Sony has started sending out beta invites for PlayStation 4 firmware update 6.00, but its contents are still largely a mystery.
Recently, Sony allowed players to sign up for a chance to get early access to PlayStation 4’s next big update. Beginning on August 1st, lucky users were provided an email with a link to download the beta. According to a poster on the PlayStation 4 subreddit, the email included a message from Sony, which can be seen below.
Please note, System Software 6.00 does not include any major consumer-facing features during the beta period. You will find smaller quality of life and performance fixes. However, we would still love the help from the community to help us test the overall performance and stability.
Users on the same Reddit thread who have used the beta have reported a speedier performance on their consoles. However, like the note from Sony read, there haven’t been any noticeably significant changes.
This means firmware 6.00 could have nothing new waiting for players, or that Sony is secretly working on tweaks that will make their way into the final build. For example, it was recently revealed that an option to change PlayStation Network names would be arriving soon, so this upcoming update could be housing that requested feature.
The system’s latest major update, 5.50, rolled out to users in March. Included in the package was a bevy of helpful improvements, from the ability to create custom wallpapers to additional security functionalities for family managers.
Source: r/PS4 on Reddit