Report: PS4 3.00 beta firmware adds YouTube broadcasting, Twitter clips
The PlayStation 4 version 3.00 firmware release is currently available in Japan to participants of the console’s beta program, reports Pocket News (as translated by NeoGAF). In addition to the usual user interface enhancements, v3.00 brings with it the addition of YouTube broadcasting — just in time for YouTube’s big new gaming push due to launch “this summer” — and support for 10-second clips for Twitter.
Also included in the v3.00 beta: an “Events” menu to find and watch events related to PlayStation (we imagine press conferences here); a “Community” feature where you can make a new community or join an existing one; and new ways to more easily find and join games your friends are currently playing.
The last major PS4 firmware was v2.50, released in March of this year. That update included major features like the long-awaited suspend/resume functionality, new accessibility options including button mapping, and 60 fps support for Remote Play and Share Play.
We’ve reached out to Sony for confirmation and details on the v3.00 firmware update. We’ll update if and when we hear back.
Update: Gematsu has a full translation of the list, as first reported by Pocket News.
Update 2, 8/12/15 2:50 p.m.: Sony replied with the following statement: “We are currently preparing for the upcoming PS4 system software update, and its features are being evaluated as part of our quality assurance process. We will announce details when ready.”
While this doesn’t confirm any of the specific features, and indeed the beta period is part of the QA process so any of these features might miss the mark and be cut from a final release, Sony notably does not deny the veracity of the Pocket News report.