Lgndary Thoughts - Playstation 4 Update 5.0

Happy Friday everyone! Things were a little bit crazy for the past few days, as Gamescom was this week. But it seems as if things have calmed as it was pretty slow today. Hopefully the lull doesn't last too long and we start getting some big news again soon. In the meantime, I thought we could discuss the upcoming 5.0 firmware update for the Playstation 4. Welcome to Lgndary Thoughts!

For those that missed the news, here are all of the main features expected in 5.0:

Family on PSN

  • Overhauled master/sub account system
  • Multiple adults in a single family

Friend list management 

  • Custom lists tab

Broadcast features

  • Community broadcast binding
  • PS VR spectator message display
  • PS4 Pro 1080p 60FPS streaming support

Message improvements

  • Music sharing 
  • Option to leave multiple groups at once

Notifications updates

  • Disable pop-ups while watching tv or movies
  • Disable message previews
  • Option for black notifications

Quick menu updates

  • Notifications tab added
  • Option to leave party
  • System clock now viewable

Improved tournaments bracket viewer

New System Language Additions

  • Czech
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Romanian
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Now that may seem like a lot, but unfortunately, this update is more quantity over quality. But first, let's talk about some positives. 

For me personally, I really do enjoy being able to create custom groups for friends. I only every really chat with the same couple of people, so being able to put them in a custom group allows me to send them invites much for easily. 

I also appreciate the ability to leave a party from the quick menu. The process of party management still has some improvements to be made, but this update adds takes another step forward in ease of use.

But while I enjoy these new features, I can’t say that they are going to drastically change the way I use my system. These are simple quality of life updates, with nothing that justifies bring the system up to 5.0.

My largest fear is that we are at the end of major Playstation 4 system improvements. If this is all that they can come up with for update 5.0, then that leads me to believe that Sony is just about out of ideas. 

What do you think of 5.0? Be sure to leave a comment below!


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