PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 Beta Sign Ups Are Open, Has A Weird Restriction In Place

PS4 is getting a new major firmware update soon although the details regarding it are still surrounded in mystery. The firmware update is currently open for beta sign ups for those who are brave enough to test it out before it is officially released for the public. The new features aren’t confirmed yet and Sony hasn’t really made an official announcement for them, but the sign ups for the upcoming firmware beta are now available for users in North America and Europe.

We’re getting ready for the next major system update for PS4, and can use some help from PS4 owners to test it out ahead of launch. Starting today, you can sign up for a chance to be a beta tester and get an advance look at some of the improvements and new features coming to PS4.

You can register to be a beta tester anytime between today and the start of the beta in early August.

How To Sign Up For PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 Beta

Those who have a PlayStation Network account can sign up in Europe by accessing the link from here. Those who have a North American PlayStation account can sign up by accessing the link here, although there is a weird restriction in place for North American users that somehow requires them to have an active PS Plus and PS Now subscription.

This is the second time now Sony is trying to push their new PS Now platform with the addition of PS4 games to it. The first time, it was a random advertisement on the dashboard that can be thankfully removed.

The release timing for this firmware update aren’t available yet but keep an eye out on your PlayStation Network email for a potential beta code once this firmware is released for this limited beta test.

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