The Playstation 3.00 update has landed

What can you expect?

The new Playstation 3.00 update, codename Kenshin, landed today, and no doubt at some point you’ll be downloading it on to your system. What can you expect when you do so? Well, quite a few things. So, to avoid a shock to your system, console or nervous, we’ve got all the update details for you here.

You can now share video clips to Twitter

Feel like your Twitter feed is lacking in PS4 videos? Well, you can easily remedy that now. On the Upload Video Clip menu, just between Facebook and YouTube, there’s a new Twitter button. Maximum video length is 10 seconds, but you’ll be able to trim clips down as you please. You can double tap the Share button to start recording a video, and press it again to stop.

PlayStation Plus

There’s now a dedicated PS Plus section with its very own icon which you’ll find in the top left corner of the home screen. Clicking on this will allow you to manage your membership, see the free games you can download, PS Plus specific deals, and all of the games you’ve previously purchased.

YouTube live

Watch your back Twitch, YouTube are getting involved with their own icon in the Broadcast Gameplay screen. Hit the share button and you’ll be able to live stream directly from your PS4 to YouTube. Your live stream will be viewable across YouTube.

PNG Screenshots

Hello higher quality screenshots! With a PNG option as well as a JPEG option you can now capture your favourite moments in greater clarity and share without shame. To access, press Share > Share Settings > Screenshot Settings > Image Format.

Events

The events hub will be accessible from the homescreen. This section will essentially give you an overview of activities taking place in the games you play most, as well as official broadcasts.

Improvements to Messages

Chatting to friends in Messages has been improved too, allowing you to access the groups of people you chat with and play games with most, more easily. Once you create or are added to a group you’ll be able to see friends’ activity status, what they’re playing, and the an option to chat to them all in the one place. There’s also STICKERS! Pointless but pretty, you can send stickers featuring Uncharted, Knack, LittleBigPlanet and more games to your friends. So, rather than tell Katie to wait a god damn second, you’ll be able to play soon, you can have Nathan Drake do it for you.

Communities

You’ll now be able to create communities based around shared interests, whether they’re specific games, or broad genres. Communities will feature a general discussion message board, shared screenshots, and the option to join gaming parties.

From what we can gather from the update, it seems like Playstation are trying to make their console experience more social, much like Microsoft in their planned November Windows 10 overhaul.


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