Sony launched a new firmware update for PlayStation 4 today – a nice round number, 6.0. Such point-zero updates often mean big new changes to a platform that the fans hoped for. This wish list could also cause name changes, because PSN users are nothing if not imaginative dreamers. Unfortunately, the update has not caused name changes with it or any other new features, which left many PS4 players in disbelief. "
" Whether there are any major hidden feature campaigns that are coming, or this is the biggest troll of an update ever, "reads the top commentary on the new firmware post on PS4 subreddit. The official description simply says," This The system software update improves system performance. "
In response, someone gave a ResetEra forum thread on the topic" Why was not this 5.6 if it's just stability? Something is wrong, "a feeling shared by others who are sure that there must be another shoe to drop, partly because of unconfirmed rumors and mysterious hints by PlayStation employees.
Sony has had many such updates. In fact, it has become a bit of a joke. The result is always improving or getting better, both things sound good , but is extremely vague.
"My Playstation is so damn stable, I can get a horse," said a Reddit poster in response to the latest update. 19659003] Firmware update 5.0, released in October last year, stood as an exception. In that case, Sony used the round number to print new features to follow and send messages to other users. Even 5.50 added support for custom wallpapers.
The fact that 6.0 itself had a beta test period seemed a good indication that it could also cause noticeable changes. Instead, the biggest repair came separately last month when Sony decided how search works on PlayStation Store, adding a full keyboard on the screen and the ability to search for publisher name and genre.
It's always possible that there are hidden changes wondering in the latest firmware that Sony chose not to mention in the update notes. It would not be the first time. Firmware 3.5 was full of hidden nuggets like the ability to disable the notification screen after taking a photo. Sony did not respond immediately to a request for comment about whether it was 6.0, and what the logic is behind how the updates are numbered.
My favorite fanteori for why 6.0 was pushed out so fast, even though it just seems to include a low performance boost, Sony is able to beat Nintendo to the 6.0-punch. The Switch 6.0 update expires next week on September 18th, including the launch of its paid online service. Nintendo has its own story of apparently overzealous firmware update, turning 5.0 into its first year in nature. Of course, Switch users can not change their usernames either. PS4 owners feel the troll of the new 6.0 update