It would seem that the Playstation 4 is up for a major firmware update in the coming weeks. A Japanese-language tweet leaked that a private Beta is being held.
— まりん (@pkns_marine) August 11, 2015
A summary of the new features, via NeoGAF user crinale, is below
- “Event” menu is added that allows you to find events related to Playstation, join them and watch them.
- “Community” is added to “friend” menu that allows you to make new community or join existing ones.
- “Now Playing” is added to “friend”, “community”, “message” and profile screen that allows you to display games members are currently playing. You can request to join their games or
- Request to broadcast the game.
- “Message” function has been improved that it displays “now playing” and allows you to start party easily. You can add groups to your favorite list
- You can broadcast via Youtube
- You can upload short (10 sec) game clips to twitter.
Some of these features, such as “community” sound very interesting. What do you find the most exciting?