Sony Interactive Entertainment has rolled out the PS4 system update 7.00 beta 5.00 for those who have signed up for the teaser. The download is now available at 469.7MB, with the full release of PS4 system update 7.00 arriving in two weeks’ time.
PS4 System Update 7.00 Beta 5.00 Details
The main features of the beta for the latest PS4 system update are the ability to host a party for up to 16 players, HDR calibration, as well as the PS4 being able to install system software without having to restart. As such, the patch is going to be the next major update for Sony’s current-generation console.
The PS4 system update 7.00 has been in beta form since July, and you can read more details about it here. Sony has been dishing out a number of very minor updates for the PS4 as of late, which do nothing other than optimise system performance.
The PS4 is currently heading towards its last crop of major exclusives, which include Death Stranding, The Last of Us: Part 2, and Ghost of Tsushima. Sony is gearing up for the launch of the PS5, which is rumoured to be targeting a holiday 2020 release.
While the console is still over a year out, we already know that it will support a robust feature set, including backwards compatibility with PS4 games, a dedicated SSD to reduce loading times, ray-tracing, and 8K.
Jack Tretton, the ex-head of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), recently chimed in on the subject of next-gen, suggesting the format holder is in a good position with the PS5, but feels the company will face greater competition than they did with the PS4.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Sony is looking to acquire new developers ahead of the PS5 release, which is supposedly going to target hardcore gamers with multiple exclusives.
Stay tuned to PSU.com for more PS5 details as we get them.