A feature list for the PlayStation 4's next software update has leaked, thanks to a loose-lipped beta tester.
Currently undergoing beta testing in Japan, as the previous version did, PlayStation 4 software 3.00 adds a number of new features and tweaks.
The full list, translated by Gematsu, is as follows.
◆ [Events] has been added to the main menu. From a PlayStation-related events list, you can now discover, participate, and view events.
◆ [Community] has been added to the [Friends] menu. [Community] is a feature that lets you find close players with similar preferences and interests. You can create a new community or join a previously established community. Through the community, you can get into games and parties, and discuss common interests.
◆ In [Now Playing], users will see a list of what users are playing, and from that list can easily start a game or form a party. You can also request to view a user’s gameplay. [Now Playing] has been added to What’s New, [Friends], [Community], and [Messages].
◆ [Messages] have been improved. You can view the [Now Playing] of other users, as well as easily start a party. Additionally, you can also add favorite groups to your favorites list.
◆ It is now possible to broadcast using YouTube.
◆ It is now possible to upload video clips to Twitter. (10 seconds maximum.)
◆ [Live from PlayStation] has been improved. Not only does it support broadcasts, it now supports video clips and screenshots.
◆ In [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Automatic Scroll Speed] it is now possible to change the speed of automatic scrolling.
◆ In [Settings] > [Notifications], “Community Items,” “Gameplay Viewing Requests,” “Events,” and “Current Song” have been added.
◆ You can now comment on What’s New activity feed items.
◆ [Stamps] have been added to [Messages], allowing for more enjoyable communication with friends.
◆ [PlayStation Plus] has been added to the main menu. Here, you can get the latest information on the Instant Game Collection and member discounts.
◆ The Blu-ray Disc/DVD player now supports accessibility features. The scope of other accessibility features have been improved.
◆ You can now set game start-up restrictions while viewing its age information and rating icon.
◆ You can now create a child’s use sub-account from the user selection screen by selecting [New User].
◆ From [Settings] > [Parental Controls], you can now set a service to block harmful websites from being displayed. (There is a separate fee to use this service.)
With the beta test seemingly well underway, an official announcement of PS4 3.00 can be expected soon.