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PlayStation 4 firmware update

Codenamed "Yukimura", the next big update to the PlayStation 4 firmware will introduce features that have been requested by the fans for quite some time now.


The highlight of the 2.50 update will undoubtedly be Suspend/Resume – a feature that Sony teased two years ago at the console's unveiling. Suspend/Resume will allow players to seamlessly jump in and out of their games. When it's time to log off, users simply need to put the console into Rest mode and when they return, they can resume their game at the exact spot where they left off.

“Yukimura” also features the fan requested ability to remove games with 0% completion from the Trophy list. Other trophy improvements include more sorting options along with automatic screenshot capture whenever a trophy is earned.


Another welcome addition is the ability to Remote Play and Share Play at 60 fps. With the launch of “Yukimura,” users will be able to customize the frame rate of Share Play and Remote Play for games that support 60 fps.


This isn't the end of improvements that the 2.50 update brings to the table. Users that turn 18 will be able to upgrade their Sub-accounts to Master accounts, which removes restrictions from voice chat, allows them to fund their own wallet, make purchases, and more. Friends search options are being expanded with the Facebook Friend Search feature. This will allow players to search for Facebook friends who are also PlayStation Network members. The update will also expand the console's accessibility by including such options as text to speech, bolder fonts, enlarged text, inverted colors on screen, higher contrast UI, zoom for displayed pictures, and more. Additionally, users will be able to reassign buttons for DualShock 4 as they see fit. Last but not least, “Yukimura” will enable players to upload their captured video clips directly to Dailymotion.



Unfortunately, Sony didn't reveal the release date for “Yukimura.” When asked about it by a fan, Scott McCarthy had this to say:


We’re in BETA, you know that means getting it right, then committing to a release date. We’ll be ready to announce a date soon."


Source: PlayStation Blog