Upcoming PS4 System Update to v2.00 to Add Share Play, YouTube
Following this weeks previous rumors, Sony Product Planning and Software Innovation Director Scott McCarthy shared official details today on the upcoming PS4 System Update to v2.00 which adds Share Play, YouTube and more features to come!
To quote: Since we first unveiled PlayStation 4 and its deep social capabilities, including the SHARE button, we've seen an outpouring of excitement from gamers.
The PS Nation has rallied around a culture focused on sharing epic gaming moments through Live From PlayStation, interactive streaming, SHAREfactory, What's New and Photo Mode in exclusive PS4 games like Infamous Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered. Let's go a step further together.
Let's go from sitting back and watching friends play to actually jumping into games remotely and sharing great experiences together in real time.
Today at the PlayStation press conference at Gamescom, we will deliver on yet another promise from the PS4 announcement and introduce Share Play, coming to PlayStation 4 later this fall.
The best way to think about Share Play is like a "virtual couch". PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game-even when they don't own a copy of it. With this first-of-its-kind feature, you'll be able to play games with a friend just as if you were together in the same room.
Let's say that with games... you'll be able to invite your friend online to play against the Miami Heat for the championship as the San Antonio Spurs in NBA2K, tackle the challenging Towerfall Ascension Quest Mode together, or aide, heal, and protect you as Igniculus in Child of Light's local co-op mode.
With Share Play, you can even jump into a game to assist a friend. For example, if there is part of a game that you can't quite finish, you can invite a friend to take over your controls.
Like handing over the controller to a friend on your couch, your screen will be shared as your friend gets through the part of the game that has been giving you trouble-can't get past that part in The Last of Us: Remastered when you're hanging upside down? Get a little help.
Share Play will be coming to PS4 as part of the upcoming system software update v2.00, scheduled for release this fall. The update will also add highly requested broadcast and video share features, including both uploading you game play footage and dedicated app support for YouTube, which we mentioned on stage at E3.
Finally, What's New will get enhanced real-time activity through friend-of-friend suggestions, allowing instant access to friends' and recently played games' broadcasts, and a real name search function will also be added. More features to come when v2.00 is made available this fall, and we will have more to announce in the coming months..
We always want to hear your feedback and look forward to what you are most excited to experience together first Share Play when the feature comes to PS4 this fall. What will you co-op first with Share Play?
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PS4 Firmware 2.00 Will Fix Webkit Bug Says PlayStation 4 Hacker Nas
Following up on Sony's official announcement and recent hints of PS4 System Software Update 2.00, today PlayStation 4 hacker nas stated the upcoming PS4 Firmware 2.00 Update will fix a potentially useful Webkit bug for developers although it's not related to the recent Nintendo Wii U Browser Exploit.
Below are the details, to quote: PS4 FW 2.00 will fix Webkit Bug
The upcoming firmware update for PS4 will fix a "useful" bug in Sony's browser. Useful as in "useful for people who have some x64 reversing skills".
Muchas gracias to Proxima
Yes, its not related to the bug used to exploit the Wii U.
Finally, from Zecoxao: my best guess will be that everyone will be looking for said bug now, seeing as they can downgrade if they have the dump from previous firmwares.
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PS4 XMB Themes Likely in Firmware / System Software Update v2.00
Following up on yesterday's PS4 Firmware 2.00 news, today according to a Sony PlayStation Blogcast the next System Software Update will also include PlayStation 4 XMB Themes with details below.
To quote: "Something PS4 owners have been clamoring for since the system’s launch last November are customization options including themes to make your XMB more personal.
Well at Gamescom Sony announced System Software Update 2.0 which would bring SharePlay among other features to the platform.
As for the other features, it looks like one of those will be themes. The PlayStation Blog crew was discussing the update on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast and 1 hour and 16 minutes into the episode, they announced that themes would be making their way to the PS4 in this update.
They didn’t share if this would mean dynamic themes or static themes, but themes in general will offer a nice break from the static blue background of the PS4′s XMB."
Update: Sid of Sony's Blogcast has removed the Podcast and confirmed on NeoGAF (neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=125577230&postcount=182) that the announcement made by error, to quote:
"Hi guys – Sid from the Blogcast here, just wanted to confirm that this was in error and the show has been corrected. Sorry for the mixup! We’ll keep you posted on any news related to PS4 themes in the future."
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Update: Sid Shuman has confirmed on NeoGAF that this was an error: "Just wanted to confirm that this was in error and the show has been corrected. Sorry for the mix up. We'll keep you posted on any news related to PS4 themes in the future."
Well, I'd rather have them working on REAL stability of the current software features and new features like DNLA/Video file playback than this fancy-smancy theming stuff.
Yes, its not related to the bug used to exploit the Wii U." How so? ps4 webkit is same webkit on wiiu (like gecko) and looks like ps4 hacker nas already found something (not long after the wii u webkit exploit)
also from what I understand this exploit if used like the wii u's allows for key dumping, and last time the key got dumped it lead to cfw real quick.
Maybe this time people learned a lot from the ps3 scene and cracking the ps4 wouldn't take as long as the ps3 did.