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Have you been aching to change that username you picked when you were twelve? Been dying to play Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on your PS4? These features and more may or may not be coming with the PS4 5.0 Beta.

As a major update, 5.0 promises to bring big changes to the PlayStation world. But which features will be introduced, and how many, still has yet to be seen. Here’s what we do know:

  • Registration for the 5.0 Beta is open now. If you want to be the first in line to try out the new features and give feedback, this is your chance.
  • Once the beta opens in early August, registration will be closed. This means that if you haven’t registered for the beta and the feature you have been waiting for comes out, you will have to wait until mid to late August to experience it.

The Beta launches in early August. You can sign up now via playstation.com.

There has been much speculation as to what it’s going to include, from allowing you to change your PSN ID to playing PS1 classics. Sadly, nothing has been confirmed just yet, so here are a few features we’d love to see added.

  1. We’d LOVE to see a wishlist and game gifting added to the system. It’s such a basic feature, and would allow friends and family to buy games for their loved ones super easily. It’s a surprise it’s not been added yet.
  2. Full theme customization. Sony recently added the option to add a custom picture to your theme, and while that’s a good first step. It’s nothing like we saw last generation. We’d love to see the feature come back in full force. Let peoples creativity out!
  3. Backwards Compatibility. It’s something that everyone wants, just make it happen. This is far fetched though.
  4. The ability to delete Demos and Betas from the library, and while we’re at it, give us filtering options too!
  5. And probably the least likely to happen, but digital game sharing. How awesome would it be to allow your friends to “borrow” a game for a couple days? Just make the owner unable to play it while it’s rented out. I’d be willing to be more people would buy digital that way.

Which features do you hope to see? Let us know in the comments below.

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By | 2017-07-28T19:24:57+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Featured, feed, News|3 Comments

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  • Demetre M

    You clowns have to stop with name change it has nothing to do with firmware and it isn’t coming , so keep begging all you want answer will always be no lmfao and Oh how them PlayStation Price Hikes Sony makes me proud lmfao

  • YRD

    PSN ID CHANGE PLEASE!

  • LegendarySaiyan

    1) “We’d LOVE to see a wishlist and game gifting added to the system. It’s such a basic feature, and would allow friends and family to buy games for their loved ones super easily. It’s a surprise it’s not been added yet.”
    – Wishlist with a notification system that alerts us when a game on the list is on a sale or is discounted would be more than welcome. Game gifting could also be useful, be able to gift a friend game/dlc or whatever they like from the PS Store would solve my problem with giving online friends birthday gift 🙂

    2) “Full theme customization. Sony recently added the option to add a custom picture to your theme, and while that’s a good first step. It’s nothing like we saw last generation. We’d love to see the feature come back in full force. Let peoples creativity out!”
    – I miss this feature from the PS3..

    3) “Backwards Compatibility. It’s something that everyone wants, just make it happen. This is far fetched though.”
    – Will probably not happen with PS4, too bad since I would love to play RDR one more time 🙁 I hope that we can at the least have PS5 with BC for the PS4

    4) “The ability to delete Demos and Betas from the library, and while we’re at it, give us filtering options too!”
    – We need this, my library is full of content that is now useless like Demos, Betas, Themes and Avatars…

    5) “And probably the least likely to happen, but digital game sharing. How awesome would it be to allow your friends to “borrow” a game for a couple days? Just make the owner unable to play it while it’s rented out. I’d be willing to be more people would buy digital that way.”
    – I have been having the same idea for such a long time! We need this. There are times me and my friends borrow each other our profiles to try out a game or to borrow a game.. Would be so much more easier to borrow just the games.. To add more to the idea, we could also see what digital games our friends owns and be able to request to borrow it by clicking on “Request to borrow the game”. Then the owner could reject or accept it. The owner can get back their game whenever they want by just clicking on “Retrieve Game”. We really need this 😀