It’s been a while since any new features have been added via a firmware update to the PS4, but that could all be set to change with the arrival of 3.0 if a leaked report from Japanese testers turns out to be true.
One of the main highlights (which has been on the cards since launch) is the ability to broadcast gameplay to YouTube, which will be great news for gamers who don’t fancy using Twitch. Community groups can be formed to chat or join parties, which could be a convenient way to sort out a raiding party from people outside of your friends list in Destiny -a great alternative to having to set it up on Bungie’s forums first (or Bungie, could just add some goddamn matchmaking to their game!).
- Events have been added to your function items up top. These aggregate various unspecified PlayStation events.
- Communities are added to your Friends. You can join a community of gamers or make your own. You can chat and join parties from a community.
- Now Playing is where you can see what games or parties community members are in. From here you can start a game, join a party, etc. Now Playing can be accessed from multiple points in the PS4 menu.
- Broadcast gameplay on YouTube.
- Upload 10-sec (max) clips to Twitter.
- Post comments for activity feeds in What’s New.
- Use stickers in messages to friends.
- All your PlayStation Plus benefits are grouped in a PS Plus function item. This includes all of your free monthly games, discounts, etc.
- Can create a sub-account for minors.
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