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PS4 System Update 2.50 Available Tomorrow, Features Detailed

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PS4 System Update 2.50 Available Tomorrow, Features Detailed

Tomorrow, PlayStation 4 will get an update to system software version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura,” which will bring an onslaught of features: some you’ve been anticipating, many you’ve requested, and others that might surprise you. This update will make significant improvements to your PS4 experience, making it even more streamlined and enjoyable.

Following the update, you’ll be able to smoothly pick games up right where you left off, find and connect with friends quicker, customize your experience and share your most epic moments in a more meaningful way.

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PlayStation 4 v2.50 Update

Features coming to PS4 with “Yukimura” include:

  • Suspend/Resume* — Supported by nearly all of your PS4 games, you can jump in and out of your games with just the press of the PS button. Quickly switch from Rest Mode to powered-up so you can pick up where you left off.
  • Back-Up and Restore HDD to USB — Back-up and restore your hard disc drive data associated with users on your PS4, including settings, saved data, screenshots and video clips as well as games, patches and download data, to and from an external USB drive.
  • Find and Connect with Friends — “Yukimura” adds to an already robust set of social tools, bringing several updates to continue making PS4 the best place to play with your friends, including:
    • Facebook Friend Finder — Using your linked account, you can expand your network by searching and connecting with your Facebook friends.
    • Improved Friend requests — Friend requests and Real Name requests can be sent together in one step when adding a friend on PS4.
    • Streamlined Party process — The process to create a Party has been streamlined with a reduction in the number of steps required.
    • Find Friends who play your games — Easily view what friends are playing on each game detail page with a real-time “Friends Who Play This” section, which also highlights which friends are currently online and playing it, and if you own the game, allows you to jump directly into the game.
    • Join Friends directly from news feed — A new tile will be added on your What’s New feed where you can see what your friends are currently playing, enabling you to join in the game if you own it.
  • Share Earned Trophies and Optimize Your Trophy List — We know that Trophies are important to many gamers, so we’re bringing more control with how you show them off:
    • Automatic Trophy Screenshots — A screenshot will automatically be captured when a Trophy is earned, preserving the moment to share with friends.
    • SHARE Trophies — Players can share Trophy information to Facebook, Twitter or via Message by pressing the SHARE button.
    • Additional Trophy sorting options — Sort your Trophy list by Earned Date, Not Earned and Grade.
    • Delete 0% Trophies — Remove games from your Trophy list that have zero percent completion.
  • Improved and Expanded Accessibility Options — New options added to customize the user experience include:
    • Customized button assignments for DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller.
    • Zoom for displayed pictures and inverted colors for all system functions, apps and in-game.
    • Text-to-speech is available only for Message and Party, and is only performed in English.**
    • Enlarged text for all graphical user interface, including Message and Party, as well as the system’s browser.
    • Bolder fonts and higher contrast UI for all system applications (but will not apply to games or third-party applications).
  • Remote Play and Share Play — For games that support 60 fps, users will be able to automatically enjoy those games with 60 fps for both Remote Play and Share Play*** on supported devices.
  • Automatic Installation for System Software Updates — Enable automatic installation for future system software updates.
  • Sub-Account Upgrade — Enable users 18 years of age or older with sub-accounts 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.
  • Verified Accounts — Select game developers, producers, designers and community managers will be verified with a badge.
  • Dailymotion — Upload video clips directly to Dailymotion via the SHARE button.

PlayStation Vita and PlayStation App for smartphones and tablets will also receive system software updates tonight, adding complementary features to those added to PS4. PS Vita update version 3.50 and PlayStation App update version 2.50 will add new accessibility options, including enlarged text, increased contrast and more. This update also enables PS Vita to support 60 fps streaming for Remote Play***.

We’re excited for you to get your hands on these new features and experience them for yourselves. You have all been such a big part of our successes, and we have carefully listened to your requests to make your PlayStation experiences even better. We’re happy to be delivering many of them with “Yukimura.” Please keep the feedback flowing, so we can continue making PlayStation 4 the best place to play.

*Suspend/Resume is not fully supported by some software titles.
**The wording of this list item has been updated for clarity.
***A sufficiently robust wi-fi connection is required.

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545 Comments

  • @47 they do friend notifications and they better give me an appear offline button. I do not want to be disturbed while watching Netflix.

  • When are we going to be able to organize our friends list? Something like a top 5-10 or even just a favorite list!

  • TheUnbornNobodyX

    @50 Preach! I get so irritated when I have friends send me party invites when I’m watching Netflix or movie with my girlfriend.

  • Golovanov-UK

    Can we also expect better save management and sorting in future?
    We have no sorting option for saves display – only fixed “last modified” sorting and, if disc in drive, disc save is on top (if I remember correctly).

    And what if user just want to see saves and check their size/date/time?
    Currently users are asked, what they want to do with saves, prior seeing them.
    So, without inserted USB or active Plus subscription, it is necessary to press “Delete” just to browse saves.

    Why instead not to ask, which location you want to browse, and then display saves?
    Then user can browse saves, mark them (if necessary) and decide, what he want to do with marked saves.
    ———————-

    Also, why there is no possibility to separately delete games and DLCs.
    Here is example: I want to delete BF4 DLCs (about 30 Gb), but to do this I need to delete whole game and redownload 50 Gb again.
    This is stupid.
    ———————-

    Full backup is very good addition, especially during HDD replacement.
    But backup/restore for selected games is a much better feature.
    I hope, it will be implemented.

  • @52 I’m trying to watch a movie and I get invites for destiny. can you see I’m watching Netflix. no I do not want to play destiny right now. ugh annoying.

  • DonkeyKongKilla

    @vassa – settings > remote play > turn off connect directly setting. Turns the wifi from the PS4 off.

    @yo – a cache problem for some reason ejects the disc by itself and keeps trying to eject afterwords. I assume it has to do with using the browser. I use it for this and tutorials. When i dont, it doesnt happen. Then when i do it randomly occurs

  • Sooo, still no update cross console gameplay? It would be nice to play with friends that have the same games across all sony consoles.

  • Still having issues when downloading more than one game at the same time. It messes up the trophy list.

  • F100mustang

    Three things I read in the comments that would be awesome if you add.
    1. DLNA – seriously the PS3 had it, and I used it a lot
    2. Change PSN ID – I agree with the other guy, would be nice to change this stupid ID now
    3. Video from USB – WTF!!! come on!! Again the PS3 had it, give it to us please!!

  • Nakatomi_Uk

    Could you please add 0% trophy deletion to PS3 as well Microsoft managed to it on 360 years ago so why can’t you, it seems to me that you have just giving up on the PS3 completely because if you can add this feature to PS4 you can add it to PS3.

  • bathtubjeff

    When can we change our screen names?! Happy to pay to change, it can’t really be that hard to do, can it? Why does Microsoft allow and you don’t?

  • Thanks for the update and new features guys! I especially like the Suspend/Resume feature!

    I’m also hoping you guys will add the “Appear Offline” feature and a way to manage games and apps on the home screen! I have faith in you guys :)

  • Pizentu_DeWind

    You need to allow us to record party chat without jumping through hoops. So many great videos and moments ruined because my voice is the only one recorded. Its an extremely simple fix.

  • Insomnia999

    Mac / Windows 10 app – friends, messages, ps now, ps vue, remote play, etc.
    Be able to broadcast gameplay without viewer count and comment notification box popping up.
    Ps now, vue and remote play on other devices (iOS, android, smart TV’s, set top boxes, etc.).
    Folding@Home or similar app(s) for ps4.
    More avatars.
    Gifting items on ps store.
    Twitch streams integrated into game page on ps store.
    Auto sync trophy and save data after closing a game or/and putting it into rest mode (could be a Plus only feature).
    Be able to turn off the touchpad for longer lasting controller battery charge.

    Maybe this is already there with 2.50, but be able to join your friends multiplayer game right from party/profile page if you also have the game. What about being able to use your ps4 system party as a game’s multiplayer party feature to hop into games with your friends?

    Sometimes the “what’s new” section and ps store don’t load. Other times they load up immediately.

    Any update on when Spotify and Oovoo are coming to the system?

  • Nakatomi_Uk

    Also maybe

    1) A complete overhaul of the PS4 main menu why can’t it just not show the TV apps I have installed only like on PS3 channel, and games that it shows installed listed under a PS4 GAMES Tab or something.

    2) Video from USB support

    3) Notifications turned off automatically when watching a movie or Netflix.

    4) DLNA support

    5) PS3 Trophy 0% deletion or maybe and one over X360 X1 deleting of trophies under 15% or games that no longer have there full features like MAG online is no more so I won’t be playing it anymore.

  • TheUnsuper-

    Will activating the suspend feature use more power while in rest mode??

  • I beg you – DLNA

  • you didnt listen we want to watch videos through usb and external hard drive to load from it not as back up. yeah you guys sure listen.

  • Insomnia999

    See what dlc you have of all released dlc for a game to date.
    Be able to delete individual dlc and not the base game as well.

    Definitely need friends list organization options. Always show top 5, 10 favorites, by game, recently played with, etc.

  • Disasterpiece725

    How about an update that let’s you use your own photos/screen shots as the desktop wallpaper like you could on PS3. Also, streamlining the game menu into folders, again, like on the PS3

  • Awesome update. Particularly psyched about HDD backup–thought that wasn’t on the cards for this update. Snuck it by us, eh?

    Suspend/resume and the accessibility features are cool too. Good job, overall!

  • @gerneric123 The Vita update isn’t breaking YouTube lol. YouTube is breaking itself by making big changes on their end and opting not to update the app. Sony is removing the app from the store so that people won’t download a non-functioning app.

  • Where is DLNA support?? Sony is the founder of the organization but does not support it in its own products?? What planet is this?!?!?

  • Insomnia999

    Gaikai powered instant demos on ps store?

  • Now you just need to work in…

    1.) Manually Delete ANY Trophies

    2.) Disable/Enable Earning of Trophies

    3.) Change PSN Username

  • @Pizentu_DeWind Agreed. Right now, we have to enter party chat, start a stream, and have everyone enable voice sharing. Too many steps. I want an opt-in button that allows me voice to be easily shared when joining a party.

    2.5 is really great. We’re getting there, just small nagging things.

  • Remote play will be at 60 FPS, but over Internet too?
    Or only on local remote play?

  • SteelBarrow2007

    When is creating custom folders coming!? I have bought a lot of digital games and need to organize them. I don’t understand why it wasn’t apart of the launch… Can you send out an update on that.

  • My only issue, and I am glad that the are adding so much to the update, is they say they have been listening to the users from the beginning. Ok. If so, why have they not added DLNA? What is the issue with adding that one function. From the beginning, that is one of the things that users have been shouting out loud for, but apparently Sony is NOT listening even when they say they are.

  • When is spotify releasing?

  • for the delete 0% titles… will that sync to my other devices ( PS3 / Vita ) or will i need to format the other systems to prevent them from reappearing?

  • miwa_chAngE

    will this one fix blank avatar problems?

  • Potters1fan

    With text to speech, what exactly will be spoken? All menus on ps4 UI? Thanks!!!

  • sickbattery

    I don’t think deleting trophies on games with >0% is a good idea. Imagine someone hacks your account …
    …happens rarely, right?

  • DragonessHera

    I don’t want friend notifications, that’s one of the great things about the PS4, no annoying pop-ups saying someone is online/offline. What I want is the option to turn off that stupid “Recommended Friends” feature. We can stop ourselves from being advertised to Friends of Friends, but we can’t turn off Friends of Friends from being recommended to us? I don’t care about Friends of Friends, they’re not my Friends so stop advertising them to me. In the meantime, I’ll just keep Blocking whoever shows up as “Recommended”.

  • Make PS2 classics playable on PS4 and Vita!!

  • xx_Omn1Slash_xx

    These are great features… but can the option to turn on friend “sign on” notifications be added to the PS4?

  • Please allow support for USB video playback and android phone support so it can be recognized as a USB. Then the Station will be a force to be reckoned with.. Quick question, why did U discontinue Home? I thought U guys would expand on it…
    Also could U bring back flash support for the Browser thanks..

  • AWESOMEgamer875

    This is pretty much an update that shows Sony listens to the gamers that use their products. Thanks for making an awesome update!

  • Delete 0% Trophies — Remove games from your Trophy list that have zero percent completion. (This just made my day, lol).

  • Y’all are killing me!!! I JUST want DNLA streaming support for music and especially movies, and then support for Bluetooth media remotes such as my Harmony all-in-one remote. THAT’S ALL! I’ve always much preferred Playstation but MS is killing y’all on the software updates!

  • dreamerboo_22

    Can compatibility between the ps4 and any Bluetooth device be added to the update as well as allowing us to use pictures as wallpapers?

  • Nice update…but I can’t believe that “Back-Up and Restore HDD to USB” wasn’t available on PS4 before…I’m actually baffled.
    Disappointed with this update…so how about:

    1 – Notification to the other people in a party when someone without headset is typing in the text chat.
    2 – A comment above our profiles…like on PS3.
    3 – A fix to when you get trophies in a game and they aren’t showed in your activities.
    4 – A fix to constant “cannot download” on stuff you’re trying to download,when the internet is running perfectly on the PS4.
    5 – A fix to friend’s avatar disappearing from the activities.
    6 – When trimming a video clip,being able to save the beginning and the end in the same video…for example only deleting the middle of the video without having to save one part as a new video clip.
    For example:If you have a video of 15:00 and you want to save in the same video(overwrite) the first 2:00 and the last 2:00….you’ll need to save either the first or the last 2:00 as a new video.

    @ 2 Bolt_Vandrhuge – I’m with you there…I hope there is an option for automatic screenshots of plats only.

    @ 4 CrazyRap – Man I agree with you…never thought about this but it would be a damn nice feature.

  • @ 53 Golovanov-UK – Very well said my friend…better save management and option to delete the DLCs separately are the 2 things I forgot to add in my list.Those are very needed indeed.

  • saiyanknight87

    please input DLNA and Player notifications next and where’s spotify? spring is almost here

  • Thank You Sony for the 99% useless update!

    I need:
    – Notification message when a friend signed in <—- MOST IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    – Copying saved data to USB much faster
    – Video chat, (video conference)

    No more….

  • AceofHearts325

    Any news of when Spotify is going to be available?

  • capURchin_Monky

    I’ve seen a lot of people wanting to be able to stream movies from a usb, but dont 95% of hdtvs have a usb port? I use the music streaming though and thats pretty clutch during boring tasks of a few games. Was xbox right to be able to swicth from movies to gaming instanly?

  • Bring custom themes, change psn ID (once a year £2-£5), friend notification, appear offline

  • I also want to echo what @Pizentu_DeWind and @mr_chun said. It’s great that now we can share party audio, as it makes for way better videos/streams. But stuff happens.

    You eventually forget to ask people to enable their audio, or someone leaves the partyu (disconnected or something) and forgets to turn it back up.

    It’s hard to keep track of who is enabled and who isn’t. So , if possible, make it enabled by default, with a small warning like “your audio is being streamed” so people don’t moan about privacy.

    Let me make better PS4 videos with this! It’s good for Sony and good for us. Thanks!

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