PlayStation 4 System Update 4.00 to add folders and more

There is no official release date yet, but at least we get an idea of what to expect.

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Your PlayStation 4 will be getting a hardware update in the next several weeks, and Sony wants you to know what to expect--except for an official release date.

In a post on the official blog, SCEA VP of Brand Marketing John Koller said Update 4.00 will over improvements and changes in a variety of areas. Most notable for many users will be the improvements coming to Library organization, with an easier view of the games and apps currently installed on your system, along with the abiilty to make your own custom folders.

"Whether you’re in the beta or not, we wanted to give everyone a glimpse at some of the new aspects of this system software. We’re refreshing the system UI, adding tools for organization, updating the Quick Menu, and much more."

Here's the quick version:

  • UI Refresh: New system backgrounds, a revised What’s New tab, updated popup notifications and redesigned system icons. Koller calls it "a fresh coat of paint."
  • Quick Menu:  "The menu now only covers a portion of the screen, meaning you don’t need to leave gameplay entirely.  ... You can see the online status of your friends, and shortcuts to quickly access your Party, Favorite Groups, Communities, and more"
  • Share Menu: Size has been reduced on the screen, and videos for Twitter can now be 140 seconds instead of 10 seconds.
  • Folders and Library Organization: Folders can now be created, the library adds a new "purchased" tab to help declutter the Library, and new sorting tools have been added.
  • Trophy Improvements: Trophies can be viewed in offline mode, and hidden trophy content can now be shown.
  • User Profile: Relevant info for a player is now easier to find.

Koller said more info is coming in the next few weeks, including a planned release date.

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