Today, PS4 update 5.0 patch note is leaked. According to the leaked reports, PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 will allow PS4 Pro to stream via Twitch at 1080p and 60fps. The Pro users can already stream games at 1080p over Remote Play and Share Play. The update will also include an overhaul of your console’s master/sub account system, the ability to follow any user, and the addition of notifications to the PS4’s quick menu.
With the upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0, you will be able to follow other users, similar to the system on Xbox One. Accroding to the leaked PS4 update 5.0 patch note, this is to “encourage more sharing of content and more interactions”.
You’ll also be able to follow whoever you want without needing a friend request to be verified, and without filling up your friend limit. You will be able to choose if you only want existing friends or anybody to follow you. You can block users, too.
For developers, the change is to “boost the viral potential of UGC”. In other words, when someone shares a cool video this will allow people following to see and share it further.
PS4 update 5.0 will add options for those who have “sub” or child accounts on their home console. New family accounts will be able to feature multiple adult accounts in a family, able to act in a parent/guardian role and set parental controls on a per-account basis, so each child has different communications, content-viewing and spending limit privileges. Requests can also be sent to adult accounts on other PS4s to join the same family.
With PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0, there will be a new web application to manage family accounts, and access parental controls/family membership options from your PC and smartphone.
Lastly, with PS4 firmware 5.0, system notifications will be visible from your Quick Menu so you don’t need to head back to your Home screen. You will also be able to check the status of your uploads/downloads here too.
The upcoming firmware update will also include push notifications for events, spectator com the ends on the screen while broadcasting in VR mode, the ability to link broadcasts to a PlayStation Community, and support for seven more languages: Czech, Thai, Greek, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romanian and Hungarian.
Behind the scenes, Sony will add support for bundle and compilation discs, with or without add-ons, and discs which support games and add-ons (such as in a Game of the Year Edition) which don’t need developers to rework any code.
Currently, there is no public release date for the PS4 Update 5.0.