Tomorrow, Sony is dropping Software Update 3.00, dubbed “Kenshin,” for all PlayStation 4 users, introducing new features, functions, and improvements to the console.
According to the company, tomorrow’ update is “focused on creating new ways to connect with friends and players around the world, expanding the social capabilities of the system even further.” With it, players will be able to:
- Share video clips to Twitter directly from the PS4 via a new icon on the Upload Video Clip menu found between Facebook and YouTube. Videos will have to be trimmed down to 10 seconds maximum, in order to be shared.
- Visit the new PlayStation Plus section where members can manage their subscriptions, see all free downloadable games, membership deals, and their PS Plus game library.
- Livestream directly from the PS4 to YouTube with the new YouTube Live app, found on the Broadcast Gameplay Screen. Each stream will be viewable across YouTube.
- Take PNG Screenshots to capture moments in a higher quality format. To access, press Share > Share Settings > Screenshot Settings > Image Format.
- Visit the new Events Hub, accessible from the home screen, where users can get “an overview of activities taking place in the games [they] play most, as well as official broadcasts.”
- Message groups of people you frequently chat and play games with more easily with the ability to create or be added to groups. Players will be able to see the online status of the group, what games they’re playing, and message or chat in a party all in one spot. Groups will appear in the Friends app under Favorite Groups.
- Create and join communities centered around games, genres, or other interests. Each community features a message board, shared screenshots, and the ability to join parties and games.
- Use new stickers in the Messages app. New stickers themed around Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Knack, LittleBigPlanet 3, Resogun, and other game will be introduced with Update 3.00.
Be sure to check out the video above to see more of the upcoming Software Update in action.
Source: PlayStation Blog