Anyone who has been with PlayStation throughout a significant portion of its third generation will no doubt find a delicious irony in the fact that there are firmware updates before the thing is even available to buy. I was personally hoping for security and stability to be the sole purpose of this update but it seems that there were a number of handy new features included – y’know, for when you’re actually able to use the thing.
A post has gone up on GAF confirming a number of things we’ve heard faint mutterings about being added to the operating system of Sony’s next generation.
Did you want lots more customisation options in the way your notifications appear? Well, Sony has you covered. The new update adds lots of toggles so you can choose whether to be told about complete downloads, friends, messages and the like. Each one can be on or off independently.
There’s also a new option to turn off the delightful background music in the OS and another option to adjust the safe zone (over- or under-scan) of the operating system display.
Finally, for what we’ve had confirmed, there’s the option to change how the Share button behaves. It has three states: press, hold and double-tap. You can choose which of those three states will take a screenshot, which will start and stop video recording and which will bring up the menu. So, you could set it to press for a screenshot and double-tap for video recording or vice versa. Sounds nicely customisable to how you want to most make use of the new Share functions.