Mar 11

Sony Beta Testing New PlayStation 4 Firmware Version 2.50

ps4_firmwareSony is letting select PlayStation 4 owners beta test the system’s upcoming firmware, version 2.50, according to some leaked emails sent out to PlayStation MVPs. The forthcoming update will supposedly bring with it the ability to put the PlayStation 4 into rest mode without shutting down games and applications.

According to an alleged screenshot of a leaked email from Sony, some PS4 owners will be able to beta test version 2.50 of the system’s firmware if they opt-in to the program. Selected PlayStation MVPs will apparently receive a message via the PlayStation Network and a voucher to download the beta system software by March 9th.

Other features supposedly coming in the new PS4 firmware include the option to delete PlayStation Trophies with zero percent completion and the ability to Share Play games at 60 frames per second. (Yes! Finally!)

Sony giving PlayStation 4 owners the option to preview upcoming system software updates before they roll out to everyone follows a page out of Microsoft’s playbook. The Xbox maker started its Preview Program last year, letting select Xbox One users get an advanced look at system software updates. Microsoft is extending the program to Xbox 360 platform sometime this year.

Would you be willing to help beta test Sony’s upcoming firmware releases? Afraid it might cause console issues? Share with us and post some comments in the comment section below or head over to the Gamer-Tech discussion forums and share your thoughts with us. :)

2 comments

    • BlackIce on March 24, 2015 at 11:59 am
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    Not that I champion Sony here, but at least they got around to finally adding such a feature. Probably should’ve put the feature in at launch though. Never understood the idea of launch now and fix things later. I’d rather wait until the proper basic features are implemented and running FIRST. Then add additional functionality later. But, you know…Gotta launch on time to please the marketing teams and shareholders, I suppose. 🙂

    • Matt Konnagan on March 12, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Oh my gosh rest mode that’s different hum I need to go buy a ps4 now xD

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