It’s almost time for Sony to release PlayStation 4 Firmware 4.0 and to do that properly, they need the community’s help. Prior to the launch of PlayStation 4 Firmware 4.0, Sony recently made a blogpost asking PS4 users to sign up for a beta of the upcoming update.
There are only limited number of slots available for the beta test so Sony is urging fans to sign up quickly and ask their friends to do the same as well.
By signing up for the beta, if players get selected they will be able to provide valuable feedback regarding the upcoming PlayStation 4 Firmware 4.0 before the update is made available to everyone else.
Launching updates in a beta stage for a select few users is a great idea and it’s a good thing that Sony took a page out of Xbox Preview Program’s book. Not only can users test out the new features Sony has implemented in a real environment but also give their thoughts on future changes.
Sony reminds PS4 users that they are always listening so if beta testers provide valuable feedback, even if the suggested changes don’t make it to the final live version of the update, Sony will still keep that feedback in mind for future reference.
The beta test will start sometime in early August. Those who get selected to take part in the test will receive further instructions in an email on how to download the update and provide feedback.
Of course those afraid to mess up something in their console should stay away from this beta test as there is no doubt that there will be some issues in the update. For those who are perfectly fine with that, they need to make sure they have an internet connection to their PS4 and a master PlayStation Network account.