Sony Letting Users Beta Test the Next Major PS4 Firmware Update in North America & Europe

August 19, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Reportedly already being tested in Japan, the next major PlayStation 4 firmware update is getting a beta in North America and Europe early next month, and you’ll have a chance to try it out.

By signing up through Sony’s website (NA, EU), you’ll have the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the features coming in the new system software, giving Sony your feedback on them in the process. Although the features weren’t detailed today, we’ll receive more information when the beta program starts on September 2.

John Koller, VP of Platforms Marketing at PlayStation, talked about the beta:

You will need a PS4 system (of course), an Internet connection, and a master account — sub-accounts cannot participate in the program. Make sure you’re a member of the PlayStation Forums in advance to get access to our beta forums. Also, beta testers will be able to roll back to the previous PS4 system software update (v2.57) anytime.

The beta program will start in early September, and we’ll have more information on the new features included at that time. We are accepting a limited number of beta testers, so if you’re interested, sign up sooner rather than later.

Will you be signing up?

[Source: US PS Blog, EU PS Blog]