always know when the next major firmware update is coming.
Which is what has happened now that Sony have opened registration for beta testing of PS4 firmware update 4.0. You can register for the beta starting today, with the beta testing starting next month, and the final firmware release coming some time later, presumably.
What all will this new firmware upgrade bring? Hopefully, folders and better organization options for the games library on the PS4 are in the cards, because the system right now simply doesn’t work when you have more than a dozen games. That apart, support for external HDDs would also certainly be appreciated.
Whatever the final firmware update entails remains to be seen, but for now, you can sign up for the beta by clicking here.