Sony has released an unannounced PS4 update today as firmware 4.74. Users expecting to see new features may be sadly let down as this latest update simply affects back-end issues. Check out the main change firmware 4.74 brings:
• This system software update improves system performance.
Not very exciting, but these simple system updates do benefit PS4 owners in the end. Most gamers are waiting in anticipation for another huge update: the PS4 5.0 update.
The PS4 5.0 update, which is in beta right now, is expected to bring about some big changes. Players will see many new features included with the PS4 5.0 update, such as the addition of a family system with accounts. Players will be able to create child accounts with customized security settings and link them to a parent account.
Possibly the biggest change players are excited for is the ability to Twitch stream at 1080p and 60fps. Currently PS4 owners can only Twitch stream at 720p and 60fps. While this feature will be limited to PS4 Pro owners, this will still be a huge step forward for Sony.
In the PS4 5.0 update, there seem to be additional benefits for all PS4 owners, including virtual surround sound capability for PSVR. We’ll just have to wait and see what other features are added to the PS4.
Tell us what features you want to see in future firmware updates. If you’re already part of the 5.0 beta, let us know about your experience!