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PlayStation 4 System Software 6.00 Is Out Now, But Can You Guess What It Does?

Is it more stable, though?

Who doesn’t look forward to the day that there’s a new system software update for their consoles? Oh, the joys of coming home from work like an excited school kid, turning on your PS4 to try out that new beta or get back to farming in Destiny/Fortnite/FIFA, and instead be faced with an update that forces the console to restart so you can get online.

Today’s another one of those glorious day, as Sony have released system software update 6.00 for PS4. Two months after a surprisingly leak free beta period started, we now know what it does:

  • This system software update improves system performance.

Thanks, Sony.

Source: my PS4

  1. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Why is that 6.0?

    Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 13:18.
  2. MrYd
    Since: Mar 2011

    The PSVR software also went from 3.10 to 4.10. Which is an even bigger jump than 5.5whateveritwas to 6.0. More than twice as big! So twice as much improvement.

    That’s how version numbers work isn’t it?

    Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 13:37.
    • double-o-dave
      Since: Nov 2008


      Sony felt they weren’t being diverse enough in representing numbers equally, so in order not to discriminate against any numbers, they have now decided to randomly generate new system numbers to avoid any offence to numbers which may not have been used yet, or numbers which feel they have been over used. What about the letters is what I say.

      Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 13:50.
  3. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    To be fair to Sony and utterly dull on TSA they’ve got this stability thing well sorted, I don’t think I’ve had a crash or stutter since… No, this is no fun, what’s Sony playing at? Stability is boring, where’s my cross game chat??

    Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 13:44.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      It’s so stable you could make jokes about where horses live.

      Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 14:00.
    • bunimomike
      Since: Jul 2009

      The OS is stable but they can always rely on people like Hello Games to screw with things. I swear the code is half computer language, half box of dodgy fireworks! :D

      Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 14:19.
  4. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008



    Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 13:46.
  5. camdaz
    Since: May 2009

    I’ve been using 6.0 for what seems like ages, the beta period isn’t normally as long as it’s been for this one.

    The best feature is the new search for the Store, it’s a million times better.

    Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 16:04.
    • MrYd
      Since: Mar 2011

      The new store search was nothing to do with the 6.0 beta. Everyone’s had that for a couple of weeks now.

      6.0 has added nothing. So far. It may have things that haven’t been revealed yet. A big jump to 6.0 seems stupid if there’s not something new there. The beta emails did say “At this Beta stage, the 6.00 update does not include any new major consumer-facing features”. Those first 4 words being important and suggesting something will be included.

      Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 16:15.
  6. tonyyeb
    Since: Aug 2010

    What’s missing that everyone wants?

    Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 16:19.
    • MrYd
      Since: Mar 2011

      Name changes? (For those who made more decisions years ago)

      The ability to sort out that TV & Video folder (really don’t need Now TV stuck in 3rd place there).

      More supported formats for the Media Player (which can obviously be updated separately, but may at least be tied to the system software in some way)

      A nice VR version of the menu for those with fancy hats?

      A pony?

      Some feature that was missing on the PS3 that people feel the need to mention all the time still, even though we’ve got it now? You know the one!

      The option to turn off or revert back to the way it was for every single feature ever added, because there’s always someone not happy about it?

      Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 16:29.
    • basshead
      Since: Sep 2018

      A decent music player on there. The current one is terrible it has next to no interface at all, I want to be able to search to create playlists, to, add songs to a queue etc. Basics of a music player. Yes it plays music but I expect a lot more from this app.

      Also the ability to delete media from USB, so when I am in media player and I have watched a film or TV I would love to be able to delete rather than have to connect back to a PC.

      Comment posted on 14/09/2018 at 12:21.
  7. DrDamn
    Since: Dec 2013

    There is something … https://twitter.com/oldmario/status/1039134012059656194?s=19

    See reply by Luke Meats (online safety manager at Sony). I see Rocket League crossplay stuff is delayed too, what was Sony’s excuse for not allowing crossplay? Ok 2 + 2 = 5 but *something* is happening.

    Comment posted on 13/09/2018 at 17:08.