PS4 System Software Update 2.50: Sony Lists New Features

The Yukimura update allows 60fps streaming, adds a Facebook friend finder, introduces a system suspend and resume function, and more.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has revealed details on the upcoming PlayStation 4 system software update version 2.50, named Yukimura. The update will bring the streaming frame rate up to 60fps from 30fps for both Remote and Share Play, and confirms some details which were leaked last week.

Yukimura will introduce the suspend/resume feature, which will allow players to pause and restart games "near-instantly" with the power button. By doing this, the PS4 can be put into standby mode without interrupting the play session. Additionally, the update will have the console take a screenshot at the moment a trophy is earned in-game, giving players the option to share it.

The update will allow players under the age of 18 using PS4 sub-accounts to upgrade to a master account when they turn 18 years-old. In addition, players will have the option to import Facebook friends directly onto their PS4 friends list.

A number of UI options will also be introduced in the update, including an inverted screen colour option, text-to-speech, bolder fonts, and higher contrast options. The PS4 system software update 2.5 will be available "soon" to PS4 users in Australia.

A full list of the PS4's update features, written by Sony, is copied below:

  • Sub-account to master account upgrade: Users with a sub-account will now be able to upgrade to a master account directly from their PS4 when they turn 18, removing restrictions for chat, enabling users to fund their own wallet, make purchases and more. Currently, users can upgrade their sub-accounts online.

  • Facebook friend search: Gamers globally have jumped into PS4 as a redefined social gaming experience and connecting with friends over the network is a huge part of what makes the PS4 community so special. PlayStation now lets you go even bigger by connecting with your Facebook friends on PS4 using your linked account. Search for Facebook friends who are PSN members and build on the foundation of Friends you already have in your list.

  • Remote Play & Share Play at 60 fps: The ability to customise the frame rate of Remote Play and Share Play will be added with “Yukimura”. Play to your bandwidth strengths and use this option to stream gameplay at 60 or 30 fps when using Remote Play or Share Play.

  • Accessibility Options: “Yukimura” introduces a wide variety of options to make the PS4 entertainment experience even more accessible. Options include text to speech, enlarged text, bolder fonts, higher contrast UI, zoom for displayed pictures, invert colours on screen and more. Users will also be able to reassign buttons for DUALSHOCK 4, making it easier for users with limited manual dexterity or limited reach and strength to play.

  • Trophy Improvements: We have received a tonne of feedback to improve Trophies. In “Yukimura”, a screenshot will automatically be captured at the moment a Trophy is earned, making it easier than ever for you to share your greatest gaming moments with your friends. We’re also adding more sorting options along with the new ability to remove games from the Trophy list that have 0% completion.

  • Share Video Clips to Dailymotion: When sharing standout PS4 moments via the Share button on DualShock 4, “Yukimura” will allow players to upload directly to Dailymotion.

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Monarchy16

Anyone know when this update will be out?

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Stogin

This looks like a really great update, looking forward to it. I just hope that at some point soon they allow for external HDD support.

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rafftiger

<< LINK REMOVED >> External HDD support is coming: << LINK REMOVED >>

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LeoLex_

What about transfering trophies from one acc to another?!?!?

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Dante9006

Not even Xbox you can transfer achievements. If you choose to get a new account then it's on you to earn everything again.

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PayneKiller

I'm liking this

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Jay2528

"We’re also adding more sorting options along with the new ability to remove games from the Trophy list that have 0% completion."

Alright, this feature I actually like.

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daviz88

good job Zorine

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TrialMonkey

Voice-to-text for sending PSN messages? Yes please. Now if they can just get the load times for my message history under a minute that would be great. It shouldn't take longer than 5 seconds (and that is being pretty generous) for me to load the messaging screen.

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Noformation

Remove 0% trophies from list? Yesssss.

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PSYCHOV3N0M

<< LINK REMOVED >> I never ever thought they would add this feature which the 360 has had for years now but I am damn glad they are.

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Ahiru-San

my goodness, I think I just updated my ps4 the other day...

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Fine_TableLamp

I just want to use my own pictures as backgrounds.

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shadyshack

after i read this i notice one thing was missing that a lot people said that was coming form the picture that they released and that is external HDD support. i kind figured sony was not going to give you all that.

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Terminator95

<< LINK REMOVED >> How was that HD-DVD thing on Xbox 360 going? ...Do you post to ever post on this website? This is your life. Loser.

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Chaos_Dante_456

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> -____- Did you even read what he said? What the hell does HD-DVD have to do with and external Hard Disc Drive? This is why you shouldn't name call on the internet... it makes you look like a "loser"

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stu_gamer

FACEPALM...............Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, get your prioritys right sony

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mlauber

<< LINK REMOVED >> you can't please all the people all the time...

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fmocoroa

USB? DLNA? LAN? logitech g27 suport?

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GamerOuTLaWzz

So much crap I dont care about. Why the F am I forced to download this?

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Stogin

<< LINK REMOVED >> Why wouldn't you want the suspend/resume feature???

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suicidesn0wman

<< LINK REMOVED >> You don't have to download this, you just wont be able to go on PSN without it.


As for the requirement for PSN, its a security issue if you have two systems running different versions on the network, not just updated features, but theres probably security updates in this as well.

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rasterror

Finally the update I've been looking for. Now about that DLNA. I mean you are the ones that created it so I would think you'd use it on the PS4.

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DAOWAce

60 FPS streaming? With what games?

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mddg_mmcc

<< LINK REMOVED >> Most of them... << LINK REMOVED >>

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DAOWAce

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I counted about 30 that are 60FPS at a standard resolution, less than half listed.

Still, surprising to see that there's quite a bit more 1080p60 games than I thought; though let's face it, half of them don't require too much power to run.

$50 more and every game would be 1080p60.. for a while. Wonder how soon the companies are going to get upgraded hardware out. If they don't, the console generation might die this cycle, or at least fall off significantly.

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mddg_mmcc

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You didn't say anything about resolution. Only frame rate. Most of the games listed (which is far from complete, to be honest) run at 60fps. Period. And compared to Xbox One, PS4 is doing better in terms of frame rate AND resolution.

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DAOWAce

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I don't see any game running below 1080p acceptable in this day and age. PCs have had 1920x1200 monitors for 10 years. The standard display for any PC and TV nowadays is at minimum 1080p. 1440p/1600 displays are becoming common and 4K is being adopted at a decent rate. There is no excuse for something to be sub 1080p unless the hardware driving it can't keep playability up.. and 30FPS is arguably unplayable in almost every genre.

Technology is, unfortunately, moving at a slower pace than a lot of us would like. Consoles holding things back for many many years at a time isn't helping.

Also, the PS4 has better hardware, so running games better than the Xbox One is a given.

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suicidesn0wman

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I think as time passes more and more games will hit 1080p 60FPS on both systems, we're still a good 2-3 years before developers have maxed out both consoles.

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DAOWAce

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> The consoles are x86-64 based like desktop CPUs. Developers won't take anywhere near as long to 'max out' the capability of the systems. It's only with the weird GPU architecture, mainly the SRAM in the Xbox One, that they need to figure out.

Other than that, the GPUs are just flat out not powerful enough to support modern games anymore. They can leverage the extra CPU cores for a lot of things so we can have better physics and AI and stuff, but as for graphical fidelity.. it's not going to get that much better without a huge sacrifice in resolution and framerate, just like the last console generation.. except back then the consoles were very powerful compared to PCs, and nowadays they're horribly inferior to even a budget midrange PC.

This console generation is going to see some big changes, I expect.

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Flyincloud1116

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I have that link save too. I use it for the Xenophobic Braindead Obsessed Threat.

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suicidesn0wman

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> No surprise the pony would bookmark that page. It must suck to not be allowed to enjoy the gaming experience without Sonys permission.

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Stogin

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You don't make yourself look any better when you stoop to his level, dude.

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suicidesn0wman

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I think if I went that low I'd be in China! :D

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RicanV

The trophy screenshot is nice. I have a variety of blurry photos of platinums I've achieved. This makes all that easier.

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Flyincloud1116

<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't have any Platinum trophies.

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DaVillain-

Only Platinum trophy I have is Dead Space 2. Easiest trophy to get.

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Jinzo_111887

<< LINK REMOVED >> Sly 1, Sly 2, and Silent Hill 3.

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GamerOuTLaWzz

<< LINK REMOVED >> Actually, The Order is probably the easiest Plat trophy to obtain in history of PS trophies.

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brocklee5000

The walking dead games. All you have to do is play through it and you automatically get it.

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mlauber

<< LINK REMOVED >> Only season one gives you a platinum.

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RicanV

I can cosign that since I have that trophy.

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mddg_mmcc

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Then you should be ashamed of yourself. (Kidding!)

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Flyincloud1116

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I am.

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Flyincloud1116

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I am trying to get the one on Dragon Crown for the Vita.

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Intocable

What about the Backup feature we saw a few days back in a leaked screenshot...