Well well well, what do we have here? Eurogamer have got their hands on the release notes for the upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware 5.0, which reveal the various software enhancements that Sony is set to implement. To be brutally honest, though, we're not looking at anything too exciting this time around.
For starters, 5.0 will allow you to stream to Twitch in 1080p at 60 frames per second, but only if you're playing on a PS4 Pro. This appears to be the update's headline act, so you can see why we think it's a little underwhelming. Next, the firmware will bring the ability to follow any PlayStation Network account, not just accounts that belong to industry figures and developers.
On top of that, the Japanese giant is making changes to how the sub and master account system works. According to Eurogamer, "New family accounts will be able to feature multiple adult accounts in a family, able to act in a parent/guardian role and set parental controls on a per-account basis, so each child has different communications, content-viewing and spending limit privileges". Basically, it sounds like it's going to be easier to manage multiple accounts on one console.
The only addition that's really caught our eye, notifications are being added to the quick menu so that you can check downloads, uploads, etc. without having to jump over to the full notification screen. A relatively small improvement, but one that'll definitely come in handy.
Firmware update 5.0 still doesn't have a release date, but the closed beta is supposedly happening this month. Are you happy with these improvements and additions? Let us know if you're disappointed by the big five-o in the comments section below.