System update 3.00 has been in the works for quite a while now and even had a beta testing period to iron out all the kinks prior to its release.
Titles such as Games of Thrones, True Detective and PlayStation’s own comic book adaption, Powers, are available through the store for a price. As a replacement for the small one gigabyte cloud storage space, 10 gigabytes is the new standard. PS4 owners will also gain the ability to create communities around certain interests like game genres.
System software update 3.00, also known as Kenshin, comes with various new social features as well as user interface enhancements.
The Share button on your controller is not just for recording videos and sharing them on Twitter; while broadcasting gameplay to Twitch and Ustream was previously available, users have now been treated with YouTube broadcasting.
■YouTube live: Now you can livestream directly from your PS4 to YouTube. The auto-boot function can be activated to automatically turn on and launch the game and event at the event’s start time.
“Once you’re added to or create a group, you’ll see the online status for friends, what games they are playing and the option to message or chat in party all in one spot”, the executive continued. Communities make it easier than ever to get together too. Each community will come with a message board for general discussion, as well as a place to post screenshots.
Sony has sorted out groups for you, offering a new section called Favorite Groups, which should help you connect to groups easily. You can record and trim clips that are as long as you like, but you can only share a 10-second version directly to Twitter. Click on the Twitter icon and then type the 140 character message that you want to include. In fact, PlayStation 4 sales have been so fast until now that Sony finds itself in the position to try and lure in non-gamers with its upcoming VR device.
You can now send a request to watch another user’s gameplay. Featuring dual protagonists, you’ll play as a boy who is isolated on a ship, desperately seating a way out and a girl who is meant to be the sacrificial offering to a giant monster.