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PS4 firmware 2.50 to add accessibility options, enable backup games to storage, says leak

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The next firmware patch for the PlayStation 4 will deliver a range of accessibility options, plus the ability to back up games to an external drive, according to leaked images.

The word got out this weekend from a Twitter user, through a friend with beta access to the new firmware. Suspend/Resume also will now function with Netflix. "The PS4 will pick up where you're watching and not just reboot the entire app," says user isaparrot. "It's really in memory."

Overall, the PS4's operating system has gotten a new coat of polish. "PS4 took the best parts of Vita's OS and polished a lot of things," isaparrot wrote.

As for the accessibility features, shown in this image below, options include Text to Speech, Invert Colors, Larger Text, Bold Text, High Contrast, Closed Captions, Button Assignment and Add to Quick Menu.

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Add to Quick Menu "adds a link to the accessibility menu on the quick menu page" brought up when a user holds down the PlayStation button, isaparrot said.

There's no word on when update 2.50 will arrive for the public.

Polygon has reached out to PlayStation representatives in the U.S. to ask for comment and will update this post with any they make.

Update: A PlayStation representative responds:

The next PS4 system software update will be released soon, and its features are currently being processed for quality assurance. We will have more information on the update to share shortly.

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