PS4’s major firmware update 2.0 to launch next week

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Sony has at last given a date of 28th October for the arrival of 'Masamune'

The PS4’s big firmware update 2.0 - codenamed Masamune - has finally been given an official release date.

Due next Tuesday, 28th October, Masamune is set to bring a number of major changes to the PS4 system. The console’s interface is to become more customisable with the introduction of themes and the ability to change the background colour.

Those who’ve been waiting to play their own music on the PS4 will be able to use the USB Music Player feature to play tracks off a USB stick.

An intriguing new feature called Share Play is incoming, which will not only let players steam games in order to play local multiplayer modes over the internet but also allows you to jump into another player’s game to help them out with parts they’re stuck on.

You will also be able to upload captured videos directly to YouTube, add games available through PlayStation Plus directly to your library without having to download them and receive suggestions for new PSN friends via the Players You May Know feature.

In addition to this it’s also known that there will be improvements to live broadcasting, the Content Area and the PS4’s voice command support.

Themes due for PS4 with update 2.0

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