Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed major details on the impending PS4 7.00 system update, with the update targeting the console’s Party sessions by boosting it from eight to 16 players. What’s more, players will be able to test out this new update by participating in the PlayStation Beta program.
PS4 System Update 7.00 Detailed
In addition to increasing the capacity of Party sessions, Sony has also said that improvements to PS4 system updates will mean that you won’t always have to restart your console. Some updates will instead be installed directly after download.
This newest PS4 system update also allows users to tweak the HDR levels too, directly affecting streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video that support the standard.
Sony has already started dishing out emails regarding the PlayStation Beta program for PS4 system update 7.00, so be sure check your account and see if there’s anything waiting for you.
The most recent patch, PS4 system update 6.72, was a minor firmware that improved the performance of the system.
PS4 system update 7.00 is going to be a major update for the console, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. We’ll have more details on the contents of the next firmware as they become available.
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 (and PS4 system update) details as we get them.