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PS4 firmware 2.5 update goes live and ticks boxes

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The PlayStation 4 is about to benefit from a visit to the men’s health clinic. That’s right, all new firmware is on its way and aims to please you. Beyond allowing you to suspend gameplay, there’a an all new feature previous unconfirmed or announced that no one cared about but now everyone will want.

Chris Owen, Community Manager at PlayStation Europe, has revealed on twitter the latest and greatest feature of the new PlayStation firmware.

I never really thought about it before, but now I want to be accepted in the PSN community. Why don’t I have a tick on that account? Come to think of it, my twitter also isn’t verified. Does no one know who I am?

The PS4 firmware is full of features and goes live today. In case you’re still wondering why your favorite console is stealing more data (245 MB to be exact), here’s what’s in the update.

Main Features

  • The system can now enter rest mode without closing any applications. You can adjust this setting in [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Rest Mode].
  • [Accessibility] has been added to [Settings]. You can adjust accessibility settings such as zooming and button assignments.


  • You can now delete trophies with 0% achievement progress.
  • [Earned Date], [Not Earned], and [Grade] have been added as sorting options for trophies. You can also sort by [Earned Date] and [Not Earned] options when comparing trophies with other players.
  • You can now search the Internet for details about trophies from the options menu in [Trophies].
  • Screenshots of scenes when you earn trophies are now saved automatically. You can view saved screenshots in [Capture Gallery].
  • You can now share trophy details and screenshots. Select the trophy you want to share details about in [Trophy], and then press the Share button.

Share Play

  • You can now test the host’s connection speed when starting Share Play.
  • You can now enjoy Share Play at 60 fps. A host in a party can adjust the setting in [Party Settings] > [Video Quality for Share Play] > [Frame Rate].
  • A user who is running version 2.50 or earlier on their system cannot use Share Play with someone who is running version 2.50 beta on their system. Users who are both running system software version 2.50 beta can enjoy Share Play.


  • Users who are your Facebook friends can now be displayed in [Players You May Know].
  • You can now send real name requests in addition to Friend requests to users who are currently not on your Friends list.
  • You can now apply a shadow style for text in [Themes].
  • You can now enter up to 140 characters for your self-introduction.
  • If you enter 22 characters or more for your self-introduction, only 21 characters will be displayed on a PS4 system running system software version earlier than 2.50.
  • You can now use the touch pad to operate playback of videos on discs.
  • [Discover] has been added to introduce users to PS4 system features. You can view information about features in [Notifications] > [Discover].
  • Remote Play cannot be used with a PS Vita system running version 3.35. A system software update for the PS Vita (to be released later) is required.

While I fear to even put the PS4 in rest mode thanks to Eskom’s shenanigans, it’s nice to see these features making their way to PlayStation’s latest and greatest console. Now to go pester people until I get that precious tick mark.

Last Updated: March 26, 2015

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