PlayStation 4 update 2.50 details have been leaked

Please don’t cut me like Masamune

An intrepid Twitter user has leaked the changelog for the beta of PlayStation 4 update 2.50. I wasn’t aware that Sony had a beta program for their updates, but I don’t know a lot of things. Most of the changes seem to be typical stability and feature improvement, but two of them stick out.

The system is receiving a proper rest mode. Now instead of everything shutting down when you command the console to rest, it will hold applications in memory. This will allow you to pick up right where you left off in games and apps instead of starting everything up again as though you turned off the console.

Button remapping is also coming to the console. According to leaked screens, it seems like all the face, shoulder, stick buttons, and the d-pad will be able to be reassigned in the “Accessibility” menu. So if you’re a fan of the Japanese system of “O is confirm, X is cancel,” then you can finally live the dream.

Full PlayStation 4 update 2.50 beta changelog:

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.

Trophies

  • 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.

Other

  • 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.

The rest mode is good news for me. I’m on the go a lot and it sucks to have to launch a game and reload a save when my free time is already so sporadic. I’m thankful I’ll be able to avoid the 5 minutes of monotony it takes to get back into Dragon Age: Inquisition in the future. Sure it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but that time adds up.

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Jason Faulkner