Everybody loves a good system software update, and having just heard about Microsoft's wholesale revamp of their console's OS - some of which isn't actually going down too well if you skirt through certain corners of Reddit - now the changes and improvements Sony have planned for system software 5.00 on PS4 have been leaked to Eurogamer.
Twitch streaming at 1080p 60fps will be limited to those with the 5.0 firmware update using a PlayStation 4 Pro. Eurogamer has apparently obtained a copy of the patch notes, and it details major changes to stream quality for those with the Pro console, as well as an updated follow system and new parental controls. Currently, the console allows for Shareplay and Remote Play in 1080p. Right now, the only accounts you can follow are verified accounts, which are mostly made up by official game accounts, developers, and popular Youtubers. You'll also be able to follow whoever you want without needing a friend request to be verified, and without filling up your friend limit.
The plus for developers is that this change is supposed to allow content to be seen and shared by more users. Players will be able to decide who can follow them, and they'll also be able to block users from doing so. This means you don't have to fill up your friends list in order to get updates.
Sony is also introducing a new web application to manage family accounts via PC and smartphone. Additionally, requests can be sent by other PS4 users to join the same family.
Other additions to the interface include push notifications, additional languages including Czech, Thai, Greek, Vietnamese, Romanian, and Hungarian, and the ability to see spectator comments on screen while you're playing a VR game.
There's still no public release date for the 5.0 firmware, but we understand Sony is planning to launch it in the near future alongside a refreshed PlayStation App which it says will boast an improved design and performance.