Aug 9 2017 - 8:19 pm

PS4 firmware 5.0 will bring 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming to PS4 Pro

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PlayStation 4's 5.0 firmware update is coming soon, and it will bring 1080p and 60fps Twitch streaming with it, according to Eurogamer.

The upgrades to streaming from the console is the main highlight of the update, according to an early copy of the release notes obtained by Eurogamer. Previously, Twitch streams directly from the PS4 were limited to 720p. The feature of streaming at 1080p and 60fps will only be available on PS4 Pro consoles.

Other features of the firmware update include an overhaul to the console's system for master and sub accounts, the ability to follow PSN users, and the addition of notifications in the PS4's quick menu.

The ability to follow users will be much like the system on Xbox One, according to Eurogamer. This feature is currently only available for verified accounts, but Sony's documentation wants this feature to "encourage more sharing of content and more interactions."

Players will be able to follow anyone on the platform, regardless of verification, without filling up the 1,000 friend limit. There will be settings to prevent non-friends from following you, and users can be blocked as well.

There's no current timetable for firmware 5.0's release, but it should be available in the near future. Sony will also be updating the PlayStation App with an improved design and performance.

H/T Eurogamer

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