PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Being Beta Tested, New Features Revealed

Sony Not Adding Backwards Compatibility Feature To PS4

PS4 is apparently getting a major firmware update soon if this leak is any indication. According to this leak, currently a private Beta is being held for PS4 3.00 firmware update, and it includes several new features.

Some of the new features include Communities, ability to stream content to YouTube and allowing users to upload short videos on Twitter (10 seconds limit).

Thanks to NeoGAF user crinale, you can check out a short summary of these new features below.

– “Event” menu is added that allows you to find events related to Playstation, join them and watch them.
– “Community” is added to “friend” menu that allows you to make new community or join existing ones.
– “Now Playing” is added to “friend”, “community”, “message” and profile screen that allows you to display games members are currently playing. You can request to join their games or
request to broadcast the game.
– “Message” function has been improved that it displays “now playing” and allows you to start party easily. You can add groups to your favorite list
– You can broadcast via Youtube
– You can upload short (10 sec) game clips to twitter.

If the previous beta test for system software 2.50 was any indication, this new firmware can get an official release soon. The last released update for PS4 was for system software 2.55 and it was a simple stability update.

Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below.

  • wickedproxy

    I find it interesting that I’ll be able to share to youtube on a PS4 meanwhile that ability has been removed from my PS3 in video uploader. Google just had to screw with the api and break youtube for the PS Vita and video uploader. 🙁

  • Edward Mowton

    Still nothing useful.. I myself am sick and tired of having to uninstall games every time I get a new game.. External storage please.. This is one area the Xbox One trumps the PS4.

  • Juan Rios

    The time it takes to come out with a firmware update and they dont give us what we want

  • Juan Rios

    Gay Just pure bullshit

  • andre

    Support to PS3 wheels, come on Sony……

  • lyLez9

    Yeah pos4 owners….you get nothing of value ! What a waste of gaming time the pathetic pos4 is. Have a look if you aren’t moronic fanboys at the games and features releasing on Xbox one over the next year. And PS…let me know when pos4 can handle 1080p locked 60fps like forza on Xbox one. Or when it can increase its processing power by 20x using cloud tech on Xbox ones coming crackdown 3. Sad how pathetic pos4 is for so many fools

    • The Nano

      bahaha forza can’ even go 1080p jackass

    • John Smith

      Rabid fanboy feels the need to brag about accomplishments of a box of plastic and wires whilst at the same time admonishing others for liking their own boxes of plastic and wires….the hypocrite is strong with this one.

      Fanboys are a cancer in the gaming community. I’ll never understand why they hate on the choices of others while the same time making their own choices seem superior…maybe those of weak mind need validation for said choices? Either way, it’s just sad.

  • ShadowNextGen

    I know that isn’t the full list or anything but damnit…firmware 3.0 needs to have something big and something we actually have been asking for. Can we please at least get folders so our games can be organized? I have a lot of PS4 games and that would be greatly appreciated. Also, can I please remove things from my library? I still have the Evolve Technical Test in there with absolutely no way to remove it and that type of stuff is creating a lot of clutter.

  • Kyle

    Viewing trophies offline? Changing PSN IDs? Where’s that at?

    • Batman

      early days for rumours on the 3.00, I think they are coming!

  • thebrit

    Don’t worry you guys will get the rest of the xbox one / xbox360 features sooner or later…. 🙂

    • SimonPieman

      Like? My PS4 does everything all the things my Xbox One used to do, and a whole lot more besides.

    • Rodrigo S

      When are u guys getting share play?

    • Sweep

      How is shareplay on XB1 ? Oh wait…

    • Guest

      You do realize that the X1 is missing all sorts of simple features that the PS4 has, like for example, it doesn’t tell you what version of the game you are on. So you don’t know if you are on Witcher 1.07 or 1.08, so you just assume you are on the lastest version based of some asterisk. It doesn’t show you the total amount of your download or how much you’ve downloaded, it just shows a percentage which is far less informative as its harder to tell how long its gonna take, oh and that’s another thing the PS4 tells you how long its gonna take. It can only update one thing at a time while the PS4 can do multiple. If there is a firmware update you are stuck in the fw update screen and can do nothing else but wait til its done just like on the PS3 and updates can be over 2GB. You cant easily choose between sleep or off, its either or whereas on the PS4 you can always choose which one you want. And the list goes on. The store on the X1 is a complete and utter mess, the UI is much less intuitive then the PS4’s and it does this stupid thing where every time you go back, it doesn’t take you back to where you were, but rather back to the start of the app/page. Its sloppy and looks buggy. And the list goes on, I should know, I own one.

    • thebrit

      you all realize it was a JOKE right – remove the sticks

  • omarcominyo

    Meh!

    • Guest

      Of course you would think its “meh”, you’re a MS fanboy. And do you honestly think this is it?

      • omarcominyo

        So you can rant that nothing here interests you but when I express that it using 1 word I’m a Microsoft fanboy? What a numpty! Give my your PS ID and I’ll message you on my PS3 AND my PS4!!!

        • Guest

          I can rant cuz I not doing it with a fanboy agenda but rather a genuine displeasure with it. I thought you was a fanboy just spewing your fanboy sh’t, but if youre not, then my b and “meh” away.

          • omarcominyo

            AGAIN, give me your ID or shut up!

          • Guest

            I aint gotta give you sh’t, and you shut the f’ck up you f-ing dumb sh’t. I have both, And you put your ID up publicly as im not doing it. And you make no sense you numpty as I already said I believe you (when you claim to not be some fanboy), you clown.

          • omarcominyo

            Yeah I’m the dumb clown here! *Throws his toys out of the pram defending Sony THEN AGAIN when he gets pwned* MOVE ALONG BOY!! HAHAHAHAHA

          • Guest

            I threw out my toys? and got “pwned”? Keep thinking that sh’t, you’re obviously delusional too and not that smart. You’re the one that got “pwned” (talk about immature).

  • Guest

    Who the F asked for any of this? This type of ish should be coming AFTER the ish we’ve all been asking for. Sony, you are seriously slipping on this. And after all this time we’ve waited it better have a lot more than that!
    Where is our, folders and games on external HDDs, and our friend notifications with options to appear offline and pick who we want to be notified of. Custom wallpaper/themes. Much better Bluetooth support and more!

  • zero

    These sound cool BUT I see all kinds of back doors into friends lists, party’s ect already. This will just create more than already needed. Love my PS4 but the ways to connect with friends, party’s & other stuff is a cluster fuck. They really need to streamline it. I only need 1 option to see & or join friends. I don’t need it on every damn tab I go to. I also don’t need my friends showing up as “recent players” in that list when obviously I know I was fucking playing with them in whatever game recently for the past month (very annoying seeing friend X1 in that list 100 times) he’s on my fiends list. I get it. I know I played CoD 100 times with him. They honestly need to fix all the broken stuff before adding any new stuff (I have a friend request from a year ago that won’t go awayl. I have recent activity from months ago showing up everyday as recent. The Create or Join Party system never works on the 1st try. I have to wait for the message saying can’t join, create whatever then try again or run test. It works on the 2nd try 90% of the time but come on. The 360 & PS3 party features work great. PS4 party has issues (& no its not my connection. 100% of my friends have the exact same issue with parties.) Love Sony. Please just fix broken stuff from a year or more ago, THEN ADD new stuff.

    • extermin8or2

      have no issue with parties even here at new uni house (and we have shittiest internet in existence… So likely it’s your ping or something… the jpin friends thing is mostly fine except for the pop up to say a friends joined a party- wish it didn’t make you autojoin if you pres ps button-that’s annnoying…

    • Guest

      I don’t have those issues when I create a party so something is going on there.

  • jakdripr

    Not a bad list of new features, I especially like the community feature. However it feels like we’re still missing basic features like notifications when friends come online, and the ability to appear offline. Of course there is a possiblity that the ps4 can do this stuff and I’m just an idiot.

    • Rodrigo S

      I want those too but we’re still missing others like
      Custom wallpapers
      Pin certain amount of games
      Folders
      External hard drive

      • cruzzercruz

        If they could just let me pin my goddamn games to the start screen rather than having every new download push them into the library, I’d need nothing else. I gave up on the pipedream that was changing my PSN ID.

        • Until that happens you can go into the settings and fix it so that all of your games appear on the start screen. The update that added the feature so only a few games are displayed can be switched on/off.

          • cruzzercruz

            Didn’t know that. Thanks!

      • SimonPieman

        external hard drives are supported.

        • ShadowNextGen

          Yes and no. They are supported for back up purchases but Sony really half assed it. You can’t plug in an external drive and then use it as it was mean to be used. I can’t, for example, download Bloodborne to my external drive and play it on it.

        • Rodrigo S

          I meant so we could save games on the external hard drive

        • Edward Mowton

          I have to uninstall something every time I get a new game. Its annoying.. especially with downloads from PSN being so fucking slow..

      • jakdripr

        Lol, so we can both agree PSN is missing a lot of features then?

    • Andrew Gaynor

      There is the ability to turn on when friends come online, join parties etc. It’s in notification settings somewhere. Though I could be wrong (going off a fuzzy memory) about friends coming online being one of the options. All I know is I have ALL notifications turned off cos I hate em. I don’t need anything bothering me while I’m immersed in an epic single player.

      Agree on the appearing offline option, need this badly! Was one of my favourite features on the 360. God I’m such an antisocial bastard XD

      • Guest

        Favorite feature on the 360, the PS3 could do it. Its just Sony taking forever on the PS4. And I’m really getting quite sick of it.

      • jakdripr

        I’ll give it a look, thanks.

  • Anders

    I bet that one of those Amrican MVPs from the US PlayStation forum leaked it. It wouldn’t be the first time.