This page contains information on System Software Update 4.50 for the Playstation 4 and PS4 Pro console.
The new features include the ability to post updates to your PSN activity feed, similar to how you might share social updates on Twitter and Facebook, and you can even share in-game screenshots on the fly as status updates.
You can also use those screenshots as custom wallpapers for your PS4 home screen, and the Quick Menu also gets an update with this beta that tweaks functionality for easier in-game party options.
There’s more in the update, too, Play Station notes on its official blog, but for now these are the features it’s previewing.
Plenty enough to get excited about, especially if you’re not a fan of having to delete games and re-download them from the cloud just to manage your available space.
Within the updated system settings, PS4 Pro owners will be able to experience "improved gameplay, including higher frame rates, for some games that were released before the introduction of PS4 Pro (CUH-7000 series)." However, the Boost mode may also cause users to experience "unexpected behavior" from their console - no word yet on what that may be.
The update also enables players who own a PSVR system to watch 3D Blu-Rays without a 3D TV.Sony has released the latest Play Station 4 firmware update 4.55. The update, which is 324.1 megabytes, has several users reporting fixes on WIFI issues, although the official release notes only mention system stability updates.This update seems to be run-of-the-mill maintenance, unlike the last update last month, which included a "boost mode" for PS4 Pro and external hard drive support, custom wallpapers, voice chat and remote play.This is similar to the later Play Station 4 console which also has two APIs, the low level GNM and the higher level GNMX.Unlike the Software Development Kit (SDK) for mobile apps, Sony's Play Station 3 SDK is only available to registered game development companies and contains software tools and an integrated hardware component.Microsoft's less powerful Xbox One S does, curiously, support 4K Blu-ray playback, so there's a market option for gaming videophiles.