PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

PS4 firmware 5.0 details leak: Pro Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps

The upgrades to streaming from the console is the main highlight of the update, according to an early copy of the release notes obtained by Eurogamer.

Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps will be limited to those with the 5.0 firmware update using a PlayStation 4 Pro.

Firmware update 5.0 was announced in July when Sony sent word it was accepting beta applications from PlayStation 4 owners. Currently, the console allows for Shareplay and Remote Play in 1080p. According to the documentation, this is to "encourage more sharing of content and more interactions".

Players will be able to follow anyone on the platform, regardless of verification, without filling up the 1,000 friend limit. This will allow followers to see and share more content. Users will also be able to choose whether only existing friends or anyone can follow. This means you don't have to fill up your friends list in order to get updates.

More options will be made available for those with sub or family accounts. In family-friendly fashion, primary accounts will be able to set parental controls, and there can be more than one adult/guardian account.

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Once 5.0 drops, system notifications can be viewed from the Quick Menu without the need to go back to the Home screen. You will also be able to check the status of your uploads/downloads here too.

Other additions to the interface include push notifications, additional languages including Czech, Thai, Greek, Vietnamese, Romanian, and Hungarian, and the ability to see spectator comments on screen while you're playing a VR game.

Behind the scenes, Sony will add support for bundle and compilation discs, with or without add-ons, and discs which support games and add-ons (such as in a Game of the Year Edition) which don't need developers to rework any code.

Expect 5.00 sometime in the near future alongside an overhauled PlayStation App that isn't quite as useless as it now is.

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