Sony announced this week that it will release system software update version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura” for the PlayStation 4. While the most recent individual changes are numerous, we at Geeks With Wives have narrowed down the 5 updated items that PS4 owners (or hopeful future owners) can look forward to most.
We’ve all found ourselves in that unfortunate moment – having to leave and do “responsible things” right when we’re in the thick of a boss battle without a chance to save. Well, PS4 owners can fret no longer. With the new suspend/resume mode, you can hold the PS button, select suspend, which sends the console into the standby-mode, and when you come back from the demands of life, you can turn on your PS4 and resume immediately from your “suspend” point.
It’s such a fantastic experience playing PS4 games via Remote Play on the PS Vita, but all too often the frame rate will suffer. With the “Yukimura” update, you’ll be able to have 60 fps games play at their native fps on the PS Vita, when in remote play. The same goes for the share play function. When you’re playing your buddy’s game via Share Play, it’ll be at the same frame rate that he/she would get on their own PS4. Thank you Sony.
Users 18 years of age or older with sub-accounts will be able to upgrade to a master account directly on PS4, removing restrictions on chat and enabling users to add funds to their Wallet, purchase content and more. We’re excited about this for multiple reasons: 1) it allows for people to take their PSN accounts with them if they were previously tethered to a “master account” and 2) it gives us hope that we can one day change our PSN names without losing all of the trophies and games attached to it.
Trophy Sharing Gets Better
Since the launch of the PS4, owners have been sharing their favorite gaming moments and the trophies they’ve earned, and with “Yukimura,” a screenshot will automatically be captured when a Trophy is earned, making it easy for users to share their favorite gaming moments with their friends. PS4 owners can share Trophy information to Facebook, Twitter or via Message by pressing the SHARE button. Sony is also increasing the customization within the trophy lists by allow users to sort their trophies by “Earned Date,” “Not Earned,” and “Grade,” as well as the option to remove games from the Trophy list that have zero percent completion.
Find and Connect With Friends
Now this might be something you may or may not like, and that’s why it made the list! PS4 owners will now be able to search for Facebook Friends with their linked account. Friend requests and Real Name requests can be sent together in one step when adding a friend on PS4. This will be great for those who want to go one step further to getting to know the people they game with, but for those who want to keep their gaming world separate from their social media world, be prepared to decline Facebook requests. However, it should be mentioned that if you fall into the latter category, you shouldn’t be syncing up your Facebook in the PSN — just a thought.
There are other items such as, being able to back-up and restore your hard disc drive to an external USB Drive, accessibility improvements to the dashboard interface and Dualshock 4 custom button assignments (this will help those with impaired vision by offering larger, bolder texts and help those with restricted abilities in their hands), and the ability to upload video clips directly to Dailymotion via the SHARE button.
So there you have it. Are you excited about the offerings of the latest PS4 system software update? Let us know in the comments below!