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Beta testers welcome for PS4’s next system update

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New system features are on the way

Sony is accepting beta testers for an upcoming PlayStation 4 software update, with registration open now. The beta period will begin sometime in early August, according to the PlayStation Blog, although new features have yet to be disclosed.

The preview program will allow PS4 owners to take several new features and fixes for a test drive before the update rolls out to everyone. Registration will remain open until the beta launches, and testers must be at least 18 to participate.

Sony has run similar beta tests for two previous system updates, software versions 3.00 and 3.50. The most recent of these ran this past March, with version 3.50 officially launching in April. Among other features, the software update added remote play capabilities to the console, allowing PS4 owners to play on Mac and Windows PC.

Most recently, Sony rolled out update 3.55. Beta testers can roll back to that version of the PS4’s system software at any point during the preview program.