PS4 OS Details Revealed by Former Sony Employee: Share Button Options, Notifications and Safe Zone

You’ll be able to do more with the Share button than just record video.

Posted By | On 30th, Oct. 2013 Under News

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Kenny Linder, a former employee of shuttered Sony UK studio Bigbig, has revealed some new details about the PlayStation 4’s OS , namely about adjusting the safe zone, notifications and the extent of what the Share button can do.

Remember playing some games where you could adjust the size of the screen to better fit the game into the edges? That square is the safe zone and dictates how the game is fit into your display. You can now adjust it in the PS4’s OS itself, thus eliminating the need to individually match it for each game.

As for notifications, you can choose from different toggles for what notification you receive such as for Friends, Downloads Complete and much more. If you want to game in peace without any notifications, you can switch them off without issues. You also have the option to turn the OS music on and off.

The Share button has three key functions: the ability to take screenshots, calling up the menu and recording video. You’ll also have different options for how many taps do what. For example, a single press of the Share button could take a screenshot while double tapping it will start recording. You can adjust these around to have a single press bring up the menu and a long press to start recording depending on your preferences.

The PlayStation 4 will be launching on November 15th in North America and on November 29th in Europe. What are your thoughts on these additions to the OS? Let us know below.

Source: Neogaf 1, 2

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