The Playstation 4 5.0 update to the console’s firmware is almost upon us, and Playstation has said that there are going to be a number of improvements such as allowing streaming on Twitch at 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, interface improvements, and more to improve the content sharing experience for gamers.
However, a number of these changes are still going to be exclusive; for instance, the 1080p resolution 60 frames per second Twitch streaming will only be available to those that own an up-to-date Playstation 4 Pro, so if you own a regular Playstation 4, your streaming will be at a lower quality.
Previously, the Pro was able to run 1080p resolution Remote Play and Share Play, but now gamers and streamers will be able to stream direct from their consoles at a higher resolution and framerate than ever before.
Also included in the Playstation 4 5.0 update is various interface improvements. For instance now, instead of simply following well-known streamers or developers or YouTube personalities on their own Playstation accounts, a similar system to the Xbox One is being put in place where you can follow anyone that you want to.
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.
There’s no telling when the update will actually be coming out, as a release date hasn’t been announced for it yet. However, hopefully it will be coming out sometime soon so that players can start experiencing it. We’ll most likely be seeing it sometime in the fall or the winter, but until we get a solid release date we’ll have to wait.
In the meantime, players will be dealing with the most recent update of a few months ago until the Playstation 4 5.0 update releases.