The PS4 5.0 update is launching today for those that got into the beta, and Sony has detailed the new features that’ll come with the firmware update. The biggest one is a family system that’ll replace the current account system on PS4. Players can now setup child accounts and attach them to a parent. Other changes include enhanced friend list management, the ability for PS4 Pro owners to stream at 1080p 60fps on Twitch, the ability to turn off messages while playing videos, a better tournament bracket viewer, and virtual surround sound on PSVR.
Here’s how Sony describes the new family features (description via the PlayStation Blog):
We’re overhauling the current master/sub-account system, and introducing the new “Family on PlayStation Network.” This new system will offer a more flexible experience for families on PS4 by making it easier to setup PSN accounts for children and customize parental control settings. Below are the new features that will be introduced with family on PSN:
Family Manager, Parent/Guardian
Family on PSN will allow multiple adults to be part of a single family. The Family Manager can promote another adult inside the family to a Parent/Guardian, who can then customize parental control levels of children’s accounts.
Individualized Parental Controls
Before this update, the same parental controls were applied to all users on the same console, including adults. But with 5.00, all controls (including game age ratings) can be individually attuned for each child.
All of the other features are fully detailed over at the blog post, so check it out if you want further details.
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[Source: PlayStation Blog]