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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

  • SamDerviche

    salut

    a 6:00 du matin le 26-03-2015 j’ai ouvert ma ps4 et j’ai fait une mise a jour et sa planté et j,ai été sur mon ordinateur pour aller chercher la mise a jour 2.50 sur le site de : playstation.com et sur ma clé usb j’ai fait un dosier PS4/UPDATE et j’ai mis la mise dans UPDATE et sa pas marcher encore je sais plus quoi faire aider moi svp

  • Regarding trophy sorting:

    Why in the world can’t I just view my friends’ trophies? Why do I have to compare? I want to see what games my friends are playing and how their trophy progress is. In order for me to do that I need to scroll alllllll the way to the bottom to see them. I thought with “new sorting options” would come a feature that makes complete sense.

    Super simple to implement. So…do it.

  • Wally-Bsotp

    @398 andrew37803:
    try closing any games or apps

  • whereymyconary

    Cool, I’m happy to see the trophy ones. But confused why we still can organize them by alphabet.

    Also the ps4 needs folders. Can’t stand having stuff I never use presented to me like it’s always used or even downloaded to my hard drive instead of crunchyroll which I pay for. And having ads for Netflix next to my Netflix tab. Makes no sense.

    Also need the option to change the background to the images I like. I like theme buttons but I don’t like the images I’m stuck with when I get them.

    Interested to see how remote play favors. Could help with some of its issues but wondering how input lag will be effected.

  • NatalyasRevenge

    can someone point me in the direction of compatible external hard drives? I just bought a 3TB 150$ EHD and it doesn’t work with ps4 lol

  • *****PLEASE FIX*****
    I have upgraded my ps4 hdd this morning because I’ve been waiting forever on a backup feature(**which also did not work**) to be released to do this.
    Upon installing the hdd and attempting to load firmware from usb as instructed….the ps4 is asking for 2.50 firmware, contrary to the older version (700mb) software noted in ALL articles on hdd swap…..even your own playstation site articles.
    Currently, there is nowhere online i can find to download 2.50 to usb rather than direct to ps4….again…….even on your playstation sites- which currently display 2.04 as the latest software.
    Release a download link so users can upgrade their hdd and continue playing uninterrupted. now i have to spend my entire off-day with a bricked ps4, waiting on you guys to release something that is already released.
    GREAT JOB GUYS- in the most sarcastic way possible

  • MeowSoHard_

    I’m having an issue with the current theme I had on while I was updating the firmware. The new features work fine but when I tried applying one of my themes it just changes back to the default blue theme even though my settings say that I have a custom theme applied. HELP! Is this happening to anyone else?

  • Greenmousa2

    So, i installed the update early this morning. Finished updating, and set the system to REST mode. With no apps working, good old Rest mode.

    When i tried to wake up the system, it gave me a system software error and forced me to restart the console.

    It’s always the same thing, over and over again. Can they just make an update that isn’t broken to begin with?

  • Zaknafarian

    Don’t know if this is a bug from the new update, but when I was playing Destiny and got a fire-team invite, it wouldn’t let me join. Each time I tried, it kept going to a screen telling me to buy the game first. Never had this happen before the update.

  • TerribleTHING

    Cant we have some sort of video chat feature,like skype,,,,why did i buy the camera.

  • PSOne/PS2 classics? what? no? *grumble*

  • @390 – jimi_mac

    Not sure why it took you 2 hours to download the patch.

    I downloaded for PS4 and Vita at the sametime both patches around 7:30 am EST this morning.

    Took about 2 minutes to get both done.

  • *****Please provide a USB download link for System Software 2.50*****

  • ^ ^ ^ For users that may have upgraded their HDD today ^ ^ ^

    Ps4 Bricked until then…….thanks!!

  • DiabloTheGrey

    Aside from Suspend & Resume, the ability to Zoom is my favorite feature. No longer do I have to get right up next to the TV, or squint to be able to see small text in game. Such a great feature!

  • heres what the update did for me as you can hear im devastated Yukimura ruined my day……https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjM7fCIK1wI

  • I just wanna be able to change my gamer tag..

  • Please put the 2.50 patch online just bought a new HDD and i would really like to set it up

  • droclegend33

    When will they add the feature to play PS3 games on the ps4… I have a lot of games for PS3 that I want to play but my PS3 is broken.

  • I am actually buying games for the xbox one purely because my hard drive is full, why cant they just do the same as xbox and allow us to play games from external hard drive?

    I would buy a 3 or 4 tb hard drive tomorrow and be able to keep buying more games and not delete stuff to put a new game on

  • JeRzYzFyNeSt

    pointless update for me. i think the best New feature was what you guys did with “Friends Who play this” in the Game tile. Share Play update is nice to but i dont use it often.

    i Have an IDEa for the PS4 UI

    IDK if i can put it into words but

    Break the Game tiles Section into Three Sections Maybe Four, having one section Just for consumers to PIN game tiles and Apps to.

    First Row (section) of tiles would be GAME Apps, 2nd would be Apps (Netflix, Hulu, etc..) 3rd can be All PS tiles + Library (PS Store, PS Now, Capture Gallary, Play Room, ect…) and 4th can be how US consumers Customise by Pinning any APPS.. you guys can probably get more creative with each section.

    Navigate through Sections with R1 and L1 while still using the D-pad left and right for going Side to side..

    Consider it, its something different maybe you guys already though about it.

    also add more interesting things to do and PS4.. Make wallpapers System wide. add more Apps.

    Friends Notification when going online.. + Favorites tab
    While in a Party Chat have all Online IDs Highlighted during Multiplayer Matches “scoreboard” only for those in your Party.

    Hopefully you guys see this so i dont feel like i wasted my time writing this.

  • Soooo… any chance of us getting the 2.50 update file available online so we can upgrade hard drives?

  • @420 Unfortunately that won’t happen without new hardware, there has been talk that Sony could use the Ps3 Blu-ray to allow access to the streaming service but Sony isn’t gonna lose money just to keep loyal customers happy when they have the top selling home console spot. The Ps4 simply isn’t powerful enough to emulate Ps3 games (home pc hardware is still not there yet) Ps1/2 it could do in it’s sleep but that’s probably not gonna happen either

  • The_MineTurtle_

    How much data will the update use from my internet?

  • The_MineTurtle_

    How much data will the update use from my internet?
    I have just 4Gb left this month. So I dont know if I can update my ps4.

  • i cant see live streaming sportsw pls help……..

  • @The_MineTurtle_ It’s a 245MB download.

  • Streamlined Party process — The process to create a Party has been streamlined with a reduction in the number of steps required.

    I hope this means they fixed the party chat problems with 2 PS4s on the same network.

  • Where and how do you enable and use the text to speech? Cant find anything seemingly…

  • Sucks that I cant play or store my own videos. I have and watch lots of movies on my Ps3. Seems like a next gen should do everything the previous did and more!

  • DragonessHera

    You added another step to actually turn off the PS4?! It’s under “Power Options” now. I’m never going to use “Rest Mode”, it drains energy and wears out the console. Always has, always will.

  • Beegeeskiller

    I bought a TurtleBeach Bluetooth headset on black Friday and I still can’t pair it with Bluetooth on the PS4. The only way to talk to people is to connect it with a 3.5 cable to my controller. I constantly have to readjust the cable because even if it doesn’t move my voice still drops out when I’m in a party so I have to twist it around until they can hear me again, and then repeat this constantly while playing a game. Just offer Bluetooth support already. It’s ridiculous that it hasn’t been implemented yet. I’m not gonna buy a Sony headset just because I want Bluetooth support. I’ll just use my old wired Turtle Beach in the meantime.

  • Playing videos in the Internet Browser, i.e. youtube or anything else keeps pausing every few seconds.
    Is anyone else having that issue?

  • I don’t understand, everyone always says they can’t see friends notifications. I’ve seen friend online notifications since day one. I mean it doesn’t tell me when they hop on a specific game, but that would be annoying if I got an interruption every time they decided to switch what game they were playing I think. and also it doesn’t tell me if they’re online if they were already online when I signed on obviously but it’s simple as hell that just hit the PS button and then check real quick. just like you had to do on ps3 except it doesn’t freeze everything when you hit the PS button while it loads for 20 minutes. I think it’s genius the way it is

  • if anything we need a voice command like ” Playstation, who is online? “and then it will automatically crop up the list of friends who are online or if that’s still not lazy enough for you people when you give the command it will run through the list of notification pop ups like everybody that’s online in a row you’ll hear Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing as it goes through the entire damn list

  • HentayHinata

    SORRY BUT THE UPDATE IS REALLY BAD!

    First i need to wait longer to shut down my ps4, wtf?
    before that it turn down immediatly, now i need to press my ps button, then switch between the options, then go to PS4 Shutdown.

    Could you please fix this?
    we dont want inconvenient things, we want it easier… we want it quicker.
    your update sucks. what did it for me? nothing!

  • Gilberto61311

    I want to be able to rip music in the ps4 that’s one of the.reasons we got one for..and we cant that’s pretty dump

  • Just updated the companion app on my iPhone and now I can’t log in to PSN on the app. Whenever I tap the “Sign in to PSN” tab, nothing happens…SMH…

  • Why do you want DNLA?

    I assume most but not all want this feature to continue CHEATING.

  • lTACHI__UCHlHA

    I would like to be able to put images as wallpaper like ps3 also more avatars from anime series like naruto ….friend notifications, Dlna

  • I’m glad for the deleting 0% trophies but I’d also be more glad to delete any that are upto 10% for games I never really played. I think we should by rights be allowed to delete any trophy list we want like u can with xbox. Also when there is a trophy that’s says kill 10 baddies with each weapon or the like it would get great if you knew how far along u were instead of the stumbling around in the unknown that we do. They also have this on xbox. ( don’t get me wrong I’m a massive loyal fan of playstation but I recently bought an xboxone and this was the two feature I preferred)

  • How about support on PS4 for all the PSOne classics we bought?
    everybody should post this on every single blog post until it happens. PSNow is not a replacement. we are already paying for PS+, we shouldn’t need to pay for yet another subscription to play the games we bought.

  • xXDiRtY_ToRtAXx

    Can you guys add chat audio through the tv speakers and mic at the same time.

  • Yet another update, but STILL no Bluetooth headset support..?
    Come on Sony, what are you playing at – the PS3 had far more device support than this thing years ago.

  • fenyx66. Go to settings, accessibility,a and it will be the first option. You must be using English United states as your system language. It appears it only works in party chat and messaging.

  • Cool, but I can’t find any of my facebook friends on PSN :(

  • fleemoney1987

    What you can do though:

    1. DLNA DLNA DLNA DLNA!!!!!!
    2. Allow movies to at least be uploaded to the drive like ps3 or played via USB!
    3. Fix the pop up when your controller dies. If I am trying to get through a menu and I turn the controller back on twice I do not wish
    to see 40 fricken popups saying it died and got turned back on while starting a movie!
    4. Fix the blue screen errors so we don’t have to constantly restart to watch movies or browse the playstation store. Sometimes I
    have to restart 5-6 times daily because of this and it has been known since launch
    5. Start Listening to what users actually want. I’m ready to ditch this console because you guys don’t listen to anyone
    6. Make VUE available to EVERYONE!
    7. Allow more apps such as Slacker Radio, Spotify, Get rid of the sony music junk… selection sucks on there
    8. Release updates for download exactly when you release them on the PS4 I am stuck waiting for it to be released after
    upgrading HDD’s
    9. Stop sending emails for things I purchased 2 months ago.. I know I purchased it 2 months ago I don’t need confirmation now
    10. OVERALL MORE MEDIA FRIENDLY!!!!!!

  • DLNA, DLNA, DLNA, DLNA!!!! Also the ability to change our PSN name is mandatory, like say every other online system in the world allows… I had to make a new account in order to avoid the silly decision I made as a kid having ramifications for my son who now plays with his friends on my account. These are both deal breakers for me and I will not be purchasing another playstation if these are not implemented as soon as possible.

  • Redlinesi10

    None of this sounds impressive,maybe you should release your death grip on the Bluetooth setting and stop forcing people.to use your horrid headphones. Or maybe a patch to fix your no battery life controller. Oh thats right it’s a money grab,so let’s buy 5 controllers with the combined life of a ps3 controller.

  • I guess people really do complain a lot

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