PS4's Major 2.0 Update Arrives Next Week With Share Play, Themes, and Custom Soundtracks

Dubbed "Masamune," the v2.00 firmware update tweaks the PS4's home screen and adds YouTube sharing.

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The next system update for PlayStation 4, v2.00, will be released next Tuesday, October 28, Sony announced today.

This is a major update for the system--so much so that Sony has apparently decided to give it a non-numerical name, Masamune. We first heard about this update back in August, and just recently learned about more of what it includes.

Among the highlights are YouTube sharing, Share Play (allowing a remote PS4 owner to play games with you as if they were in the room), themes, and a USB music player that effectively enables custom soundtracks.

Other small improvements are also in store, including refining the home screen. Although not changed to the degree many would like, the home screen will now display the 15 most-used games and apps, with the remainder of the software installed on your system being confined to the Library section. Also new is a way to add PlayStation Plus games to your account without initiating a download and a "players you may know" area in the What's New section.

Check out some of the PS4 themes Sony has shared so far in the gallery below.

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