Sony Wants Beta Testers For Upcoming PS4 System Software Update

Sony has announced that it is looking for beta testers to help give feedback on the next system software update for the PS4. Testing is set to begin on September 2nd, and if you’re interested then you can go to this site to register your interest. Not everyone will get picked and only master accounts can get access to the software, with sub accounts locked out of the experience.

Last week there was an apparent leak of what firmware 3.00 would bring to the PS4, such as creating communities, broadcasting to Youtube, and uploading ten second clips to Twitter. Sony has confirmed that if you do participate in the beta and aren’t happy with the features then you can roll back to firmware 2.57 whenever you wish. The company has not given any hints for what beta testers should expect, with that information to be announced closer to the time.

Source: PS Blog



  1. I’d be interested in signing up. Just can’t click the submit button on iPhone because it’s under a disclaimer banner :-(

  2. I don’t know if I would be willing to be a beta tester for new firmware updates. The official ones are scary enough without downloading test versions. I just don’t want to be in a situation where I can’t use my PS4 properly because of a bug.
    I like the idea though (from a selfish point of view) as hopefully this should mean less temperamental updates going forward.

    • It does seem like a bit of a risk. Firmware updates occasionally lead to an expensive paperweight and I can imagine taking on beta firmware increases the risk. Nice that you can roll back though, and like you say nice that someone else can do the testing for us!

  3. I read an article about the update a few days ago and got the impression that it was already in the hands of beta testers, must have read it wrong.

  4. There’s certainly nothing in that leaked list to entice me into the trial. Here’s hoping for something worthwhile when it goes come out though.

  5. Read the Agreement and thought “no”. Not going to risk my data over that. It’s a bit of a shame as I’d really like to help them out but there we go. I have to be selfish on this one.

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