Sony’s PS4 system software 4.00 update (codenamed Shingen) is coming. To download the latest update you need to be registered for the public program here. The new update will be roll out to everyone later.
It is possible that the new software will come with PlayStaion 4 Neo next month. PS4 System Software 4.00 will bring refreshed system UI, adding tools for organization, updating the Quick Menu, and much more. Check the list below.
New in PS4 System Software 4.00 Update
Sony’s PlayStation 4 system software 4.00 update will bring a lot of adjustments and improvements to PS4’s main user interface. That includes some changes you may notice right away, like new system backgrounds and a revised What’s New tab, to smaller changes like updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons. As a whole, it all adds up to a more refined and easy to use UI. The overall look and feel of the UI remain the same, it just has a fresh coat of paint.
As you know, pressing and holding the PS button on your DualShock 4 brings up the Quick Menu. PS4 System Software 4.00 overhauled this menu to make it faster and easier to use. One big change is that the menu now only covers a portion of the screen, meaning you don’t need to leave gameplay entirely.
PS4 System Software 4.00 added several new items to the Quick Menu, letting you quickly get info without having to back to the home screen. You can see the online status of your friends, and shortcuts to quickly access your Party, Favorite Groups, Communities, and more. You can also customize the Quick Menu, removing or adding items as you see fit.
PS4 System Software 4.00 brings the changes to the Share Menu, which appears once you press the Share button on your DualShock 4. Like the Quick Menu, it only covers a portion of the screen. It will save the last social network you shared video clips or screenshots too, making the process of sharing a screenshot or video a bit faster and more streamlined.
You can also upload longer video clips to Twitter (was 10 seconds, now up to 140 seconds).
Folders and Library Organization
PS4 System Software 4.00 adding functionality to create folders on PS4’s content launcher and Library. This will help collect your favorite games and select apps in one place for quick and easy access.
Sony also making some pretty big changes to the Library. PS4 System Software 4.00 added a new tab called Purchased, which will show all of the content you own games, applications, demos, and betas you’ve participated in. As a result, the Games and Applications tabs focus on content currently installed on your system. This should help de-clutter your library, and make it faster to find the content you’re looking for.
There are some new sorting tools for your Library as well. You’ll be able to sort content by purchase date or install status, and search for specific games and apps via text input.
This update brings the ability to view the Trophy offline. You’ll see a new “offline mode” option if your system is unable to connect to the network, letting you view your entire Trophy collection without an Internet connection.
PlayStation S4 System Software 4.00 also added a button that will let you view the content of a Hidden Trophy. The Trophy will still be hidden by default, but you can now choose to show the Trophy name and info.
There is also changes to icons that show how rare a Trophy is. Instead of four boxes that fill, the icon looks like a pyramid with the ultra-rare Trophies at the top.
PlayStation System Software 4.00 updated the look of the User Profile, making it easier to see relevant info for a player at-a-glance. For instance, you can now see your Trophy progress compared with another player right from their profile. You can also add a background image to your own profile perhaps a screenshot you took in one of your favorite games.