Sony is planning on releasing the next big numbered system update for PS4, and you can sign-up to give it a go before it goes live for everyone.
As is standard these days, Sony is letting players sign-up to beta test the new firmware update which will be firmware version 6.00. This is kind of a big deal as big numbered updates, like 5.00 and 5.50, typically include some new features. There’s no word yet on what PS4 firmware update 6.00 will be bringing to the console as of yet, though I’m guessing the details will come to light one way or another. Either someone will leak them or Sony will come out and tell us exactly what to expect, possibly to curb the former.
At the time of writing, beta sign-ups are available in North America, though the European sign-ups are not yet live. You’ll find the links to the appropriate regional sign-ups down below:
It should be noted, too, that you’ll only be able to participate in the beta if you’re a PS Now subscriber or PS Plus member, of which my North American account (used for reviews) is neither, so I’ve just wasted 30-seconds of my life by registering. Don’t make the same mistake as me, folks – just wait for the European sign-ups to go live.
Sign-ups will be available until July 27th, so if you don’t register before then, you’re just going to have to wait for the full release.