It was revealed by Sony that the latest system update 4.00 for the PlayStation 4 would include updated menu’s, the ability to add folders and much more.

The latest system update 4.00 is codenamed ‘Shingen’ and will soon be entering the public beta testing phase. The full release will follow soon after, but a specific date has not been revealed yet. Below is the list of changes and updates that Sony announced on the US PlayStation blog:

  • UI Refresh – Designed to offer a “more refined and easy to use” interface, changes include a new What’s New menu, new system backgrounds, updated pop-ups and new system icons. Sony stresses that it will retain the look and feel of the current UI.
  • Quick Menu – The quick menu (accessed by holding the PS button) now only covers a portion of the screen, and adds online friend statuses as well as shortcuts to other menus, like Parties – it can also be customised to include your most-needed shortcuts.
  • Share Menu – Also made to cover a portion of screen, Share now also saves your last uploaded-to social network, and ups the maximum length of Twitter videos from 10 to 140 seconds.
  • Folders and Library – Folders can now be created on the main menu and Library. The Library will also now only show games and apps currently installed on the system, with a new tab, Purchased, containing all uninstalled but owned content. New sorting options have also been added to the Library.
  • Trophies – Your trophy collection can now be viewed offline, while players can choose to reveal the name and text on a Hidden Trophy if they wish.
  • User Profile – User profiles now allow you to compare yourself with other players, while bespoke background images can be added as personalisation.

Sony also revealed that the update will add even more features that won’t be avaible in the beta and will be releasing more information about these features in the coming weeks.

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